Sharpen Your Crop Scouting Skills At ISU Extension FEEL Lab

Sharpen Your Crop Scouting Skills At ISU Extension FEEL Lab

ISU Extension is offering six events this summer at the Field Extension Education Lab at Ames.

The 2014 growing season has been slow to arrive, but summer events at the Field Extension Education Lab or FEEL as it is known, are quickly approaching. The first scheduled event is the Field Scouting Basics Workshop on May 15. In an effort to meet the individual agronomic needs and knowledge base of workshop attendees, participants will be able to tailor their event schedules this summer at FEEL.

COVER CROPS AND MORE: Training sessions on six different crop management related topics are scheduled for this summer at the ISU Extension and Outreach Field Extension Education Lab. Registration starts in mid-May for workshops on early, mid- and late-season management of cover crops.

The Early Season Management Clinic will be held June 11. Attendees will spend the morning covering corn and soybean growth and development as well as learn from Iowa State University's weed scientists. The afternoon will be flexible and allow participants to rotate between three or four available topics per hour. Registration will open officially in mid-May and will be available at the FEEL website.

Everything you ever wanted to know about cover crops
The Cover Crop Workshop is slated for June 12. During this half-day event, cover crop herbicide injury, establishment, termination and associated soil and water benefits will be discussed. Registration will open officially in mid-May.

The Mid-Season Management Clinic is a one-day event on July 9. During this clinic attendees will be able to listen to and interact with speakers in a learning-centered environment. Discussion topics include herbicide interactions; nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus management; soil compaction; the 2014 weather outlook; and corn and soybean pathogens. Registration will open officially in mid-May.

ISU Extension specialists will wrap up the summer with the Late Season Management Clinic on August 19. Designed to cover the most relevant topics related to the tail end of the growing season, the Late Season Management Clinic offers a diversity of disciplines and topics for those who attend. The Late Season Disease Workshop will be held the following day on August 20. This workshop offers an in-depth discussion on corn and soybean pathology. Registration will open officially in mid-May.

ISU Extension and Outreach Summer Events
May 15: Field Scouting Basics Workshop

June 11: Early Season Management Clinic

June 12: Cover Crop Workshop

July 9: Mid-Season Management Clinic

August 19: Late Season Management Clinic

August 20: Late Season Disease Workshop

Click here for more information about FEEL and to register for summer events in mid-May.

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