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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, [email protected]

Aug. 24: Annual Missouri Rice Field Day, Missouri Rice Research Farm, Highway J, west of Malden, Mo. Missouri Rice Research and Merchandising Council. Research personnel and other experts will provide area farmers a chance to see and learn about recent developments in rice research and other agriculture-related topics: Rice Variety Developments; Rice Fertility Updates; Row Rice; Rice Diseases; Market Outlook and Policy, Missouri Rice Council Activities. Contact: Christian De Guzman, Rice Breeder, Southeast Missouri State University at (573) 276-4577, (225) 252-4013 or [email protected].

Aug. 31: Fisher Delta Center Field Day, University of Missouri’s Fisher Delta Research Center, near Portageville, Mo. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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: Variety development and germplasm enhancement updates for soybeans, Pengyin Chen; 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; New rice weed control products deliver a new mode of action and a new site of action, Jim Heiser; and Evaluating the different methods of winter rice straw management, David Dunn. For more information, go to

Sept. 15: Delta Rice Promotions 27th Annual Rice Tasting Luncheon, Walter Sillers Coliseum, Delta State University, Cleveland, Miss. From 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Over 300 different rice dishes prepared by Delta area residents and restaurants, a goody bag, door prizes, and exhibits. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from county Extension offices throughout the Delta or Farm Bureau offices. Tickets will also be sold at the door or call (662) 843-8371.

Oct. 13-14: Fall Flower and Garden Fest, Truck Crops Experiment Station, 2024 Experiment Station Rd, Crystal Springs, Miss. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. More information at

Oct. 19: Fifth Annual Dean Lee Beef Cattle and Forage Field Day, State Emergency Evacuation Shelter, Hwy 71N, Alexandria, La. 2:30 p.m. registration. Field tour: Environmentally smart nitrogen; Beef cattle nutrition; Controlling johnsongrass in pastures and hay meadows; Corner bracing fences - the right and wrong way; Managing beef cattle diseases. Indoor program: Louisiana Master Cattlemen Program graduation. Sponsored meal will be served immediately after. Field Day will serve as credit for: Louisiana Farmer Program Phase II, Louisiana Farmer Program CEUs, CCA CEUs. For more information, contact Dr. Glen Gentry at (225) 683-5848 or [email protected].

Oct. 25-26: Louisiana Ag Industries Association Annual Meeting, Paragon Casino Resort and Hotel, Marksville, La. Representatives from the seed, chemical, fertilizer, grain, and feed industries will hear presentations on grain and feed markets, industry updates, as well as other timely, market-driven information that affects not only Louisiana industries, but processors, and producers as well. The format will include one full day of business meetings and presentations, followed by a golf tournament the next day (Oct. 26 at 8:30 a.m.) for those wanting to participate. The meeting will conclude that afternoon at 4:30 p.m. More details regarding the agenda and golf tournament will be posted to the LAIA Facebook page at Registration will be $125 for current members and $175 for non-members. All agricultural industry, university, state and federal agency, and crop consultants are encouraged to attend. Contact Donna Morgan at [email protected] or (318) 613-9278 for more information.

Jan. 3-5: 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, San Antonio, Texas.

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