Linda Benedict, Mcbride, Jere M. | 8/20/2005 2:44:37 AM
BOSSIER CITY – Agronomic crop research will be the focus of the 2005 Red River Research Station Field Day slated for Sept. 8 at the LSU AgCenter research facility near here.
Activities will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 8, and field tours will start at 9 a.m. Topics to be covered include management of cotton nematodes, new Bt cotton technology, cotton variety evaluations, a year-end insect update, nitrogen cover crop studies and a Dallisgrass variety evaluation.
In addition to information on agronomic crop research, the field tours also will include a visit to the LSU AgCenter’s greenhouses – where greenhouse tomato research is conducted. A stop at the constructed wetlands on the station also will be included in the tours, and the LSU AgCenter’s Southernpea breeding program will be discussed.
The activities will move inside after the tours for updates by LSU AgCenter administrators on various AgCenter programs, and a lunch will be served at noon.
Dr. Jere McBride, the LSU AgCenter’s regional director for Northwest Louisiana, said anyone who is interested is invited to attend the field day.
"We want everyone to come out and see what we have to offer here at the LSU AgCenter’s Red River Research Station," McBride said. "Events such as this field day are an excellent opportunity for the public to visit our station, talk with the researchers and get information that will help them grow more profitable crops."
The LSU AgCenter’s Red River Research Station is located on U.S. Highway 71 South near Bossier City. For information, call (318) 741-7430.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture