North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7

Tom Allen, Extension Plant Pathologist
By Tom Allen, Extension Plant Pathologist July 25, 2014 08:39

The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7 will present the latest research to the area’s row-crop farmers and consultants.

The field day will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lee County Agri-Center Magnolia Conference Center on Highway 145 South in Verona.

The program will include educational and industry exhibits and field research plot tours. This year’s featured speakers will be Michael R. Sullivan, state executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, and Kurt Readus, state conservation officer with USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.

The program begins with registration at 8 a.m. and field tours begin at 8:30 a.m. Topics include corn and soybean irrigation; soybean planting date and latitude influence on choosing the appropriate maturity group; corn planting dates and population impact on yield; corn and soybean crop residue management and tillage impact on soil quality yield; cotton varieties; Dicamba and 2,4-D cotton systems; industry developments; and the latest situation on Mississippi’s row crops.

Certified Crop Advisers’ continuing education credits will be offered.

For more information, contact Normie Buehring at 662-566-2201 or buehring@ra.msstate.edu.

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Tom Allen, Extension Plant Pathologist
By Tom Allen, Extension Plant Pathologist July 25, 2014 08:39
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