Iowa State University, Northern Iowa Research Farm Association to Host Field Day Sept. 7

August 18, 2017, 9:39 am | Ed Adcock

Field Day Plant CloseupAMES, Iowa — Soybean aphids, late-season crop diseases and crop prospects will be among the topics Sept. 7 at a field day at the Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm near Kanawha.

The field day will take place at the farm’s south location, 1040 James Ave., Kanawha, which is about two miles south of Kanawha on county road R35.

Registration and refreshments will be at 9 a.m. and the field day will start at 9:30 a.m. A noon lunch will be available.

Matt Schnabel, farm superintendent, will begin the field day program with a review of the growing season and a discussion of summer activities at the farm.

Erin Hodgson, ISU Extension and Outreach entomologist, will discuss insect issues in Iowa crops this summer and soybean aphid management.

Alison Robertson, extension plant pathologist, will review late-season corn diseases and discuss bacterial leaf streak, a corn leaf disease that was recently found in Iowa.  

Mark Licht and Sotirios Archontoulis, extension cropping systems specialists, will discuss crop development and maturity, and a crop development model — called Forecast and Assessment of Cropping sysTemS or FACTS — that predicts crop performance in a growing season.

Paul Kassel and Angie Rieck-Hinz, extension field agronomists, will discuss crop production issues, including off-target movement of dicamba and weed control strategies for 2018.

The field day is free, open to the public, and includes complimentary refreshments and lunch. Please call the Wright County or Hancock County ISU Extension and Outreach office by Sept. 5, at 515-532-3453 or 641-923-2856 respectively, to reserve a spot at the field day. Certified Crop Adviser credits will be available.

The Northern Iowa Research Farm Association owns the farm, which is operated by Iowa State.

Matt Schnabel, Northern Research and Demonstration Farm, 641-762-3247,
Angie Rieck-Hinz, ISU Extension and Outreach, 515-231-2830,
Paul Kassel, ISU Extension and Outreach, 712-262-2264,

Photo by Adam Sisson

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