AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting the 2018 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 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 research projects focusing on high tunnel vegetable crops, herbicide drift, organic vegetable production, potatoes, asparagus, sweet potato, pest management in cucurbit crops, hops, peaches, and honey bee health and behavior studies. The field day will also demonstrate equipment and tools needed in small scale fruit and vegetable production systems. Funding for the event is provided by USDA SARE and IDALS Specialty Crop Block grants. 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 2:00-6:30 p.m. Registration is free but required to get a count for supper. Please register below.
For more information contact:
Dr. Diana Cochran, Fruit Specialist,
Dr. Ajay Nair, Vegetable Specialist,
Dear growers, extension personnel, and specialty crop stakeholders
We are organizing a high tunnel field day and a farm tour at Greg Rinehart's farm on Wednesday August 30th from 10 to noon followed by lunch and discussion. Greg is a collaborator on a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grant and is experimenting with high tunnel shade cloth treatments at his farm. We will be meeting at Greg’s farm at 10:00am (703 Kale Rd., Boone, Iowa, IA 50036. After the farm visit the group will head to lunch at the Boone County Extension office for a short gathering and further discussion. Please email or call me (firstname.lastname@example.org; 515-294-7080) or Joe Hannan (email@example.com; 515-971-9503) if you plan to attend. We hope many of you could attend.