AgCenter Field Day Set For Dean Lee Research Station

John W. Barnett, Chaney, John A., Martin, Melea  |  7/27/2007 6:18:39 PM

News Release Distributed 07/26/07

ALEXANDRIA – The sixth annual LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station Crop Field Day has been scheduled for Aug. 23 at the Dean Lee Research/Extension Livestock facility.

The field day will feature a field tour of LSU AgCenter research being conducted on soybeans, feed grains, cotton and weed control at the station.

LSU AgCenter soybean specialist Dr. David Lanclos will present a crop update, and Dr. Jim Griffin, LSU AgCenter weed scientist, will present information on timing desiccants for soybean harvest. LSU AgCenter entomologist Dr. Roger Leonard will review pest management, and agronomist Dr. Steve Moore will discuss maturity group five soybean stunting and corn aflatoxin research.

Dr. Sandy Stewart, cotton specialist, will discuss defoliation research and variety testing, and research associate Rob Ferguson will cover studies of double-cropping wheat and cotton. Insect pest management in cotton will be covered by LSU AgCenter entomologist Dr. Ralph Bagwell.

A tour of weed control research in row crops will be conducted by weed scientists Dr. Donnie Miller, Roy Vidrine and Derek Scroggs.

The field day will start with registration at 2 p.m. and continue with field tours beginning at 3 p.m. The event will conclude with dinner at 6 p.m.

The LSU AgCenter livestock facility is located south of the LSU Alexandria campus on the east side of U.S. Highway 71.

For more information on the field day, contact LSU AgCenter regional director Dr. John Barnett at (318) 427-4424, or jbarnett@agcenter.lsu.edu, or Rapides Parish county agent Matt Martin at (318) 767-3968, or mmartin@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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Contacts:
John Barnett at (318) 427-4424 or jbarnett@agcenter.lsu.edu
Matt Martin at (318) 767-3968 or mmartin@agcenter.lsu.edu

Writer: John Chaney at (318) 473-6589 or jchaney@agcenter.lsu.edu

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