If you are interested in saving money, saving soil and producing top crop yields, plan on attending the Western Iowa No-Till Field Day June 17 near Minden.
The Western Iowa No-Tillers Demonstration Field Day 2008 features a day-long program that will help participants learn how to make no-till corn and soybean production work through cropping rotations, fertilizer placement, achieving seed-to-soil contact, moisture conservation and fuel savings.
The demonstration day focuses on a combination of hands-on learning, listening to speakers who will give presentations and listening to the no-till panel discussion. An assortment of no-till equipment will be on-site for you to see and ask questions about from company representatives. You can also participate in a ride-and-drive demonstration, made available by Heartland Technology Solutions.
Register by June 11
There is no charge for the day. Registrations are due June 11 and can be completed by calling 888-644-2105 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrations may also be faxed to 712-644-2100 or be mailed to ISU Extension Harrison County, 304 East 7th St., Logan, IA 51546. For more information contact the Harrison County Extension office at 888-644-2105.
The WIN Demonstration Field Day will be held Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at a field located adjacent to I-80 at the Minden, Iowa Exit 29. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with presentations beginning at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is required for the noon meal. The program brochure and registration form are posted on the Web at www.extension.iastate.edu/harrison.
Kyle Jensen, Iowa State University Extension field crop specialist says: "Participants will have an opportunity to get hands-on experience and also hear from crop and soil experts and local no-tillers about techniques that could give them a competitive edge in farming today. Soils in southwest and western Iowa are highly erodible, making no-till the right practice to use. Of course, several issues face no-till farmers and the purpose of the field day is to provide answers to these questions."
This no-till demonstration day is a collaborative effort between NRCS, ISU Extension and the Soil & Water Conservation Districts of Harrison, Shelby and Pottawattamie counties.