Field Day in Dysart, Iowa, Addresses Native Prairie Plantings on Agricultural Fields.
The field day will address how to plant successful native prairie plantings on agricultural fields. Most noteworthy, the field day is free and welcome to 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 also increasing habitat for wildlife and pollinators. Furthermore, attendees 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 in addition to much more!
Coffee and pastries provided at beginning of event. The field day site will be at the Luze Farm Corp at 5718 12th Avenue, Dysart IA in Benton County. Luze Farm is approximately 3 miles northeast of Dysart, IA. From IA-8: Turn North onto 12th Ave. After almost 1 mile, the farm is on the right. Further, this field event will look at 10 in-field native prairie strips, as they were planted on the contour in 2015.
About the Tallgrass Prairie Center:
Mission – Restoring native vegetation for the benefit of society and the environment, with research, education and also technology transfer.
As a result, their strategic plan’s major goals are to:
Increase the capacity of the partners and stakeholders to establish and protect native perennial vegetation and restore ecosystem services in the tallgrass prairie region
Increase awareness and appreciation of the Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystem, and understanding of its significance to society
Build a stronger and more resilient organization
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