China trade war, water quality research are topics at March 5 event at ISU Northeast Research Farm

News Release

NASHUA – Wendong Zhang, Extension Ag Economist, Brian Dougherty, Ag Engineering Field Specialist, and Natasha Hoover, Research Associate from the ISU water quality research lab, will speak at the annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association (NEIAEA) at the Borlaug Learning Center, ISU Northeast Research Farm, Nashua.

The program starts at 9:30 a.m. with a Call to Order for the board meeting. From 10:00 a.m. to Noon will be key presentations from Wendong Zhang, Brian Dougherty, and Natasha Hoover. Zhang will address “U.S. – China Ag Trade and the Trade War”.  Dougherty and Hoover will share the next hour, in which Dougherty will discuss “The Impact of Manure Management and Cover Crops on Drainage Water Quality and Yields” and Hoover will present on; “Antimicrobial Resistance: Occurrence, Fate, and Transport in tile-drained agricultural fields”.  After lunch, Ken Pecinovsky, Research Farm Superintendent, will review 2018 research trial results conducted at the ISU Northeast Research Farm.

Provided free at the meeting is the 2018 Research Farm Report. A Dutch Treat lunch will be served by the Riverton Lucky Clovers 4-H Club. Following lunch and Pecinovsky’s presentation, the NEIAEA board of directors will meet. The day’s sessions qualify for three complimentary CCA credits (2 CM, 1 SW).

The meeting is free and open to the public. The program will be held at the Borlaug Learning Center on the ISU Northeast Research Farm.  Directions:  From Nashua at the Jct of Hwy 218 (Exit 220) and Co. Rd. B60, go west on B60 1.1 miles to Windfall Ave., then south 1 mile to 290th St., then east 0.2 miles to the farm.  For more information about the event, call Terry Basol at 641-426-6801.