June 25, 2019
This Practical Farmers of Iowa field day is held in partnership with University of Northern Iowa at Family Flying W Farm. Wayne and Ryan Wangsness have been flame-weeding for about 10 years, and they have used an electric weeder for the last three. They have been very pleased with both tools and invite farmers and the public to come learn from their experience. Guests will get to see two different flame-weeders, and hear how the Wangsnesses use electricity to deal with tall weeds like giant ragweed, pigweed, and shattercane. Brian Lang, the northeast Iowa extension field agronomist with Iowa State University, will discuss current diseases and pests in organic systems.