The annual meeting of the Northern Iowa Research Association will be March 8 at the Methodist Church in Kanawha. Coffee will be served at 8:30 a.m, and the program will begin at 9:00 a.m. Special guest for the program will be Dr. Richard Ross, Dean and Director of College of Agriculture at Iowa State University.
Dr. Dennis Todey will explain the automated weather station and provide results obtained from the station from the past year. The main theme for the day will be highlighting water quality research and explaining the phosphorus index. Dr. James Baker will review water quality research conducted across the state. Drs. Antonio Mallarino and John Sawyer will explain the new Iowa Phosphorus Index. This index is a tool to assess the risk of phosphorus loss from farm fields to surface waters. These three presenters will explain the rationale of the index and provide examples.
Continuing education credits for certified crop advisors have been requested. Lunch will be served at the conclusion of the meeting. Attendance at the Northern Iowa Research Association annual meeting is free and open to the public. Membership in the research association is not required to attend.
For more information on this meeting, contact me at (515) 532-3453 or David Rueber, research farm superintendent, at (515) 762-3247.
This article originally appeared on page 24 of the IC-486 (2) -- February 26, 2001 issue.