Iowa State University Research Farm Summer Field Days Focus on Crops

June 3rd, 2015

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms summer field days begin June 23 with a variety of topics focused on crop production.

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

Field day topics 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 June 23, the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville will begin its field day at 1 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.

On June 24, 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. June 25 with a meal at noon. The farm is located at 310 S. Main St., Kanawha.

The Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm, near Sutherland, will have its field day at 10 a.m. July 8 with a meal at noon. The farm is located at 6320 500th St.,
Sutherland; or 11 miles north of Cherokee on U.S. Highway 59 and a quarter mile east on County Road B-62.

The list of remaining field days scheduled for the year is available at:  http://farms.ag.iastate.edu/field-days

Contacts: 

Mark Honeyman, Research and Demonstration Farms, (515) 294-4621, honeyman@iastate.edu
Myron Rees, Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm, (319) 658-2353, mrees@iastate.edu
Ken Pecinovsky, Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm, (641) 435-4864, kennethp@iastate.edu
Micah Smidt, Northern Research and Demonstration Farm, (641) 762-3247, drueber@iastate.edu
Josh Sievers, Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm, (712) 446-2526, sieversj@iastate.edu
Ed Adcock, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service, (515) 294-2314, edadcock@iastate.edu