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.
April 22 Grazing Cover Crops, Webinar
April 22 Forestry Benefits, Webinar
April 24 Virtual Field Day, Webinar
April 24 North Raccoon Watershed Meeting, Conference call
April 28 Soil Sessions, Webinar
April 29 No Till & Cover Crops, Webinar
May 20 Nutrient Research Center Field Tour, Ames
May 21 Middle Cedar Watershed Meeting, TBD
May 21 English River Watershed Meeting, North English
May 21 Upper Iowa Watershed Meeting, Decorah
May 26 Soil Sessions, Webinar
Farmer to Farmer: Let’s Talk About Change
Gary Petersohn of Ringgold County talks about how changing farm practices and learning as he goes has resulted in many benefits from transitioning to no till.