Enjoy a tour of water gardens in Story County on July 16th, 2016. Learn more here: www.ciwga.org/garden%20tours.html
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting the 2018 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 at the Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station near Ames. The annual event will feature various research and demonstration projects on fruit and vegetable production for commercial growers, extension personnel, non-profit organizations, and Master Gardeners.
The annual field days will take place at five Iowa State research and demonstration farms and two county fairgrounds in July and August. The public is welcome to attend these free field days, which take place rain or shine.
“The theme for this year is planting the rainbow, with vegetables planted to be donated to nearby food pantries ranging in colors like pink tomatoes, purple snap beans, yellow cauliflower and orange winter squash,” said Cindy Haynes, a horticulture associate professor who coordinates the field days.
Specific projects include high tunnels, organic vegetable production, pepper and sweet potato production, pest management in cucurbit crops, hops, peaches, and beneficial insects such as bees, wasps and pollinators. Ajay Nair, associate professor and extension vegetable production specialist, said growers will also see how biodegradable plastic can be used for pepper production, and they’ll get to see equipment demonstrations, including finger weeders. “The main goal is for producers to assess and get exposed to some of the innovative research we are doing here at Iowa State University, and also for them to see things in person,” Nair said. Producers will also get to review the latest research in irrigation and pest management, and they’ll get to see how peaches can be grown using high tunnels. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/vegetablelab/2019-fruit-and-vegetable-field-day
Come to the Horticulture Research Farm in Ames to learn about robotic mowers, grass cultivar trials, and turf health. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/iowa-turfgrass-field-and-demo-day-feature-innovative-technology
Iowa State University’s annual Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Aug. 7 will feature research and demonstration projects on fruit and vegetable production for commercial growers, extension personnel, non-profit organizations and master gardeners.
The field day will run from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at the Iowa State Horticulture Research Station, 55519 170th St., near Ames. Registration is free, but required for a meal count at: www.extension.iastate.edu/vegetablelab/2017-fruit-and-vegetable-field-day
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Take a tour of gardens in Portland, Oregon hosted by Reiman Gardens.
Join us at the ISU Horticulture Research Station on Saturday, September 29th from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. We'll have farm tours, apple sorting demos, kid's games, high tunnel tours, and a farmer's market. Learn more here.