Dean Lee Row Crop Field Day Aug. 24

The LSU AgCenter’s Dean Lee Research and Extension Center will host its annual Row Crop Field Day Aug. 24.

The field day will feature information on cotton, corn and soybeans, according to John Barnett, director of the LSU AgCenter’s Central Region and the Dean Lee Research Station near Alexandria, La.

“We are providing participants with an opportunity to view the latest research and technology being conducted at the Dean Lee Research Station,” he said.

Registration for the field day will begin at 2:30 p.m., and field tours begin at 3 p.m. The tours will include four stops with presentations on aflatoxin, corn and soybean varieties, an update on Asian soybean rust, cotton entomology, weed control and cotton defoliation.

“Many of the producers are interested in cotton defoliation,” said Barnett. “Since our field day is later in the season, they can see the defoliation.”

Following the field tours will be a presentation and a dinner in the new multi-purpose livestock complex located on the research station.

“The indoor meeting arena is air-conditioned and will provide an enjoyable atmosphere for the sit-down portion of the program and the meal,” Barnett said.

The Dean Lee Research Station is located adjacent to LSU-Alexandria off U.S. Highway 71 south of Alexandria.

For more information on the field day, contact Barnett at (318) 427-4424 or [email protected] or Matt Martin, an LSU AgCenter county agent in Rapides Parish, at (318) 473-6503 or [email protected].

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