The LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center in Alexandria will host its annual row crop field day on July 9. Registration and refreshments will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the State Evacuation Shelter on U.S. Highway 71. Tours will follow beginning at 8:45 a.m.
An indoor program with updates from AgCenter administrators will begin at 11:20 a.m. and conclude with lunch at noon.
Daniel Stephenson, AgCenter weed scientist, said field tour topics will include disease, weed and insect pest management; cotton and corn agronomy research; integration of cover crops; soybean seeding rates; and potential uses of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, in agriculture.
The Dean Lee Research and Extension Center is located off U.S. Highway 71 near LSU of Alexandria. For more information, contact Stephenson at (318) 473-6590 or [email protected].