Published Mar 19, 2012

Iowa Cover Crop Field Days

By Sarah Carlson

CHECK OUT UPCOMING COVER CROP MANAGEMENT FIELD DAYS AROUND THE STATE OF IOWA. Thanks for the Iowa Learning Farm for organizing a great line-up of field days this spring!

March 27–11a.m. : Joe Kriegel farm in near Malcom, Iowa, on Tuesday, March 27, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Directions: The field day site is located at 1243 440th Ave., Malcom, Iowa. From interstate 80, take exit 191 south on Highway 63 for 2.5 miles, then east on 440th Ave. 0.4 miles to grain bins on north side of the road. From Montezuma, the site is 5 miles north on Highway 63 to 440th Ave.

Speakers: Joe Kriegel farmer host; Mark Kennett pilot from Kennett Flying Service; Mark Pokorny; Sarah Carlson PFI and John Lundvall ILF

March 28–10:30a.m.: ISU Ag and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach FEEL (Field Extension & Education Lab) site, Boone County 10:30 a.m.; noon lunch
Directions: one mile south of Highway 30 on U Ave (south of United Community School) and one-half mile west on 240th Street
Speakers: Jeremy Gustafson, PFI member and Boone area farmer, Tom Kaspar NLAE, Sarah Carlson PFI, Jackie Comito ILF and Ralph Storm Storm Flying Service

March 29–10:30 a.m.: ISU Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm, O’Brien County 10:30 a.m.; noon lunch

Directions: 6320 500th St., Sutherland; 11 miles north of Cherokee on Highway 59 and one-quarter mile east on County Road B62

Speakers: Dan Wilson PFI Board member and Primghar area farmer; Pilot from Bart’s Flying Service, Storm Lake; Tom Kaspar NLAE and Aaron Andrews (ILF)

April 3–10:30 a.m.: ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm, Floyd County 10:30 a.m.; noon lunch
Directions: 3321 290th St., Nashua; 1.2 miles west of Nashua on Highway B60. After taking the Nashua exit off Highway 218/27, go one mile south on Windfall Ave. (gravel) and 0.2 miles east on 290th St.

Rick Juchems farmer; Brian Berst with Klinkenborg Aerial Spraying (pilot); Tom Kaspar NLAE; Jackie Comito ILF

April 4–1 p.m.: ISU Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm, Washington County Noon lunch, 1:00 p.m. program
Directions: 3115 Louisa-Washington Road, Crawfordsville; Go 1.75 miles south and two miles east of Crawfordsville on the Washington-Louis County Line Road

Speakers: Steve Nebel Ag Air pilot and experienced cover crop farmer;Tom Kaspar NLAE; Jackie Comito ILF; Sarah Carlson; We will discuss annual ryegrass versus winter rye cover crops;

April 5–10:30 a.m.: ISU Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm, Pottawattamie County 10:30 a.m.; noon lunch
Directions: 53020 Hitchcock Ave, Lewis; 11 miles southwest of Atlantic on Highway 6, then one-half mile south on County Road M53 (525th St.) and three-quarter mile east on Hitchcock Ave.

Mark Peterson (farmer) Tom Kaspar NLAE and John Lundvall (ILF)