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Northwest Research & Demonstration Farm Field Day

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 9:00am

Topics: 

  • Conversation with ISU Dean of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences - Daniel J. Robison
  • Updates on corn rootworm and soybean gall midge - Erin Hodgson, ISU Extension & Outreach Entomologist
  • Integrated weed management updates - Prashant Jha, ISU Extension & Outreach Weed Specialist
  • Edge of field practices for nitrate reduction - Matt Helmers, INRC Director, Professor of  Agriculture & Biosystems Engineering

Free and open to the public. Registration not required. Link to flyer for more information.
 

Virtual Field Day - Increasing Water Quality Enhancement Wetlands and Oxbows

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, ithe Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG) will present a virtual field day on the benefits of increased water quality enhancement wetlands and oxbows in the Midwest on Thursday, October 21 at 1 p.m. CT. Join us as we explore a few different wetlands and oxbows in the state and discuss funding programs. We will look at how these water quality enhancement wetlands and oxbows can be used as part of risk management and nutrient reductions plans, and provide needed wildlife habitat in key locations. This highly interactive virtual field day will be a discussion between landowners, scientists, wildlife specialists and virtual field day participants. Get more details or register at: https://iastate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpduihpj8iE9ZHcjpsenc2DWQILG41wg0D

Cover Crop and Saturated Buffer Field Day near Walcott, November 17

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

The public is invited to a field day near Walcott, Iowa, that will feature cover crops and a saturated buffer, Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 12:00-2:00 p.m., hosted by the Iowa Learning Farms, the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, Iowa Geological Survey and Partners of Scott County Watersheds. The field day will begin at Paustian Farms, 6520 215th St, Walcott, IA 52773. The free event includes a complimentary meal. RSVPs are encouraged to ensure adequate space and food (contact Liz Ripley, 515-294-5429 or ilf@iastate.edu).  Find more details and directions at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/cover-crop-and-saturated-buffer-field-day-be-held-near-walcott-november-17

Putting Science Into Practice: AAI Agribusiness Showcase & Conference 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 8:00am to Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 3:55pm

Putting Science into Practice is the theme of the 2021 Agribusiness Association of Iowa Virtual Showcase & Conference, Feb. 9-10. INRC Assistant Director Kay Stefanik will speak on "Implementing Wetland Edge-of-Field Management: Why, Where, and How" at 3:00.p.m., during the session, Putting Wetland & Edge of Field Management into Practice, from 3:00-3:55. 

Webinar: Making Water Quality Impacts at the Edge of Fields

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 12:00pm

The webinar “Better Utilizing the Field Edge: Saturated Buffers and Bioreactors,” Jan. 12 at noon CST will feature Matt Helmers, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at ISU and director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. He will draw on his expertise with field drainage systems and drainage water quality in this session. The meeting is hosted by the Iowa Learning Farms. 

Watch the recording of this webinar, at: https://vimeo.com/665801165