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Prairie On Farms: Demonstration Field Day

Event Details

September 16, 2016 9:00 AM — September 16, 2016 12:30 PM
Location: ISU Borlaug Learning Center
3327 290th Street
Nashua, IA 50658
Contact Name: Ashley Kittle
Email: ashley.kittle@uni.edu
Phone: 319-273-3828
Website: www.tallgrassprairiecenter.org

Event Description

The University of Northern Iowa’s Tallgrass Prairie Center will demonstrate the practical use of prairie on working farms at this Fall Demonstration Field Day.
The field day will focus on applied uses of prairie for water quality improvement efforts and pollinator habitat. Discussion topics include second year stand evaluation, first and second year maintenance and weed control, and site-specific seed mix design. Additionally, research results will be shared regarding the effects of first year mowing on native plant emergency and growth using three different seed mixes in northeast Iowa.
The workshop is free and open to the public. Technical service providers, producers, landowners/managers, conservation agencies and professionals, and those interested in learning more about the benefits of prairie on working farms are highly encouraged to attend.
Those interested in attending may pre-register by contacting Ashley Kittle at 319-273-3828 or ashley.kittle@uni.edu by Tuesday, September 6.