Field Days & News

January 10, 2018

Cereal rye cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation have little to no negative effect on yield, and actually increased soybean yields in eight site-years and corn yield in two-sites years, according to a nine-year study conducted by the Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) and Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI).

January 3, 2018

Rob Davis, Conservation Land Manager with Whiterock Conservancy, will discuss pasture conservation and grazing for soil, livestock and wildlife benefits during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, January 17 at 12:00 noon.

November 29, 2017

Dr. Tom Kaspar will discuss lessons learned from using cover crops to reduce losses of nitrate during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, December 13 at 12:00 noon.

November 20, 2017

Iowa Learning Farms, along with East Pottawattamie County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, December 13th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Community Center in Oakland. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

November 15, 2017

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Elk Run Watershed and Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, December 6th. The 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. field day will be held in the Wapiti Room at the Swan Lake Conservation Education Center near Carroll. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complementary meal.

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Next webinar: February 21 at 1:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Alison Robertson, Professor and Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Iowa State University  

Topic: Who Knew? Cover Crops, Corn and Water Mold 
A Discussion About Cover Crops and Common Diseases

Connect to the webinar: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/

Upcoming Field Days

February 20, No-Till and Emerging Farmer Workshop
Hampton United Methodist Church
100 Central Ave E
Hampton, IA 50441
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