Rapides-Dean Lee Field Day Set For Aug. 25 In Alexandria

Sandy Stewart, Chaney, John A.  |  8/9/2005 6:20:48 PM

News Release Distributed 08/03/05

ALEXANDRIA – The fourth annual LSU AgCenter Rapides Parish/Dean Lee Research Station Field Day will be Aug. 25 at the Dean Lee Research Station, south of Alexandria, beginning at 3 p.m.

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. Concurrent field tours begin at 3.20 p.m.

Cotton research to be discussed includes studies on plant populations, use of plant growth regulators and defoliation, late-season insect management and transgenic insect traits.

Feed grain studies include research on grain varieties, soybean verification, aflatoxin in corn, breeding of hard-seeded soybeans, soybean weed control, and the double-cropping of soybean and wheat.

The field day will conclude with dinner at 6 p.m. At that time, updates will be presented on LSU AgCenter research and the Louisiana Boll Weevil Eradication Program.

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 Rapides Parish county agent Matt Martin at (318) 767-6589 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) 473-6589 or jchaney@agcenter.lsu.edu

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