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Southeast Iowa Research Farm Hosts Annual Spring Field Day

Posted: Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 6:24 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh

Measuring soil health, cereal rye termination timing, and dicamba management are the topics to be featured at the annual spring field day at the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research Farm near Crawfordsville.

Attendees will tour the facility with a farm and crop update from Farm Superintendent Myron Rees. Demonstrations and discussions will be given by ISU Associate Professor of Agronomy Marshall McDaniel, Extension Plant Pathologist Alison Robertson, and Extension Weed Scientist Bob Hartzler.

Extension Field Agronomist Meaghan Anderson shares the value of this annual field day, “Well, I think it’s really important to make sure people are given the opportunity to see what Iowa State’s actually doing for research in their neighborhood of the state. We have research farms all over the state but it’s really nice that we have this research farm actually down on the Washington and Louisa County line so that people can actually see what we’re doing. And this gives us an opportunity to kind of show it off and it provides our clientele, or members of the agricultural research association, or anybody else with the public the opportunity to see what we’re doing and provide input on things that they’d like to see in the future.”

Registration for the field day begins at 12:30 p.m. June 28th with the tour starting at 1 p.m. and it is free to attend. There will be a morning training session for Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits which will feature the topic of soil health concepts and measurements. For registration information contact the Johnson County Extension Office at 319-337-2145.