LSU AgCenter Northeast Station field day set for June 24

Mary Ann Van Osdell  |  6/11/2008 8:50:36 PM

News Release Distributed 06/11/08

The LSU AgCenter’s Northeast Research Station annual field day will be held June 24 at the station in St. Joseph.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the program starting at 8 a.m.

The event will highlight agronomic and pest management research with cotton, soybean, corn and rice on Sharkey clay and silt loam soils.

Topics for the field tours include:

– Cotton nitrogen and phosphorus fertility.

– Double cropping wheat and grain sorghum.

– Cotton varietal tolerance to reniform nematode and management.

– Insect pest management in soybean and cotton.

– Displays of equipment for variable-rate applications of soil-applied nematicides and fungicides.

– Herbicide resistance issues.

– Fall/winter/summer weed management in cotton and soybean.

– Weed management in corn and rice.

Field tour speakers will include scientists from several departments and research stations of the LSU AgCenter. In addition, several LSU AgCenter administrators will provide updates on programs of interest to producers, consultants and agribusinesses in Northeast Louisiana.

Directions to the station from the intersection of highways 65 and 128: Take Highway 128 to downtown St. Joseph. At the post office, turn left and go three miles on Highway 605 north. The station is on the left.

For more information, contact Dr. Donnie Miller at (318) 766-3769, or dmiller@agcenter.lsu.edu

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Writer: Mary Ann Van Osdell at (318) 741-7430, ext. 1104, or mvanosdell@agcenter.lsu.edu

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