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IA- Practical Farmers of Iowa

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mechanical Weed Control for Organic Crop Production
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
A light lunch served after the field day
HOST:
Nelson Smith
1546 305th St. • Brighton • 52540
(319) 461-9008 • [email protected]
TOPICS:
• Tine weeder vs. rotary hoe
• Mechanical cultivation
• How longer crop rotations can assist weed control
THE FARM:
The Smith farm has been organic certified since 1997.
Nelson raises 300 acres of row crops and 150 acres of
alfalfa. Crop rotation includes soybeans, corn, oats and
alfalfa, with buckwheat and rye occasionally injected in
the rotation.
DIRECTIONS:
From Brighton: Go 1 mile west on IA Hwy 1 / IA Hwy 78
to Fir Avenue / County Road W21. Turn right (north) on Fir
Avenue and go 2.5 miles to 305th Street. Turn right (east)
and go 0.5 mile; 305th Street dead-ends at the farm.

Details

Date:
July 11
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Website:
https://www.practicalfarmers.org/