July 22, 2019

ISU, North Central Iowa Research Association Sponsor Educational Meeting

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Wesley, Iowa –New products for waterhemp management, an update on corn rootworm management and a grain market outlook will highlight the annual meeting of the North Central Iowa Research Association at the Iowa State University Northern Research Farm.

The annual meeting of the North Central Iowa Research Association and educational program of the ISU Northern Research Farm is open to the public, and will take place on Mar. 10 at the Wesley Community Center, located at 204 West Main, Wesley, Iowa 50483. Registration and refreshments will be at 9 a.m. The meeting will start a 9:30 a.m. and adjourn at 2 p.m.

There is no cost to attend. Those interested in attending are encouraged to pre-register by Mar. 6 to plan for meal numbers and handout materials. Please call the ISU Extension and Outreach Kossuth County office at 515-295-2469 or the ISU Extension and Outreach Hancock County office at 641-923-2856 to register.

Dennis Schwab, North Central Iowa Research Association president, will begin the morning program. Schwab will update attendees on recent activities of the association. The association is the owner of the research farm at Kanawha and advises ISU on research priorities.

Matthew Schnabel, ISU Northern Research Farm superintendent, will provide a season review from the Northern Research Farm at Kanawha. Karl Nicolaus, ISU Northern Research Farm Ag specialist, will discuss results from the On-Farm Cooperator Trials and the involvement of local farmers. Reports that summarize current research projects at the farm will be available.

Bob Hartzler, weed specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, will discuss waterhemp management, new herbicide technology, and strategies that may decrease resistant weed development in the future.

Erin Hodgson, entomology specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, will discuss corn rootworm management, issues with trait resistance and other potential insect problems in 2016.

Angie Rieck-Hinz and Paul Kassel, ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists will discuss current research projects at the research farm at Kanawha. Topics will include results of long-term tillage trials and soil fertility research.

Kelvin Leibold, ISU Extension and Outreach farm management specialist, will provide an outlook for grain markets in 2015 and discuss crop insurance decisions.

MaxYield Cooperative and others will sponsor the lunch.

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