The Tallgrass Prairie Center will host a field day focusing on applied use of prairie for water quality improvement efforts and pollinator habitat. Discussion topics include second year stand evaluation, first and second year maintenance and weed control, and site-specific seed mix design. Research results will be shared regarding the effects of first year mowing on native plant emergency and growth using three different seed mixes in northeast Iowa.
The field day is free and open to the public and includes lunch. Technical service providers, producers, landowners/managers, conservation agencies and professionals, and those interested in learning more about the benefits of prairie on working farms are encouraged to attend.
Registration is not required but encouraged for meal planning purposes. Registaer by contacting Ashley Kittle at 319-273-3828 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, Sept. 6.