Rapides-Dean Lee Field Day Set Aug. 26

Sandy Stewart, Chaney, John A.  |  4/19/2005 10:29:25 PM

News Release Distributed 07/02/04 

ALEXANDRIA – The third annual LSU AgCenter Rapides Parish/Dean Lee Research Station Field Day is set for Aug. 26 at the Dean Lee Research Station south of Alexandria.

The field day will feature two different tours of fields where LSU AgCenter research is being conducted – one focusing on cotton research and the other on feed grain studies. In addition, the cotton defoliation and soybean variety studies will be presented for both tour groups.

Other research to be discussed includes studies on cotton plant populations, use of growth regulators, cotton varieties, late-season cotton insect management, weed control, double-cropping wheat and soybeans, aflatoxin in corn, breeding of hard-seeded soybean and the soybean verification program.

The field day will conclude after dinner is served about 6 p.m. and updates are presented on the research situation in the state, the Louisiana Boll Weevil Eradication Program and the LSU AgCenter’s Master Farmer Program.

The field day is open to the anyone interested in learning about the latest developments in the production of cotton, soybeans and other field crops.

The Dean Lee Research Station is located adjacent to LSU-Alexandria off U.S. Highway 71 south of Alexandria.

For more information on the field day, contact LSU AgCenter cotton specialist Dr. Sandy Stewart at (318) 473-6522, (318) 308-6525 or sstewart@agcenter.lsu.edu or LSU AgCenter county agent Matt Martin at (318) 473-6605 or mmartin@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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Contact: Sandy Stewart at (318) 473-6522 or sstewart@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer: John Chaney at (318) 473-6605 or jchaney@agcenter.lsu.edu

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