Iowa State University Research Farm Late-summer Field Days Focus on Crop Conditions

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms late-summer field days will cover crop issues heading into harvest.

Anyone is welcome to attend Iowa State field days, which take place rain or shine.

Field day topics generally cover corn and soybean production, including insect and weed management, soil fertility, tillage systems, water quality, planting dates, crop population, manure management and value-added crops.

On Aug. 19, the field day at the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua will begin at 1 p.m. The research farm is located at 3321 290th St., Nashua. After taking the Nashua exit off of Highway 27 (218), go 1.2 miles west on Highway B60, one mile south on Windfall Avenue (gravel) and 0.2 miles east on 290th Street.

The Northern Research and Demonstration Farm’s field day will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 3 with a meal at noon. The field day is located at 1040 James Ave., Kanawha.

The Dordt College research farm will be the site of the Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm field day at 6 p.m. on Sept. 9. The farm is located two miles north of the Dordt campus on Highway 75.

On Sept. 10, the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville will begin its field day at 1:30 p.m. The farm is located at 3115 Louisa-Washington Rd., Crawfordsville; or 1.75 miles south and 2 miles east of Crawfordsville on the Washington/Louisa county-line road.

The complete field day schedule is available at: