Tallgrass Prairie Center field day

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:00am

Thursday June 229:00am-12:00pm – ISU Borlaug Learning Center, Nashua

This field event will look at research plots planted in 2015 that compare three commonly used native seed mixes in Iowa and the effects of first year establishment mowing on the planting.

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

Directions: The Borlaug Center, 3327 290th St. Nashua, is west of Nashua, less than 5 minutes from the Avenue of the Saints/Hwy 218. ​At Nashua Exit 220, go west on B60 1 mile. Turn south on Windfall Avenue 1 mile. At the T intersection, turn east on 290th Street approximately ¼ mile.  

The Prairie on Farms Program at the Tallgrass Prairie Center will provide four field days this year: June 20 and 22; and Sept. 20 and 21. 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!