Agronomic, water resources field day set for June 15 in Bossier City

(05/19/16) BOSSIER CITY, La. – The LSU AgCenter will host an agronomic and water resources field day on June 15 at the Red River Research Station in Bossier City.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with field tours following at 9 a.m.

AgCenter research and extension personnel will give presentations on the following topics:

— Biological control of giant salvinia using salvinia weevils

— Using soil moisture sensors in row crop irrigation

— Recent changes to the National Resources Conservation Services’ Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

— The value of irrigation data in making profitable decisions

— Alternate row irrigation

— Soybean breeding

— Nutrient losses from cotton fields amended with poultry litter

A sponsored lunch will be served at noon.

Those interested in attending should RSVP to Donna Haynes at 318-741-7430 ext. 1107 or

The Red River Research Station is located at 262 Research Station Drive off Hwy. 71 in Bossier City.

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LSU AgCenter researchers will be reporting on their efforts to find a cold-tolerant weevil to help rid waterways in north Louisiana of the pest weed known as giant salvinia at the June 15 field day at the Red River Research Station in Bossier City. Photo by Stephen Micinski

5/19/2016 7:04:04 PM
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