Margins, Fertilizer, Tillage and Crop Rotation Effects Highlighted at Annual Meeting

Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association meeting to be held March 7

February 21, 2019, 8:54 am | Ryan Drollette, Joshua Michel, Virgil Schmitt, Kristina TeBockhorst, Rebecca Vittetoe

AMES, Iowa – The Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host its annual meeting on March 7 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Johnson County office.

cornfield with barn in background.The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature an update on activities at the Iowa State University Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm, as well as presentations from extension specialists.

Topics of discussion include:

  • A research farm update from Myron Rees, Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm superintendent.
  • New Farm Bill Implications, by Ryan Drollette, farm management specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.
  • Tighter Margins: Farm Finances, by Charles Brown, farm management specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.
  • Fertilizer Priorities and Liming Strategies when Facing Low Crop Prices, by Antonio Mallarino, professor and extension soil fertility specialist at Iowa State.
  • Long-term Tillage and Crop Rotation Effects on Crop Yield, Economic Returns and Soil Organic Carbon in Iowa, by Mahdi Al-Kasi, professor and extension soil and water specialist at Iowa State.

The meeting, which includes lunch, will be provided at no charge and will conclude at 3 p.m. Certified Crop Advisor CCU credits are available.

For more information, contact Drollette at or 319-337-2145; Josh Michel at or 319-523-2371; Kristina TeBockhorst at or 319- 337-2145; Virgil Schmitt at or 563-263-5701; or Rebecca Vittetoe at or 319-653-4811.


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