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Joint Dordt, ISU Extension Field Day To Feature Research

Sioux Center, Iowa — Agriculture personnel from two different universities will join forces for a field day next week.

Dordt University’s Agriculture Department is partnering with the Iowa State University Extension to host a joint field day on Wednesday, September 4 with a burger meal at 5:30 p.m. and tours starting at 6:15 p.m.

Gary De Vries, Dordt University instructor of agriculture says they are highlighting research that is particularly relevant to protecting soil and water resources and identifying a new, serious soybean pest.

He says that as farmers are looking for ways to prepare for their next growing season, Dordt and the ISU Extension are joining together to share research and information.

Officials tell us the topics will include:

Soybean Gall Midge Detection and Characteristics, by Ashley Dean, Iowa State University graduate research assistant in the Department of Entomology;

The Effects of Cover Crop Interseeding on Corn Yield, by Kallin Crile, Ian Edwards, Ryan Dolieslager, and William Rosgaard, who are Dordt University agriculture majors;

and

Bioreactor and Saturated Buffer Installation Review by Colton Meyer, West Branch of the Floyd River Watershed Project Coordinator.

De Vries tells us that Dordt University and ISU Extension share a common goal of providing unbiased research data to assist in the decision-making process for farm operations. He says that the event is going to be informative and helpful as producers make decisions for the future.

The event will take place at the Dordt University Agriculture Stewardship Center, located over a mile north of Pella Corporation at 3648 US 75, Sioux Center.

Call Dordt University for more information.

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