New row crop technologies featured at July field days

New row crop technologies featured at July field days

Three Mississippi 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.

The first field day will be July 7 at Douglas and Chris Hood Farms in Dundee. Participants should arrive for registration at 8:30 a.m. Plot tours will start at 9 a.m. Hood Farms is 2 miles west/northwest of Dundee on Dundee Road.

The second field day is scheduled for July 15, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., 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. Participants should arrive for registration at 1:30 p.m. Plot tours will begin at 2 p.m.

The third field day will be July 16, 9 a.m. to noon, at the MSU Rodney Foil Plant Science Research Center, also called North Farm, 555 Technology Blvd. (just off of Highway 182 East), Starkville. Participants should arrive for registration at 8:30 a.m. Plot tours will start at 9 a.m.

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.

“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.

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