There were two webinars announced during the week of August 31. For more information about recently announced field days visit, here.
September 9 | Lessons from the Derecho: Addressing Storm Damage and Working Towards Resilient Forest and Tree Resources
The derecho caused extensive damage across the state, to buildings, crops, and trees. This webinar will focus on the storm damage to forests and urban trees, and how this damage can be evaluated and managed to create more resilient forest and tree resources. Billy Beck, Extension Forestry Specialist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University, will also provide tips on creating more storm-ready urban and rural forest canopies. Recovery resources for both rural forest landowners and urban residents will be covered.
September 10 | Redefining the Field Edge
A Conservation Learning Group project led by Mark Licht and funded by North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education is working with Dennis Staudt and three additional Iowa farmers to convert marginal land areas to perennial vegetation to evaluate the return on investment and explore the potential benefits to water quality, soil health and wildlife habitat.