Biofuel/Biochemical Crop Production to be Discussed at Macon Ridge Field Day Sept. 5

Denise Attaway  |  8/23/2013 6:45:43 PM

This energy cane stand will be discussed during the biofuel and biochemical crop production field tour stop during the 2013 Macon Ridget Research Station Pest Management and Crop Production Field Day Sept. 5 in Winnsboro. Energy cane is one of the feedstocks LSU AgCenter researchers are studying as part of its Sustainable Biofuels Initiative. (Photo by A. Denise Attaway)

Biofuel and biochemical crop production is just one of the many topics that will be discussed during  the LSU AgCenter's 2013 Macon Ridge Research Station Pest Management and Crop Production Field Day slated for Sept. 5 in Winnsboro. Participants will be taken on a field tour which will include a stop at the energy cane trials being grown at the station.

Other topics to be covered during the field day, include: Effect of Management Practices on Late-Season Soybean Quality, Influence of Starter Fertilizer on Corn and Grain Sorghum Yield and Plant Development, Pesticide Application Technology, Pest Management Strategies, Residue Management and Fall Fertilizer Applications, Utilization of Cover Crops in Production Systems, and Wheat Variety Selection and Production Practices. 

The field day begins at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts at the research station. Field tours begin at 9 a.m. from the Tom H. Scott Research, Extension and Education Center, at 212 Macon Ridge Road, Building B in Winnsboro. A sponsored lunch will be provided at noon.

For more information, contact Donnie Miller, research coordinator, at (318) 435-2157 or email.
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