Field day focuses on precision ag

Precision agriculture will be featured at the Northeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm field day on August 26 near Nashua.

Topics will include equipment options for precision farming, soil fertility and sampling procedures, the integrated crop management concept, and field scouting using global positioning systems (GPS) and geographic information systems (GIS) technologies. Activities will begin at 1:30 p.m. and include four field stops.

Also available will be displays of equipment and project materials. The field day is free and open to the public. The farm is located 1 mile south and 1/2 mile west of Nashua. The field day highlights a cooperative project among Iowa State University, the Northeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm, and Hawkeye Community College.

This article originally appeared on page 159 of the IC-478(20) -- August 18, 1997 issue.

Updated 08/17/1997 - 1:00pm