Virtual Fall Field Day Webinar Series to be hosted August 31 – September 4

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Iowa – Farmers, ag professionals, and other interested parties are invited to participate in a virtual field day webinar series being hosted by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association, and other research associations in Iowa from August 31 to September 4, 2020. “Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this virtual field day webinar series is being offered in place of the annual fall face-to-face field day that is held at the ISU Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm and other ISU research farms,” said Virgil Schmitt, ISU extension field agronomist. “COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the growing season and we are adapting our typical field day to the situation.” Each webinar will start at 8:00 a.m. with a 20 minutes discussion on the topic of the day with time for a question and answers session at the end. Sessions will be limited to 30 minutes. Topics to be featured each day of the webinar series are an overview of the research farm system (August 31), water quality monitoring and research with Matt Helmers (September 1), corn fungicide research with Alison Robertson (September 2), long-term tillage and crop-rotation research with Mahdi Al-Kaisi (September 3), and phosphorus and potassium fertilizer placement and tillage with Antonio Mallarino (September 4).
This webinar series is free and open to the public and will be offered through ZOOM. While there is no charge to attend, registration is required and can be completed by going to Pre-registration will be available until the webinar series begins. After registering, participants will receive an e-mail with instructions and a link for joining the webinar series. Registrants will be able to watch any or all the webinars. Participants may join through their web browser, mobile phone, or tablet. They will need to download a free app prior to joining. Participants should join the webinar at least 15 minutes in advance to ensure connections and software is working correctly.
If registrants cannot attend the live webinar, a recording of each session will be posted for viewing as soon as it is available on the ISU Extension and Outreach Crops Team YouTube Channel. Also, Certified Crop Advisors can earn continuing education units (CEU’s) by participating in the live webinars.
For more information, questions or for assistance with registration please contact ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists Virgil Schmitt at 563-263-5701, or; or Josh Michel at 319-523-2371, or

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