Successful 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 and much more!
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 (160th St.). Further, the park is located on the north side of the road. In addition, 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.
About the Tallgrass Prairie Center:
Mission – Restoring native vegetation for the benefit of society and in addition to the environment, with research, education and 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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