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3-sisters workshop

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
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This 3-Sisters workshop is a product of a USDA project that focuses on providing information on establishing and managing a 3-sister garden (corn, bean, and squash). The workshop is scheduled on 30 October, 2020 (Friday) from 12:30-3:30pm. This is a free event. This workshop will focus on the following topics:

• DIY Soil Health Tests - Dr. Marshall McDaniel
• Key insect pests of squash, beans, and corn - Dr. Donald Lewis
• Basics and troubleshooting composting - Dr. Ajay Nair

Workshop Link:
Password: iCmcdMRH976

Join by phone:
+1-415-655-0001; Access code: 120 317 3528


Muscatine Island Research Farm Field Day

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 1:00pm
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FRUITLAND, Iowa – The annual Field Day of the Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, from 1-4pm. This farm serves as an ISU Extension and Outreach education center for commercial produce growers and agricultural crops. The field day provides an opportunity for producers and industry professionals to interact with Iowa State crop production specialists and learn from their research projects and demonstrations. Fruitland is unique due to its coarse, sandy glacial soil, groundwater that is close to the surface and a warmer, longer growing season than most of the rest of Iowa. A wagon tour of the farm will feature current research in corn, soybeans, and vegetables. Below is the tentative agenda:

Introductions and brief overview of research trials currently taking place on the farm - Josh Michel and Dominic Snyder
Biochar potato/sweet corn study – Ajay Nair
Soybean variety trials/ studies - Kevin Falk
SCN trials/ studies; Resistance to SCN-current status and future prospects - Greg Tylka
Local agronomic issues/ topics - Virgil Schmitt

To learn more about the event contact Joshua Michel at 563-262-8787 or; or visit the research farm’s website. The Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm is located at 111 North Street in Fruitland, Iowa. From Highway 61, turn east on Fruitland Road, which becomes North Street at the Fruitland city limits. The farm is on the south side of North Street.

For questions or if interested in other demonstration field days, contact your Iowa State University Extension Office. This event is sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach, Muscatine Island Research Farm Association and the Muscatine Island Truck Growers Association.

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