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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 24, 2018
AGRICULTURE

Agronomy class for women rescheduled

Mar 28, 2018

The first Agronomy in the Field session that was supposed to be held March 27 was been postponed due to the cool and wet spring until April 10.

Agronomy in the Field is a multi-session and hands-on workshop being offered to women landowners, farmers, conservationists and other women who are interested in learning more about agronomy. This series of workshops will be held monthly at local farms in Davis County during the 2018 growing season.

The topic for the April 10 session will focus on spring cover crop management. The session, hosted by Kevin Prevo, will be 5-6:30 p.m. at a field east of Bloomfield at 25336 220th St.

The goals of the series are to strengthen agronomic skills for women that allow for better decision-making, provide a better understanding of inputs for crop production, see and understand different conservation practices and increase confidence in communication with spouse, farming partner, ag retailer or tenant.

“We plan to cover topics on spring cover crop management, planting conditions, crop growth and development, replant considerations, weed, disease and insect identification, pest management principles, scouting techniques, forage and pasture management, and additional practices and topics as they come up,” said Rebecca Vittetoe, ISU Extension field agronomist.

The series is designed to be hands-on and conducted in the field to see real-time conditions. Each session will be approximately one hour long; a woman does not need to commit for the entire season to attend.

There is no charge, but registration is necessary by contacting Vittetoe at rka8@iastate.edu or 319-653-4811 or Cecil Reed at cecil.reed@plantpioneer.com or 641-208-6890.

Agronomy in the Field is sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach, Davis County Extension, and NexGen Ag Solutions LLC.

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