Tallgrass Prairie Center field day

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 9:00am

Tuesday June 20, 9:00-11:00am – Luze Farm Corp, Dysart

Coffee and pastries provided at beginning of event. This field event will look at 10 in-field native prairie strips planted on the contour in 2015. The field day site is the Luze Farm Corp, 5718 12 Avenue, Dysart, Benton County. Luze Farm is approximately 3 miles northeast of Dysart.

Registration is not required, but is preferred for meal planning purposes. For questions or to register please contact Ashley Kittle: ashley.kittle@uni.edu or 319-273-3828.

Directions: From IA-8, turn North onto 12th Ave. After almost 1 mile, the farm is on the right. 

The Prairie on Farms Program at the Tallgrass Prairie Center will provide four field days this year. The field days will address how to successfully establish native prairie plantings in agricultural fields. The field days are free and welcome the public, conservation planners, technical service providers, landowners, land managers and anyone interested in learning more about the role native prairie vegetation can play on farms for water quality improvement, monarch recovery efforts and increasing habitat for wildlife and pollinators. Attendees will learn site preparation and planting techniques, the benefits of first year establishment mowing, how to determine the proper seed mix for your site, how to evaluate the success of your native vegetation planting and much more!