Spring field day tour set
Farmers and those who advise farmers about crops will want to attend the annual spring field day beginning at 1 p.m. June 27 at the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research Farm near Crawfordsville.
One of the features 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 ISU.
Also highlighted on the tour will be “Managing Nitrogen for Corn after a Rye Cover Crop” by ISU Extension agronomist-soil fertility John Sawyer; “Managing Glyphosate Tolerant Waterhemp in Soybeans” by ISU Extension field agronomist Jim Fawcett; and “Crop Season Review” by farm superintendent Myron Rees.
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 training session with a focus on soil and water management. The credit fee for certified crop advisors attending the morning session is $50 and includes lunch. The afternoon tours are free.
A lunch will be available at noon for $5, followed by a demonstration on grain safety by the Washington County Health Department.
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 1.75 miles south of Crawfordsville, then 2 miles east on county road G-62, then 0.75 mile north.
Signs will be posted to guide attendees to the event.