Thursday June 24 Field Day to Highlight Dry Weather Conditions and Corn Rootworm

NASHUA – The Annual Spring Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will run from 1:00 to 4:30 P.M. on Thursday, June 24th.  Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University climatologist emeritus, will kick-off the program, by providing his insights on crop weather for the 2021 growing season. Erin Hodgson, extension entomologist, will share the latest research on corn rootworm management. Mark Licht, extension cropping systems specialist, will address the warm & dry weather implications on crop development and yield potential, and Prashant Jha, weed specialist, will discuss integrated weed management programs in Iowa corn and soybean.

The field day is free and open to the public.  It starts at the Borlaug Learning Center Headquarters on the ISU Northeast Research Farm and Demonstration Farm.  Directions: From Nashua at the Jct. of Hwy 218 (Exit 220) and Co. Rd. B60, go west on B60 1.1 miles to Windfall Ave., then south 1 mile to 290th St., then east 0.2 miles to the farm. CCA credits will be available (2 CM & 2 PM). For more information about the event, call Terry Basol at 641-426-6801.

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