Dry Weather and Corn Rootworm Are Topics at Northeast Research Farm Field Day

Get a 2021 crop progress update at annual field day

June 11, 2021, 12:27 pm | Terry Basol, Ken Pecinovsky

NASHUA, Iowa – The Annual Spring Field Day at Iowa State University’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will run from 1-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 24.  

“As we continue to experience warm and dry weather conditions, part of our program will focus on implications and expectations of the 2021 crop, to help producers in future planning,” said Terry Basol, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Research farm field day.Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University climatologist emeritus, will start the program by providing his insights on crop weather for the 2021 growing season.

Erin Hodgson, professor and extension specialist in entomology at Iowa State, will share the latest research on corn rootworm management.

Mark Licht, assistant professor in agronomy and extension cropping systems specialist, will address the warm and dry weather implications on crop development and yield potential, and Prashant Jha, weed specialist, will discuss integrated weed management programs in Iowa corn and soybean.    

The field day is free and open to the public. It starts at the Borlaug Learning Center Headquarters on the Iowa Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm.

Directions: From Nashua at the junction of Highway 218 (Exit 220) and County Road 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.

CCA credits will be available (2PM & 2 CM). For more information about the event, call Terry Basol at 641-426-6801.


Shareable photo: Research farm field day at Iowa State University’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm.

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