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Fisher Delta Center Field Day to include dicamba updateFisher Delta Center Field Day to include dicamba update

Researchers to discuss future of Delta agriculture during field day near Portageville, Mo., Aug. 31.

Forrest Laws

August 22, 2017

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Matt Rhine meets with visitors to Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day.

The University of Missouri’s Fisher Delta Research Center will host its 56th annual field day starting at the Center’s Rone Hall near Portageville, Mo., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31.

The event, titled “The Future of Delta Agriculture,” is free and open to the public. The field tours, which run from 9 a.m. to noon, will include presentations by eight University of Missouri and USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists. Lunch will be served at noon.

Among those will be a presentation by Dr. Kevin Bradley, Extension weed scientist with the University of Missouri, titled “The situation with off-target movement of dicamba: Where do we go from here?”

Other presentations will include:

Soybean Tour

  • Variety development and germplasm enhancement updates for soybeans, Pengyin Chen.

Cotton Tour

  • Soil measurements and site-specific cotton management, Ken Sudduth, USDA-ARS.

  • Cotton rooting depth and irrigation management, Matthew Rhine.

  • Evaluating potassium fertility on cotton, Gene Stevens.

  • Yield monitoring and site-specific cotton management, Earl Vories, USDA-ARS

Rice Tour

  • New rice weed control products deliver a new mode of action and a new site of action, Jim Heiser.

  • Evaluating the different methods of winter rice straw management, David Dunn.

Directions — from North I-55:

  • Take Exit 32 for Portageville
    • Turn left, heading east on Hwy. 162
    • Drive east for 4 miles
    • Turn right on Hwy. TT
    • Drive south for 2 miles
    • Lee Farm entrance will be on your left

Directions — from South I-55:
• Take Exit 27 for Wardell
• Turn left, proceed on overpass
• Turn right and head north on outer road
• Continue north for 3 miles
• Turn right on Hwy. T
• Continue east for 4.6 miles to Lee Farm

For more information, click on https://missouri.app.box.com/s/kdkr17bathqtwtqsliq7as3sderwxnn6.

About the Author(s)

Forrest Laws

Forrest Laws, senior director of content for Farm Press, spent 10 years with The Memphis Press-Scimitar before joining Delta Farm Press in 1980. He has written extensively on farm production practices, crop marketing, farm legislation, environmental regulations and alternative energy. He now oversees the content creation for Delta, Southeast, Southwest and Western Farm Press. He resides in Memphis, Tenn. He served as a missile launch officer in the U.S. Air Force before resuming his career in journalism with The Press-Scimitar.

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