The Annual Spring Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will run from 1:00 to 4:30 P.M. on Wednesday, June 21st . Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extension Economist, will kick-off the program, by providing his insights on current and future agricultural markets. Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University professor (emeritus) and extension weed specialist, will discuss weed management strategies in regard to water hemp. Randall Cass, extension entomologist, will provide updates on pollinator habitat establishment and management. Ed Zaworski, extension plant pathologist, will review crop diseases for the 2023 growing season in Northeast Iowa, and give an update on the Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic.
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. For more information about the event, call Terry Basol at 641-426-6801; or Josh Michel at 563-581-7828.