June 21 Field Day highlights Ag Weather Forecast with Elwynn Taylor

The Annual Spring Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will run from 1:00 to 4:15 p.m. Elwynn Taylor, ISU Extension Climatologist, will kick-off the program in the Borlaug Learning Center, by providing his insights on crop weather for the 2017 growing season. Tom Kaspar, USDA-ARS, follows with updates and the latest information on cover crop practices for growers in northeast Iowa. We will then convene outside for the farm wagon tours; John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist, will share his expertise on nitrogen fertilizer management for corn, and Mike Owen, Extension weed management specialist, will provide the latest on weed management including Palmer amaranth.

The field day is free and open to the public. It starts at the Borlaug Learning Center Headquarters on the ISU Northeast Research Farm and Demonstration Farm.  Directions: From Nashua at the Jct. of Hwy 218 (Exit 220) and Co. Rd. B60, go west on B60 1.1 miles to Windfall Ave., then south 1 mile to 290th St., then east 0.2 miles to the farm. CCA credits will be available (1 SW, 1 NM, 1 PM, 1 CM). For more information about the event, call Terry Basol at 641-426-6801.

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