Highlights from our Field Day
Photos from the 2014 Field Day
The annual Field Day was held on August 6. Educational talks and tours included the new project of subsurface drip irrigation for soybeans and three separate tours geared toward livestock farmers and crop producers. Presentations included topics of managing nematodes in corn and soybeans, an overview of the new dicamba and 2,4-D soybeans and recommendations to control horseweed and waterhemp. For cattle ranchers beneficial talks will be offered covering utilization of cover crops for grazing, and an update of fixed-time AI Field Trials. Row crop farmers can learn about nitrogen management in flooded corn and impregnated fertilizers.
Another hands-on demonstration will feature ultrasonic forage management by Rob Kallenbach, MU professor and forage specialist. Kallenbach’s work involves mounting ultrasonic sensors on an all-terrain vehicle and scouting pastures to collect data on forage growth and effects of fertilization.
Thanks to all who came out. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Additional photos can be found on CAFNR’s Flickr Page.
CAFNR Dean Tom Payne chats with Sen. Brent Munzlinger before the start of the Field Day.
Research Professor Kelly Nelson talks about Greenley Research Center’s latest study that involves researching the effects of subsurface drip irrigation systems for corn and soybeans. Yields will be collected and compared to fields with overhead irrigaiton and a non-irrigated control field.
Gupreet Kaur, natural resources grad student, spoke about her research with nitrogen availability in temporary flooded corn. The study looks at 1, 3 and 7-day floods.
Matthew Caldwell, graduate student, spok about impregnated fertilizers on corn and soybeans.
Reid Smeda, professor of plant sciences, speaks about the upcoming dicamba, 2-4D soybeans that will be hitting the market soon. He shared past problems that came with Roundup ready corn and how to manage these new types of soybeans.
Heidi Davis, graduate student in weed sciences, speaks about glyphosate-resistent waterhemp and control of horseweed.
Jordan Thomas, Animal Science Research Specialist, gave an update of the reproduction and timed AI systems with livestock cattle.
Rob Kallenbach, Professor of Forages and State Extension Specialist, gives a demonstration that features ultrasonic forage management. Kallenbach’s work involves mounting ultrasonic sensors on an all-terrain vehicle and scouting pastures to collect data on forage growth and effects of fertilization.
A complimentary lunch was served following the morning’s tours.
Greenley Research Center Superintendent Dana Harder welcomes the crowd at lunch.
MU Vice Chancellor and CAFNR Dean Tom Payne speaks to the crowd about updates from campus.
Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Richard Fordyce speaks during lunch.
Research Professor Kelly Nelson presented a painting dedicated to retiring Superintendent Randall Smoot. Smoot worked at Greenley for 38 years.