The field day will address how to plant successful native prairie plantings on agricultural fields. All are welcome: the public, conservation planners, technical service providers, landowners, land managers or 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.
ttendees 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!
This field day is in partnership with the ISU STRIPS team and will highlight the planting of in-field prairie strips and a saturated buffer.
This field event takes place in the Middle Cedar Watershed. A complimentary dinner will be provided at the conclusion of the event. J.H. Roadman Memorial Park is located 1.5 miles west of Dike on County Road D-19 (160thSt.). The park is located on the north side of the road.
Pre-registration is not required, but appreciated to communicate any logistics that may change due to inclement weather. RSVP to Staci.Mueller@uni.edu or 319-273-3866 by September 7.