3rd Annual Mississippi Sweetpotato Field Day Program- August 27th

Stephen Meyers, Sweetpotato Extension Specialist
By Stephen Meyers, Sweetpotato Extension Specialist August 26, 2015 11:45

3rd Annual Mississippi Sweetpotato Field Day Program- August 27th

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Mississippi State University will host its 3rd Annual Sweetpotato Field Day Thursday August 27 at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station (8320 Hwy 15 S., Pontotoc, MS 38863).  Registration is free.  Breakfast and lunch are provided.  CCA credits are available.  For more information, call 662-489-4621.

8:00-8:30 A.M.            Registration (pastries and coffee available)

8:30-8:40         Welcome and opening remarks.

Stop 1              Updates

8:40-9:30         Mississippi Crop Update (10 min)

-Stephen Meyers, Sweetpotato Extension Specialist, MSU-NMREC/PSS

Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Update (10 min)

-Samantha Laird, Sweetpotato Commodity Coordinator, MS Farm Bureau Federation

US Department of Labor-Wage and Hour Update (20 min)

-Susan Denham, Community Outreach Resource & Planning Specialist, US Dept of Labor- Wage and Hour Division              

Sweetpotato Skinning Measuring Device Demonstration (10 min)

-Jason Ward, Assistant Extension Professor, MSU-ABE

Stop 2              Sweetpotato Variety Trials and Herbicide Carryover

9:45-10:15       National Sweetpotato Collaborator Variety Trials

Application methods for Bio-fungicide “Serenade Soil” treatments

-Jeff Main, Research Associate, MSU-NMREC

Herbicide Carryover Trial

-Mark Shankle, Research Professor, MSU-NMREC/PSS

Stop 3              Weed Management and Crop Health Research (Stephen Meyers)

10:30-11:00     Nutsedge Control with K-PAM and Dual Magnum Alone and in Combination- Year 2

Evaluation of Tricor and Devrinol Herbicides Applied Layby & United Phosphorus, Inc. Update

Evaluation of Ag1000 & TeraGanix Company Update

Evaluation of Brake Herbicide in Sweetpotato

 Stop 4              Weed Management Research Continued (Mark Shankle)

11:15-11:45       – Linuron, fomesafen, bicyclopyrone.

Stop 5              Wild Hog Management and Corral Trap Demonstration

11:45-12:00     -Steven Tucker, Extension Associate, NMREC

 Lunch

12:15 P.M.       BBQ Lunch provided by industry sponsors.

Sweetpotato Field Day Schedule Here

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Stephen Meyers, Sweetpotato Extension Specialist
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