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2020 June Stewardship Advocate

Posted on 06/23/2020 at 02:20 PM by Mackenzie Felt

MONTHLY UPDATE FROM BEN GLEASON, IOWA CORN SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMS MANAGER


June 2020

It is National Pollinator Week! Check out USDA’s blog about the Value of Birds and Bees. You can learn more about USDA’s pollinator initiatives at usda.gov/pollinators. USDA offices are slowly reopening to the public, so be sure to call ahead before visiting.

Sign up is open for several cost share programs including:

Finally, Iowa Corn is offering free nitrate test kits for farmers and landowners to test their tile outlets and other water bodies.  To request a kit, email your mailing address to bgleason@iowacorn.org.


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Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Will be Large this Summer, Scientists Predict

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Three Ways Cover Crops Impact No-Till’s Success

Long-Running Iowa State University Research Documents Wetlands’ Water Quality Benefit

Read Your Pesticide Labels: Endangered Species Edition

Conservation a Top Priority to Non-Operating Landowners


Upcoming Events

June 24 Wetland Restorations, Webinar

June 25 Cover Crop Research, Virtual Field Day

June 26 Interseeding Cover Crops, Virtual Field Day

June 27 60 Inch Corn & Cover Crops, Virtual Field Day

June 29 Grazing Cover Crops, Virtual Field Day

July 1 Crop Advisor Training, Webinar

July 1 Corn Yields after Cover Crops, Webinar

July 8 Cover Crop Boot Camp, Webinar

July 15 Cover Crop Boot Camp, Webinar

July 15 Clear Creek Watershed Meeting, Coralville

July 22 Cover Crop Boot Camp, Webinar

July 23 Cover Crop Mixes, Webinar

July 23 Middle Cedar Watershed Meeting, Cedar Falls

July 27-29 Soil and Water Conservation Society Conference, Webinar

July 28 Soil Sessions, Webinar

July 30-31 Soil Health Institute Annual Meeting, Webinar

September 1-3 Farm Progress Show, Boone


Farmer to Farmer video

Farmer to Farmer:  Let’s Talk About Change

Doug Gronau of Crawford County talks about the conservation practices he uses to increase water infiltration.

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