Annual ISU Research Farm Field Day June 24, Nashua

Iowa State University Extension Specialists emphasize crop production issues in a late start to the season during the Annual Spring Field Day, scheduled to be held Tuesday, June 24 at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua.
The program runs from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and will feature five speakers. Ken Pecinovsky, ISU Research Farm Superintendent, will briefly review 2014 seasonal weather and research on the farm. Mike Owen, Weed Management Specialist, will comment on herbicide research at the farm and product choices for corn and soybeans. Mark Hanna, Ag Engineer, will explain recent research conducted at ISU to save energy costs with proper farm equipment adjustments. Mark Licht, Cropping Systems Agronomist, will discuss current corn and soybean production issues in 2014. Erin Hodgson, Entomologist, will cover timely insect pest management tactics for the remainder of this season.
The field day is free and open to the public. It starts at the Borlaug Learning Center on the ISU Northeast Research Farm near Nashua. 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 are available. For more information about the event, call Brian Lang at 563-382-2949 or Terry Basol at 641-426-6801.