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Delta Farm Press Calendar of Events

To list your organization's special event in the Delta Farm Press Calendar of Events, e-mail details, including contact person, phone number, etc., to: ed.phillips@farmprogress.com.

June 26: Rice Meeting, H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station. Starting at 7:15 a.m. Presentations will include controlling insect pests, weeds and diseases. Fertilizer recommendations and an economic outlook will be included in the presentations.

June 27: LSU AgCenter Field Expo Day, Dean Lee Research and Extension Center, Alexandria, La. Field crops, beef cattle and forages, horticulture. Industry EXPO -Equipment, Technology, Production & Pest Management Products. Field crops research -Cotton, Corn and Soybean. Beef cattle and forage research. Horticultural demonstrations with LSU AgCenter Super Plants. Youth activities and 4-H Mini Farm. Food Preservation workshop (registration required). Opens at 2:30 p.m. Sponsored meal at 6 p.m. An Interagency Agent Training will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. For details, contact: Tara Smith, LSU AgCenter Regional Director, at 318-473-6520 or tsmith@agcenter.lsu.edu.

July 9: Row Rice and Soybean Tour July 9, LSU AgCenter’s Northeast Research Station, St. Joseph, La. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. with registration and a self-guided tour of the station projects. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Row Rice Field with talks on varieties, disease, insects and weed control. The tour will continue with a farmer panel discussing their experiences with producing row rice holding/not holding tailwater. The last part of the row rice section will showcase nitrogen management comparing standard application practices to the application of nitrogen in the irrigation water and monitoring of the runoff. The soybean part of the tour will focus on new soybean technologies and using soybean rotation to help row rice weed control. Cover crops for post-harvest in corn will be displayed with opportunities to talk to scientists about the benefits of this practice. The meeting will conclude with supper. For more information, contact: Dennis Burns at 318-267-6709 or dburns@agcenter.lsu.edu.

July 11: Summer Celebration, West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Jackson, Tenn.

July 16: Balancing Farm Success with Oil and Gas Growth, Southwest Mississippi Community College in the Horace C. Holmes Student Union, Summit, Miss. 9 a.m. to noon. Producers and landowners can learn more about what to consider when leasing land for oil and gas drilling. Topics include leasing, new technology, water testing, environmental concerns and farm planning. Speakers will help landowners understand financial impacts, legal obligations and environmental management strategies. Registration is free but required by July 10. Online registration is available at http://gcd.msucares.com/register. A printable flyer with a mail-in registration form is available on the registration website. To register by phone, call 601-657-8937. Southwest Mississippi Community College is located at 1156 College Drive in Summit. The workshop is a partnership among the Mississippi State University Extension Service Center for Government and Community Development, Southern Extension Risk Management Education, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Mississippi Department of Health and Mississippi Oil and Gas Board.

July 18: Northeast Louisiana Rice Field Day, Jason Waller farm near Mer Rouge in Morehouse Parish, La. Presentations will include controlling insect pests, weeds and diseases. Fertilizer recommendations and an economic outlook will be included in the presentations.

July 23-25: Southern Region Water Conference, Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center in College Station, Texas. Sustainable water management will be the main focus of the conference. LSU AgCenter irrigation specialist Stacia Conger, a member of the conference planning committee, said the event will include three days of informational sessions, tours and networking opportunities. Farmers and ranchers, agricultural professionals, scientists, agency representatives, students and others are encouraged to attend the conference. The goal of the conference is to provide practical information on irrigation water management, nutrient and pest control to protect water quality, soil health and watershed management. The conference is partially funded by a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grant. Other Southern universities represented on the planning committee include Mississippi State University, Prairie View A&M University, Auburn University, North Carolina State University, University of Georgia, University of Florida and University of Kentucky. To register for the conference, visit https://agrilife.org/southern-region-water-conference/registration-2019/. Stacia Conger can be reached at 318-741-7430 or sdavis@agcenter.lsu.edu.

July 30-31: Arkansas Water Resources Center Annual Conference, Fayetteville Town Center, Fayetteville, Ark. Attendees will receive information about on-farm water and nutrient management practices, including current challenges and successes of reusing these resources. The conference is designed to facilitate information gathering and networking opportunities among a diverse group of stakeholders. It will provide a forum for farmers, researchers, and others to share ideas that can lead to refined technologies to better serve on-farm needs. Visit the conference website at http://bit.ly/AWC2019Conference for more information about the program, registration, and sponsorship opportunities.

Aug. 6: 2019 Greene County, Ark., Cropland and Conservation Field Day. Various field stops: Xtend variety demo, corn starter fertilizer demo, U of A CES/NRCS cover crop demonstration, and NRCS programs update. For more information, contact the Greene County Cooperative Extension Service at 870-236-6921 or the NRCS Paragould Field Service Center at 870-239-8586 x 3.

Aug. 13-14: 2019 MSU Seed Technology Short Course, Mississippi State University Bost Extension Center, Starkville, Miss. It is hosted by the MSU Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. The course theme is “From Field to Bin.” Seed industry professionals will also learn about various aspects of harvest and postharvest management. Participants will learn about harvest machinery settings and calibration, postharvest handling, principles of seed drying, bulk storage systems, postharvest storage pest management, grain bin safety and rescue techniques for grain bin entrapment. Presenters will also discuss seed certification, seed quality evaluation and testing, and state and federal laws associated with seed labeling and tracking.” The $100 registration fee covers the short course lecture sessions, printed materials, breakfast and lunch each day, and a dinner after the first day. Preregistration for the course is encouraged. To register and learn more about the program agenda, course speakers, lodging and sponsorship opportunities, visit http://seedtech.extension.msstate.edu.

Sept. 4: Cotton Tour, West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Jackson, Tenn.

Oct. 11-12: 2019 Fall Flower & Garden Fest, Truck Crops Experiment Station, 2024 Experiment Station Road, Crystal Springs, Miss. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: http://extension.msstate.edu/fallfest.

Dec. 8-10: USA Rice Outlook, Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Ark. Check www.usarice.com/outlook for updates.

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