News Release Distributed 07/13/10
ALEXANDRIA, La. – The LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Field Day will be held Aug. 5 with field tours starting at 9 a.m. Experts will give overviews on their work with corn, cotton, soybeans and cattle.
The event in years past had been held in the afternoon.
“This year we decided to alter the schedule to avoid the heat of the day,” said Allen Nipper, director of the LSU AgCenter’s Central Region. “This will allow for a more comfortable event and give participants more time with researchers after the tour.”
The Dean Lee Research Station is adjacent to the LSU-Alexandria campus on U.S. Highway 71 south of Alexandria. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the DeWitt Livestock Facility followed by a field tour, which will include:
– Weed management in row crops, including applying herbicides for early-season weed control.
– Soybean and cotton variety adaptation.
– A corn-breeding project to develop lines with resistance to aflatoxin production.
– Soybean seed quality, variety differences and fungicide applications.
– The effects of plant growth regulators on recently released cotton varieties.
– Weed management with Liberty Link soybeans.
– An update on the Louisiana Master Farmer Program.
– Wheat stubble management.
– Crop fertility issues and salt toxicity problems in soybeans.
– The influence of genetics on disease resistance and susceptibility in beef cattle along with an assessment of various breeds’ reproductive potential and calf survival.
– How genetic markers are being used to analyze cattle populations.
– The relationship between beef productivity and hair coat luster and length.
– Insect and disease management in soybeans.
The program will conclude with a lunch at 12:30 p.m.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture