Field Day to Highlight Ag Weather Forecast, Soil and Crops

June 27 field day at ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm

May 24, 2018, 4:41 pm | Terry Basol, Ken Pecinovsky

farmers on a field day trailer.AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm annual spring field day will be June 27. The farm is located at 3321 290th Street in Nashua and the field day will run from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

ISU Extension and Outreach specialists will be presenting throughout the afternoon. Elwynn Taylor, extension climatologist, will kick-off the program in the Borlaug Learning Center with insights on crop weather for the 2018 growing season. Mahdi Al-Kaisi, extension soil management specialist, will provide updates on various strip-till and no-till studies at the research farm.

Attendees will then convene outside for a tour of the farm. On the tour, John Sawyer, extension specialist in soil fertility and nutrient management, will share information on corn nitrogen fertilizer management including application rates, application timing, nitrogen sensors and more. To finish the tour, Brian Lang, extension field agronomist, will discuss and demonstrate crop scouting techniques for insect pests.

The field day is free and everyone is welcome to attend. CCA credits will be available to those that need them. For more information about the event contact Terry Basol at 641-426-6801.

 

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