MSU-DREC Corn & Soybean Field Day July 18, 2013

Jason Bond, Research/Extension Weed Scientist
By Jason Bond, Research/Extension Weed Scientist July 12, 2013 14:37

Corn and soybean producers as well as those involved in the agricultural industry will benefit from the Corn & Soybean Field Day to be held at Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center (DREC) on July 18, 2013.

There will be several events available to producers and consultants from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Numerous booths and vendors will be on hand to exhibit some of the latest tools in precision agriculture, irrigation efficiency and application technology. “Precision agriculture has revolutionized farming practices allowing producers to more effectively apply seed, fertilizer and farm chemicals in a more precise manner while using less labor” says Tom Eubank, Soybean Weed Scientist and Agronomist at the DREC. Concerns over the declining Mississippi Alluvial Aquifer have brought irrigation efficiency to the forefront in Mississippi row crop production. “This Field Day will highlight some of the latest in metering technology, scheduling tools, and new irrigation tactics critical to reducing water use while maintaining crop yields” said Jason Krutz, Irrigation Specialist at the DREC.

This field day will also highlight renowned application specialist Dr. Bob Wolf who will present the On Target Application Academy sponsored by BASF at 10:00 a.m. “Dr. Wolf will introduce the latest in sprayer and application technology and proper techniques for herbicide applications” said Tom Eubank. Dr. Eubank added, “As we move closer to the release of dicamba and 2,4-D tolerant crops it will be imperative for producers and applicators to understand how to properly apply these chemistries while reducing potential off-target drift scenarios.” Lunch will be provided for participants of this session.

Finally, wagon tours highlighting corn and soybean research at DREC will depart at 2:40 p.m. from the Charles W. Capps Building. DREC and MSU researchers and Extension faculty will highlight various topics in agronomics, insect control, irrigation, plant pathology and weed control, as well as production updates in corn and soybean.

The day will wrap up with a reception at the Delta Council Building at 5:00 with heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Field Day agenda may be viewed here

Please make plans to attend this informative event.

This field day has been funded in part by BASF, Delta Council, the Mississippi Corn Promotion Board and the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board.

Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Charles W. Capps Building. Continuing education and in-service credits will be available.

For more information, contact Tom Eubank at (662) 686-3232.

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Jason Bond, Research/Extension Weed Scientist
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