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New conservation field days announced the week of 8/10

New conservation field days announced the week of 8/10

There were 5 field days announced during the week of August 10. For more details about these and 14 more field days, visit here.

Recently Announced

August 21 | Manure Management + Field Day in the Headwaters of the North Raccoon

A systems approach to manure management, water quality and soil health. Manure Management + is a partnership between Iowa NRCS, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa State University, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance and Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont with the goal to educate Iowa Pork Producers that apply liquid swine manure and ag retailers to increase their understanding of the many conservation practices that address environmental and financial sustainability. This includes the use of nitrogen stabilizers in concert with other soil health management and water quality practices. Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 14 here.

August 22 | Manure Management + Field Day in the Floyd Watershed

A systems approach to manure management, water quality and soil health. Manure Management + is a partnership between Iowa NRCS, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa State University, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance and Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont with the goal to educate Iowa Pork Producers that apply liquid swine manure and ag retailers to increase their understanding of the many conservation practices that address environmental and financial sustainability. This includes the use of nitrogen stabilizers in concert with other soil health management and water quality practices. Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 14 here.

September 6 | Fall Field Day Tour

The field day will feature the following stops:

  • Growing season research review by Myron Rees, farm superintendent.
  • Best management practices for farmers new to using cover crops by Mark Licht, assistant professor in agronomy and extension cropping systems specialist, and Alison Robertson, professor extension specialist in plant pathology and microbiology at Iowa State.
  • Weed management strategies for 2019 and beyond by Meaghan Anderson, field agronomist with ISU Extension and Outreach.
  • Crop market expectations by Chad Hart, associate professor in economics and extension grain markets specialist at Iowa State.

September 6 | Manure Management + Field Day in the Skunk River Watershed

A systems approach to manure management, water quality and soil health. Manure Management + is a partnership between Iowa NRCS, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa State University, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance and Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont with the goal to educate Iowa Pork Producers that apply liquid swine manure and ag retailers to increase their understanding of the many conservation practices that address environmental and financial sustainability. This includes the use of nitrogen stabilizers in concert with other soil health management and water quality practices. This includes the use of nitrogen stabilizers in concert with other soil health management and water quality practices. Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 30 here.

September 7 | Manure Management + Field Day in the Boone Watershed

A systems approach to manure management, water quality and soil health. Manure Management + is a partnership between Iowa NRCS, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa State University, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance and Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont with the goal to educate Iowa Pork Producers that apply liquid swine manure and ag retailers to increase their understanding of the many conservation practices that address environmental and financial sustainability. This includes the use of nitrogen stabilizers in concert with other soil health management and water quality practices. Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 30 here.

Upcoming

August 14 | Cover Crop Field Day

The purpose of this field day is to share information and education about incorporating cover crops into a sustainable farming system. Discussion will include the benefits of cover crops and soil health. There will also be a Q&A session.

August 15 | Webinar: Decomposition of Tea as Low-Cost, Scientifically-Robust Soil Health Indicator

Join speaker Marshall McDaniel, Assistant Professor of ISU Department of Agronomy in a discussion about the decomposition of tea as a low-cost, scientifically-robust soil health indicator. Connect to the webinar here.


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