Strip-till technologies focus of ISU field day, July 13

The event will begin with a discussion of agronomic considerations for strip-tillage. Sessions on fall versus spring strip-tillage and the use of UAV technology for crop scouting will follow. The day will conclude with lunch and an optional field tour of strip-till research at Iowa State. Matt Darr and Mark Hanna will make presentations during the … Continue reading Strip-till technologies focus of ISU field day, July 13

Recent rains whet farmers’ appetite for issue discussion at Summer Field Day

Agricultural engineer Mark Hanna talked about ways to cut energy use. “I think the first thing is to take a look at your energy bill and see how much energy you used, say, this spring for diesel fuel, for field operations, maybe look at how many acres you spread that over, how did you use … Continue reading Recent rains whet farmers’ appetite for issue discussion at Summer Field Day

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Iowa Learning Farms and ISU Extension host field day

Farmers from all over gathered at the Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Farm on Thursday, August 25, to participate in a field day hosted by Iowa Learning Farms, ISU Research and Demonstration Farms, and ISU Extension. The field day was focused on educating farmers on strip-tillage and demonstrating precision agriculture technology, a system … Continue reading Iowa Learning Farms and ISU Extension host field day