AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will host its annual fall field day on Sept. 5. The event will run from 1-4:15 p.m. and will focus on best practices for marketing, gypsum and liming practices, and pest management.
The field day is free and open to the public. It will be begin at the Borlaug Learning Center, located at the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm, 3321 290th Street, Nashua.
Steve Johnson, farm management specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, will kick-off the program by providing his insights on the crop market and its outlook. Antonio Mallarino, professor and extension specialist in agronomy at Iowa State, will discuss recent research on the use of high rates of gypsum, as well as provide a soil lime/pH update.
From there the event will move outside for the farm wagon tour. Meaghan Anderson, field agronomist with ISU Extension and Outreach, will share her thoughts on weed management, herbicide resistance and crop injury. Daren Mueller, associate professor and extension specialist in plant pathology and microbiology at Iowa State, will review corn and soybean diseases that have impacted farmers in 2018 and how to manage them in 2019.
Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits are available (1 NM, 2 PM, 1 CM). For more information, contact Terry Basol, extension field agronomist, at 641-426-6801.
Directions to the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm: From Nashua at the Jct. of Hwy 218 (Exit 220) and Co. Rd. B60, go west on B60 1.1 miles to Windfall Ave., then south 1 mile to 290th St., then east 0.2 miles to the farm.