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Impacts of Dry Growing Season Among Topics of Fall Field Day Near Nashua

The impacts of the largely dry summer on area agriculture will be among the topics addressed during the Annual Fall Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua Friday afternoon.

Field Agronomist Terry Basol says north Iowa’s weather during the growing season thus far could affect the “filling out” stage that corn and soybeans are currently in.


Basol says while farmers have expressed their weather and crop concerns, all the talk isn’t “gloom and doom.”

The field day from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday is free and open to the public. You can find more information on the event below.

NASHUA – The Annual Fall Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will run from 1:00 to 4:30 P.M. on Friday, August 27. Chad Hart, Iowa State University Grain Markets Specialist, will kick-off the program in the Borlaug Learning Center, by providing his insights on “Markets, Droughts and Trade”. Then the program heads to the field to research studies featuring Antonio Mallarino, Soil Fertility Specialist, who will share his information on “Interpreting Fall Soil Test Results and Considering Potential Carry-Over Nitrogen after a Dry Season”.  Brian Dougherty, Field Agricultural Engineer, will address “Tile Drainage and Water Management”, and Denise Schwab, Extension Beef Specialist, will discuss “Utilizing Annual Forages for Grazing or Feed”.   

 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, 1 SW, 1 NM). For more information about the event, call Terry Basol at 641-426-6801.











Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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