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Kanawha research farm field day set

By Staff | Sep 3, 2012

KANAWHA – The Iowa State University research farm in Kanawha has set its annual fall field day for 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 5.

The farm is located 2 miles south of Kanawha on County Road R35. Coffee, juice and rolls will be served at 9 a.m. with tours beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Tour stops include plant disease management for corn and soybeans, insect management and a discussion of crop issues during a drought year.

Continuing education credits for certified crop advisors have been requested. Lunch will be served at the conclusion of the field day.

Dr. Alison Robertson and Dr. Daren Mueller, Extension plant pathologists, will provide plant disease management tips at the field day.

Robertson has researched management options for gray leaf spot and Goss’ wilt in corn. She will share her findings and provide management tips for these diseases.

Mueller will focus on soybean diseases. He has studied sudden death syndrome and the use of fungicides on soybeans.

Dr. Erin Hodgson, an Extension entomologist, will discuss insect and mite problems she saw in 2012. She will comment on corn rootworm management research at ISU and on current soybean aphid research.

Extension field agronomists Paul Kassel and John Holmes will discuss several drought-related issues at the field day. The two agronomists will provide information about fertilizer management, tillage, subsoil moisture reserves, and grain storage during a drought year.

For additional information, contact the Hardin County Extension office at (641) 648-4850 or toll-free (888) 648-5005.

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