The Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy Research Farm will host a cover crop and corn production field day Aug. 30.

The free event runs from 9 a.m. to noon and includes a lunch after the program. Topics will include the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy; establishing cover crops and selecting appropriate plants; the effects of residual herbicide on cover crop establishment; tips about cover crop management in a corn-soybean rotation; corn rootworm resistance and resistance management; and the state's corn production status.

After lunch, there will be tours of the ISU BioCentury Research Farm. The Iowa Learning Farms will demonstrate its Conservation Station, which has a rainfall simulator that shows the effects of rainfall on several surfaces, including intense tillage, perennial vegetation and permeable pavers for streets and driveways.

The farm is at 1308 U Ave. near Boone.

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