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Iowa State University Prairie Field Day 2024

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
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Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station Prairie Field Day 2024. This event will occur on July 16, 2024, at the Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station. It will include onsite tours of a prairie remnant, prairie reconstruction, and the Iowa DNR prairie seed production project. We will hear from several guest speakers about the important ecology of Iowa's tallgrass prairies and techniques for conservation.
Guest speakers include:
•    Laura Miner, Iowa Prairie Network secretary and Iowa DNR Technician 2 at the Prairie Resource Center.
•    Dr. Brian Wisley, Iowa State University, professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology.
•    Dr. Tom Rosburg, Drake University, professor of Biology and Iowa prairie expert.
•    Bill Johnson, Iowa DNR, wildlife biologist.
•    Dr. Lisa Schulte-Moore, Iowa State University, professor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management and Cofounder of Science-based Trials of Row crops Integrated with Prairie Strips (STRIPS) project.
•    Dr. Adam Janke, Iowa State University, associate professor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management and wildlife extension specialist.
We will provide transportation to and from each onsite tour. Long pants and boots are recommended, expect to walk through tall grass and uneven terrain. 

Schedule:
12:30-12:45 - Introduction (Nick Howell, Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station Superintendent)
12:45-1:00 - Iowa Prairie Network (Laura Miner, Secretary of Iowa Prairie Network, Iowa DNR)
1:00-1:35 - Tour of prairie remnant (Dr. Brian Wilsey, Iowa State University)
1:35-2:00 - Management of non-native grasses in prairies (Dr. Tom Rosburg, Drake University)
2:00-2:15 - Research station prairie management plan (Rachel Sents, Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station Prairie Intern)
2:15-2:50 - Introduction and tour of Iowa DNR prairie seed project (Bill Johnson, Iowa DNR)
2:50-3:05 - Seed plot management (Maya Chadwick, Seth Breeding, Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station Prairie Interns)
3:05-3:35 - Reconstruction of prairie on agricultural lands (Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore, Iowa State University)
3:35-4:00 - Wildlife Native to Iowa Prairies (Dr. Adam Janke, Iowa State University)
 

Registration is required. Please fill the requested information below. Registration deadline is 07/09/2024.

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