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Updated: 2017-06-27T19:21:17Z

 



Soil Health Field Day July 12 near Donahue

2017-06-23T09:51:46Z

Farmers from the area and other experts will discuss how soil health impacts the business side of farming during the July 12 field day. This event is being held with support and collaboration from Iowa Learning Farms and the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District.

DONAHUE, Iowa – A field day near Donahue, Iowa will share information about improving soil health to make farmland more productive, efficient and sustainable for the next generation. Farmers from the area and other experts will discuss how soil health impacts the business side of farming during the July 12 field day.

The event will focus on:

  • Cover crop management and machinery set-up
  • Herbicide and cover crop interactions
  • Soil Health Properties
  • Rainfall simulator demonstration

Soil Health Partnership farmers John and Joan Maxwell will host area growers, cover crop experts and neighbors from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Cinnamon Ridge Farms 10600 275th St, Donahue. The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal. This event is being held with support and collaboration from Iowa Learning Farms and the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District.

An initiative of the National Corn Growers Association, the Soil Health Partnership works closely with diverse organizations including commodity groups, industry, foundations, federal agencies, universities and well-known environmental groups toward common goals.

“We encourage farmers to ask questions that will help define how improving yields through better soil health will provide longer-term stability for their business,” said Elyssa McFarland, eastern Iowa field manager for the partnership. “Soil health is more than just nutrient management. The other aspects of soil management will become keys to success as we move into a new frontier in agriculture.”

Registration can be made prior to the event at soilhealthpartnership.org or call Scott County SWCD at 563-391-1403 ext. 3.

 




Management of European Corn Borer Difficult without Hybrid Traits

2017-06-21T09:51:10Z

Today some farmers, in an effort to lower costs as commodity markets remain low, have started planting corn without the Bt traits that have proven so effective against European corn borer and other caterpillars - and they are now having questions about the biology, life cycle and management of European corn borer.

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Seed Mix for Monarchs and Bees Developed by Iowa State

2017-06-19T09:09:05Z

Researchers with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have worked to provide a mix of perennials to use as habitat for monarch butterflies and bees that provides a diversity of flowers that bloom throughout the growing season.

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Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in 5 More Iowa Counties

2017-06-15T10:14:45Z

Emerald ash borer has been found in Benton, Buena Vista, Floyd, Howard, and Warren counties. More than half of Iowa's counties now have confirmed infestations.
 

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Tour Southeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm during June 22 Field Day

2017-06-12T10:25:23Z

ISU Extension and Outreach specialists will lead demonstrations and discussions during the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm annual spring field day June 22.

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Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm Field Day June 21

2017-06-02T13:49:45Z

Iowa State University’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will host its annual spring field day June 21. The event will provide information on a wide range of subjects, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists leading demonstrations and discussions.

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Iowa State, Northern Iowa Research Farm Association Sponsor Summer Field Day

2017-06-01T13:43:13Z

Information on crop management, insecticide resistance of soybean aphids, sudden death syndrome in soybeans and sulfur fertilization of corn will highlight the Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm’s summer field day.

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Field Day to Showcase Cereal Rye Cultivar and Planting Date Effects

2017-05-30T16:29:49Z

ISU Extension and Outreach will host a field day June 1 to showcase results from experiments using cereal rye cultivars.

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Field Days to Help Participants Improve Profit and Water Quality

2017-05-25T16:13:42Z

Farmers and their consultants can learn how to improve both farm profits and water quality at a series of field days hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach during Nitrogen and Water Week June 27-29.

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Monarch Butterfly and Wetland Field Day June 14 near Story City

2017-05-24T16:05:52Z

A monarch butterfly and wetland field day will be held Wednesday, June 14 at a CREP wetland near Story City.

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