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Field day series showcases new row crop technologies
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Three row crop field days scheduled for July will highlight new and developing weed and insect control technologies.
Mississippi State University row crop specialists will discuss these and other agricultural issues, beginning at the first filed day on July 7 at Douglas and Chris Hood Farms in Dundee.
The second field day is scheduled for July 15 at the MSU Black Belt Branch Experiment Station in Brooksville. The station is located 2 miles northeast of Brooksville and 20 miles south of Columbus on Highway 45.
The third field day will be July 16 at the MSU Rodney Foil Plant Science Research Center, also called North Farm, on the Starkville campus.
New Roundup Ready and Xtend platforms will be highlighted during the Starkville field day, and Enlist technologies will be discussed during the Dundee and Brooksville events. Spray tank contamination, off-target herbicide movement and crop tolerance to herbicide programs will be discussed at various locations.
All field days begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at noon with lunch provided. All field dates are subject to change, depending on the weather.
“We’ve already had to reschedule these dates because we’ve had so much rain,” said Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist with the MSU Extension Service.
Dodds said interested individuals should monitor the Mississippi Crop Situation Blog at http://www.mississippi-crops.com/ for possible date changes.
Certified crop advisors can earn continuing education units at all three events.
For more information, contact Dodds at 662-418-1024.