Albany, Gentry County
* August 29, 2012
* September 27, 2012
1109 S. Birch St.
Albany, MO 64402
Hundley-Whaley Research Center Field Day Will Cover Emerging Issues in Agriculture
Field Day Set for August 29, 2012
Riding Tours Start at 9:00 a.m.
Tours until Lunch at Noon
Producers can benefit from more than a dozen presentations to help them address current field conditions and plan for next season. The event will feature three tours from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by a free lunch.
The Center, located in Albany, Mo., is part of a network of MU research centers across Missouri, extending the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources'(CAFNR) research to nearly 14,000 acres to meet the regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers and natural resource managers.
Attendees can witness a drainage tile installation by the Missouri Land Improvement Contractors Association (MLICA) followed by a discussion on the values of managed drainage and sub-irrigation. The system will be continuously monitored to report yield data and to share the dos and don'ts of managed drainage in northwest Missouri. Kelly Nelson, research agronomist at Greenley Research Center, will share results from more than 10 years of field trials with managed drainage and subirrigation in northeast Missouri and explain how the practices can improve soils, boost yields and improve water quality.
Other topics include:
CropsAssessing Fertility Requirements After a Drought
New Seed Treatments in Soybeans
Growing Non-GMO Food-grade Soybeans
Managing Soybeans for Improved Yields
High Amylose Corn in northwest Missouri
Emerging Issues2012 Weather and What to Expect
Options for Controlling Resistant Weeds
Establishing Cover Crops: Benefits and Options
Input Supply and Availability Costs for 2013
Livestock and Forage Management in Drought Conditions
Biofuel Update: Crop Options for Missouri
"Each year we try to focus tour stops on emerging issues that farmers are facing in their operations," said Bruce Burdick, research associate and superintendent of the Center. "This year, that means dealing with drought in our forages and fields and its effects in fertility for the next season."
For more information, contact Bruce Burdick at 660-726-5610 or BurdickB@missouri.edu. For detailed directions and information visit: http://aes.missouri.edu/hundwhal/hwdir.stm
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