Northwest Iowa Research Farm Field Day Is July 7

Topics include pests, weed management and nitrate reduction

June 15, 2021, 3:02 pm | Joel DeJong

LE MARS, Iowa - The annual Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm field day will be held Wednesday, July 7 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the farm, located at 6320 500th St., Sutherland. 

Erin Hogdson in soybean field.The field day will focus on pest and weed management and nitrate reduction practices. 

“We look forward to holding our field day live and in-person again this year,” said Joel DeJong, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

The program will begin with a conversation with Daniel J. Robison, endowed dean’s chair of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State.

Robison will give an update on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, followed by topics that include:

  • Corn rootworm and soybean gall midge management, led by Erin Hodgson, professor in entomology and extension specialist in entomology at Iowa State.
  • Integrated weed management updates for 2021, led by Prashant Jha, ISU Extension and Outreach weed specialist.
  • Edge-of-field practices for nitrate reduction, led by Matt Helmers, professor in agricultural and biosystems engineering and extension agricultural engineering specialist at Iowa State.

Attendance at the field day is free and open to the public. Registration is not needed. 

A complimentary noon lunch will also be available thanks to sponsorship from Security State Bank, 5th Gen Ag, O’Brien County Ag Supply, C-S Agrow and Ken’s Feed. 

For more information, contact Joel DeJong at 712-546-7835 or

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