The Department of Horticulture at Iowa State University is hosting the 2022 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Monday, August 15, 2022 at the Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station near Ames.
The annual event will feature various research and demonstration projects on fruit and vegetable production for commercial growers, extension personnel, non-profit organizations, and Master Gardeners. The field day will provide an opportunity to observe results and evaluate projects focusing on apple orchard and cultivars, organic vegetable production, biochar, pepper, wine grape production, winter squash, apples, grapes, pest management in cucurbit crops, 3-sisters intercropping, and beneficial insects (bees, wasps, pollinators, etc.).
Participants will have the opportunity to observe and evaluate tools and equipment suited for small and diversified farms. Funding for the event is provided by USDA NIFA OREI, NCSARE and IDALS Specialty Crop Block grant. The field day is organized in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa, Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.
The ISU Horticulture Research Station is located at 55519, 170th Street, Ames, IA. The field day will run from 2:00-6:00 p.m. followed by supper. Registration is free but required to count for supper. Please register by clicking the link below: