Crop tour June 14 for ag professionals

A special tour for ag professionals is scheduled for Friday, June 14, at the Northeast Research Farm near Nashua. Topics for discussion will include observations and experiences related to crop growth and development, soil fertility, and pest management problems as they develop across the area; a review of the various research projects underway on the farm; and a discussion of some of the new technologies in use or upcoming. ISU Extension crops specialists; Ken Pecinovsky, farm superintendent; and Frank Moore, Bigalk to Bohemia Water Quality Project coordinator, will lead the discussions. CCA continuing education credits have been requested.

The tour is from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. and is organized by the Northeast Iowa Ag Experimental Association, which owns the farm. A $10 registration fee will be charged at the door ($25 for CCA credits).

The Northeast Research Farm is located 1 mile south and 1.5 miles west of Nashua. Because of road construction detours on Highway 218, use B60 west of Nashua, take Windfall Avenue south 1 mile, and then back east 0.5 mile on 290th St. Questions about the program should be directed to your local county extension office or to George Cummins at (641) 228-1453.

This article originally appeared on page 82 of the IC-488(10) -- May 27, 2002 issue.

Updated 05/26/2002 - 1:00pm