Spring Field Day Tour at ISU SE Iowa Research Farm on June 23

Written by Theresa Rose on June 3, 2016

“Farmers and those who advise farmers about crops will want to attend the annual spring field day for the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research Farm near Crawfordsville on June 23 beginning at 1:00 p.m.,” said Virgil Schmitt, ISU Extension Field Agronomist. One of the features on the tour will be Antonio Mallarino’s presentation on “Soil Test Interpretations and Recommendations.” Mallarino is an ISU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist.


Also highlighted on the tour will be “Making Cover Crop Decisions” by Stefan Gailans, Research and Field Crops Director for Practical Farmers of Iowa; “Foliar Fungicides for Corn and Soybean” by Daren Mueller, ISU Extension Plant Pathologist; an update on biomass production and research in Southeast Iowa by Emily Heaton, ISU Extension Agronomist; and a review of the growing season by Myron Rees, Farm Superintendent.


Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits will be available for the afternoon tour.  Those wishing to obtain additional CCA credits can come at 9:00 a.m. for a morning training session with a focus on soil and water management.  The fee for the morning Certified Crop Advisors session is $50.00, which includes lunch.  The afternoon tours are free and open to the public. Please register by June 20 for the morning CCA session and the noon lunch at https://isuext.typeform.com/to/OzkJYK or by calling the Johnson County Extension Office at 319-337-2145.


To reach the farm, follow U.S. Highway 218 one and three quarters miles south of Crawfordsville, then two miles east on county road G-62, then three quarters mile north.  Signs will be posted to guide you to the event.


For further information, please contact Virgil Schmitt at 563-263-5701 or vschmitt@iastate.edu.