The rainy weather of 2015 will be one of several topics presented on and discussed during the Hundley-Whaley Research Center Field Day on Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. Tours run from 9 a.m. to noon. A free lunch will follow the tours.
Pat Guinan, associate extension professor of climatology, will present on the wild weather of 2015.
“It’s been extremely crazy,” Hundley-Whaley Superintendent Bruce Burdick said. “The rain has had a significant impact on several farms in the area.”
Burdick said the Research Center has received 24 inches of rain since June 1.
“Pat always does a really good job of tying all of the ends together,” Burdick said.
Research on corn and soybeans will also be available throughout the day. Presentations on nitrogen timing and placement in corn, tissue testing in corn and soybeans and cover crops and tillage in corn and soybeans will all be covered.
“We’re excited,” Burdick said. “The key for us is taking what our guests want and giving them research on that subject. We feel like we have a great group of speakers and topics lined up.”
Kent Shannon, natural resource engineer for MU Extension, will discuss using UAVs (drones) for crop scouting.
Burdick said there would be a video presentation on a 52-inch television of the drone.
“The presentation will be a flight from the eye of the drone; a first-person view,” he said.
Research on improving wildlife populations will also be offered. Kevin Bradley, associate professor of plant sciences, will also give guests a plan for controlling marestail, a weed that can get out of control if not watched.
“This is a really important topic,” Burdick said. “Marestail is a weed that you have to stay on top of.”
The Hundley-Whaley Research Center is located in Albany, Mo. For more information, call 660-726-3698 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit their website at http://hundleywhaley.cafnr.org/.
Registration: 8 a.m.
Tours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Lunch: 12-1:30 p.m.
Nitrogen Timing and Placement in Corn – Peter Scharf
Tissue Testing in Corn and Soybeans – Wayne Flanary
Cover Crops and Tillage in Corn and Soybeans – Jennifer Hass
Cover Crop Options for This Year – Colton Catherton
Soil Pits and Soil Health – Randy Miles
Establishing and Renovating Forage Systems – Shawn Deering
Soil Water Infiltration Demo in Different Tillage Systems – Tim Reinbott
Enhancing Wildlife Populations in Ag Systems – Ray Wright
Developing Next Year’s Plan for Marestail Control – Kevin Bradley
2015 Weather: What Happened? – Pat Guinan
Breeding Conventional Soybeans – Andrew Scaboo
Using UAVs (Drones) for Crop Scouting – Kent Shannon