Organic Row Crop Production and Mechanical Weed Control

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Hourly Schedule

Hourly Schedule

10am - 12pm
Morning session, sponsored by the Iowa Organic Association
For crop farmers interested in native insect pest predators and habitat that supports them, this field day is a must-attend. Touring prairie and habitat areas on his farm, Paul will discuss the why and how of installing and managing prairie and habitat. Sarah Foltz Jordan and Lydia English will provide insight from their work at Paul’s farm and others. Throughout the day, attendees will learn to identify some insects, prairie forbs and grasses.
1pm - 3pm
Afternoon session, sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa
Paul will share his approach to successfully raising crops and managing weeds in an organic production system. Keys to success include crop rotations, mechanical cultivation, and cover crops. This field day is appropriate for farmers considering a transition to organic production as well as beginning and experienced organic growers.

Date

Jul 17 2019

Time

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location

Paul and Karen's farm
6190 470th St

Organizer

Paul and Karen Mugge
Phone
(712) 446-2414
Email
pmugge@midlands.net

Other Organizers

Iowa Organic Association
Iowa Organic Association
Phone
(515) 608-8622
Email
info@iowaorganic.org
Website
https://www.iowaorganic.org/
Practical Farmers of Iowa
Practical Farmers of Iowa
Phone
515 (232)-5661
Email
info@practicalfarmers.org
Website
https://practicalfarmers.org/
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