Field Challenges

Greenley Research Center Field Day Set for August 7

Kelly Nelson, research agronomist at Greenley Memorial Research Center, shares data with producers at the annual Field Day.

NOVELTY, Mo. – With each season, new challenges emerge in Missouri’s fields and pastures. Researchers at Greenley Research Center will provide up-to-date, scientifically tested field data to help producers address those challenges and maximize their operations at their annual Field Day August 7.

The Center, located just east of Novelty, Mo., is part of a network of research centers across Missouri, extending the College of Agiculture, Food and Natural Resources’ (CAFNR) research to nearly 14,000 acres to meet the regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers and natural resource managers.

The Missouri Corn Growers Association will sponsor a free lunch at noon. Field Day tours run from 8 a.m. to noon and feature the following topics:

Crop Tour

Ashley Schlichenmayer discusses residual activity of dicamba at Greenley Memorial Research Center.
  • Deep Lime and Gypsum Placement Demonstration
  • Managed Drainage and Water Quality
  • Tillage Radish for Cover and Grazing 
  • Biofuel Crop Production and Nutrient Removal

Beef and Forage Tour

  • Utilizing High Nitrate Forages
  • Early Weaning of Calves
  • Alternative Feed Sources
  • Measuring Forage Availability

Pest Tour 

  • Large Weeds and Soybean Yield Loss
  • Insect Management Challenges
  • Controlling Marestail

The Field Day is free and open to the public. Lunch is provided and attendees are invited to continue to explore the research plots throughout the day.

“As always, we’re here to address producers’ problems and needs and provide information they can take home and use,” said Randall Smoot, superintendent at Greenley Research Center.

For more information, contact Randall Smoot at 660-739-4410 or visit the website: