LSU AgCenter Announces 2005 Field Day At Northeast Research Station

Donnie Miller, Williams, Billy James, Burris, Eugene, Coolman, Denise  |  6/9/2005 2:54:51 AM

 News Release Distributed 06/08/05

ST. JOSEPH – Producers will be introduced to the latest in row crop research during the LSU AgCenter’s Northeast Research Station Field Day scheduled for June 29.

Dr. Donnie Miller, an LSU AgCenter researcher at the station at St. Joseph, said activities for the annual field day include a field tour of research plots.

"Topics to be covered on the field tour include weed control research," Miller said. "We also will look at production research on cotton, soybean and corn; insect control research in cotton; and site-specific technology research on early-season pests in cotton."

Dr. Bill Williams, another LSU AgCenter researcher at the station, will discuss weed management in rice.

"I will be talking about new herbicides and strategies for managing difficult weeds such as alligator weed," Williams said.

Control of early season insects, especially thrips, will be the focus of LSU AgCenter researcher Gene Burris’s field day presentation.

"I will be presenting a test that shows the value of seed treatment rates and combinations for control of early season insects," said Burris. "We have several key tests at the station dedicated to this area of work."

Burris said interest in such practices has increased over the past few years because of convenience, new chemistry, new combinations of treatments, rate changes and the introduction of a seed treatment for control of nematodes.

Field day activities begin with refreshments at 7:45 a.m., and the field tour will begin at 8 a.m., Miller said. The half-day event ends with lunch.

For more information on the field day, contact Miller at (318) 766-3769 or dmiller@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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Contacts:
Gene Burris at (318) 766-3769 or eburris@agcenter.lsu.edu
Donnie Miller at (318) 766-3769 or dmiller@agcenter.lsu.edu
Bill Williams at (318) 766-3769 or bwilliams@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer:
A. Denise Coolman at (318) 547-0921 or dcoolman@agcenter.lsu.edu

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