Posted on April 21, 2020 at 12:23 PM by Iowa Corn
Plant 2020 is off! Please stay safe this busy time of year. The tractor cab may be the safest place from the coronavirus. As we continue to deal with the global pandemic, below are a few resources. Be sure to call ahead to make sure in-person events have not been postponed.
As field work accelerates, the Iowa Department of Agriculture is offering options to help with pesticide certifications including online testing. The Department has partnered with FieldWatch to provide tools to protect bee hives, specialty crops, and seed field workers from pesticide exposure. BeSure! offers best management practices while handling neonicotinoid products.
Cost share programs continue to be available. Field office doors are closed for the time being, so be sure to call ahead. Below is the latest program news:
Finally, nominations are due by May 4 for the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Awards. Feel free to nominate yourself, friends, and neighbors. The award ceremony will be August 19 at the Iowa State Fair. Click here for more information.
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