Spring field day set for June 27 at ISU research farm
CRAWFORDSVILLE — Farmers and those who advise farmers about crops will want to attend the annual spring field day for the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research Farm near Crawfordsville on June 27 beginning at 1 p.m.
One of the features on the tour will be Virgil Schmitt’s presentation on “Crop Weather Outlook & How New Weather Stations Will Benefit Iowa Farmers.” Schmitt is an extension field agronomist with Iowa State University.
Also highlighted on the tour will be “Managing Nitrogen for Corn after a Rye Cover Crop” by John Sawyer, ISU Extension agronomist – Soil Fertility; “Managing Glyphosate Tolerant Waterhemp in Soybeans” by Jim Fawcett, ISU Extension field agronomist; and “Crop Season Review” by Myron Rees, farm superintendent.
Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits will be available for attending the event for a fee. Those wishing to obtain additional CCA credits can come at 9 a.m. for a morning training session with a focus on soil and water management. There is a credit fee for certified crop advisors attending the morning session and the fee includes lunch. There is no fee for the afternoon tours.
A lunch will be available at noon for a nominal fee, followed by a demonstration on grain safety by the Washington County Health Department. Please register by June 25 for the morning CCA session and the noon lunch by calling the Johnson County Extension Office at 319-337-2145.
To reach the farm, follow U.S. Highway 218 one and three quarters miles south of Crawfordsville, then two miles east on county road G-62, then three quarters mile north. Signs will be posted to guide motorists to the event.