Aug 3, 2023

Dordt University Agriculture and ISU Extension to host Field Day

Dordt University and ISU Extension partner to bring the latest research to local crop farmers on September 6.

Dordt University and the Iowa State University Extension will be hosting a Field Day on Wednesday, September 6, with a burger meal at 5:30 p.m and tours starting at 6:15 p.m. at Dordt’s Agriculture Stewardship Center.

As farmers are seeking answers to their questions and considering ways to prepare for their next growing season, Dordt University and the ISU Extension: Farmer Co-operator Trials group are joining together to provide research and answer questions.

“We are highlighting research that is particularly relevant to protecting soil and water resources and identifying a new, serious soybean pest,” says Gary De Vries, instructor of agriculture at Dordt University.

The topics covered will include:

  • Soybean Gall Midge Detection, Characteristics, and Control – Doug DeGraff, Area Sales Manager for AMVAC
  • The Effects of Cover Crop Interseeding in Corn – Andrew Weaver, Superintendent at the NW Iowa Research Farm
  • Current Issues for this Cropping Season – Leah Ten Napel, ISU Area Extension Agronomist

“Dordt University and ISU Extension share a common goal of providing unbiased research data to assist in the decision-making process for farm operations,” says De Vries. “The event is going to be informative and helpful as producers make decisions for the future.”

The Dordt University Ag Stewardship Center is located 1 and 2/3 miles north of Pella Corp. at 3648 US 75.

About Dordt University

As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. Located in Sioux Center, Iowa, Dordt is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by U.S. News and World Report, the Wall Street Journal, Times Higher Education,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review.

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