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Kanawha research farm field day set June 25

By Staff | Jun 11, 2013

KANAWHA – The annual spring field day will begin at 9 a.m. on June 25 at the ISU Research Farm near Kanawha.

Tour stops include management of herbicide resistant weeds, corn rootworm management, water quality research, and a discussion of local crop problems.

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

Dr. Matt Helmers, an ISU agricultural engineer, will share the results of his water quality research.

He’s monitored both pesticide and nitrogen movement in the soil for several years.

Dr. Mike Owen, an ISU Extension weed scientist, will discuss the results of his herbicide resistant weeds research. Owen will provide tips on managing herbicide resistant weeds.

Dr. Erin Hodgson, an ISU Extension entomologist, will provide field day participants with the latest information on corn rootworm management.

ISU entomologists have identified corn rootworm that are resistant to the rootworm resistance genes in corn. Hodgson will provide tips on managing these rootworms.

Extension field agronomists Paul Kassel and Mark Johnson will share their observations of the 2013 growing season and comment on problems they’ve seen.

The farm is on the south edge of Kanawha on County Road R-35.

Coffee, juice and rolls will be served at 9 a.m., and the tour begins at 9:30 a.m.

For additional information contact Dave Rueber, research farm superintendent, at (641) 762-3247.

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