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Make plans to attend Fall Fest at the Haskell Ag Lab on Saturday, September 24th. The event will run from 1:30  to 4:30 p.m. This is a free event and open to the public with events and learning activities for all ages. Some of the highlights are honey extracting demonstratoin, using cover crops in gardens, pollinator garden activities, arboretum tour, fun activities for children, a photo booth, pear and apple picking, pumpkins and more. 

The Haskell Ag Lab has various research trials and demonstrations going on.  This article features some of those trials.  You will find trials on alfalfa density trial, soybean gall midge, stink bug (IPM), cover crops, insect monitoring network, packing/chop length/coverage of silage, corn and soybean caterpillar movement and behavior, insecticide efficacy trials, beekeeping, our hybrid hazelnut planting demonstration, and riparian buffer strip. More trial and demonstration information will be added as it is available.

This event is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9 AM.  Come out to the Haskell Ag Lab for coffee, refreshments, and conversation with the staff at the lab. This will be a very informal time. Feel free to bring suggestions for programs. We look forward to seeing you. The next one will be on Tuesday, October 11. 

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