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Row Crop Field Day set for Aug. 8
VERONA -- Dr. Lester Spell, Mississippi's Commissioner for Agriculture and Commerce, will be the featured speaker along with other activities at the upcoming North Mississippi Research and Extension Center Agronomic Row Crop Field Day.
Farmers can learn the latest research results and recommendations at the Aug. 8 event from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.at the Lee County AgriCenter on Highway 145, south of Verona.
"We believe we will have a very educational field day. This is a chance for growers to keep on the cutting edge of farming technology," said event coordinator Normie Buehring, senior agronomist and superintendent of the Northeast Mississippi Branch Experiment Station.
Spell will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon. Other activities during the day will include a farmers' panel group discussion, field research plot tours, and 40 educational and commercial exhibits. Certified crop advisors can receive continuing education at the field day.
Topics to be covered in this year's event will include Roundup-resistant weed management, crop and weed response to different Roundup formulations, corn borer insect management, early soybean production system for maturity Group V soybeans in North Mississippi, and skip-row cotton production.
For more information about this event, contact Buehring at the Northeast Mississippi Branch Experiment Station at (662) 566-2201 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.