The University of Northern Iowa’s Tallgrass Prairie Center will offer the second in a series of workshops demonstrating the practical use of prairie on working farms September 15 & 17.
The workshop will focus on applied uses of prairie for water quality improvement efforts and pollinator habitat. Discussion topics include stand evaluation (comparison of economy-, diversity-, and pollinator mix plantings, seedling ID, and how to determine if a planting was successful) and first year maintenance (weed control and spot spraying techniques).
Interested participants may attend either seminar. The September 15th workshop will be held at the Luze farm, located at 5718 12th Avenue, Dysart. On September 17th, participants will meet at the ISU Research and Demonstration Farm Borlaug Learning Center, located at 3327 290th Street, Nashua. Both events are scheduled 9-1.
The workshops are free and open to the public. Producers, landowners/managers, technical service providers, and those interested in learning more about the benefits of prairie on working farms are highly encouraged to attend.
Those interested in attending may pre-register by contacting Ashley Kittle (319-273-3828 or ashley.kittle@uni.edu ) by September 7.