The annual Field Day, which will be held Sept. 16, will feature informational talks and opportunities to connect with agricultural industry professionals, vendors and experts.
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The 53rd Annual Field Day will be held on Sept. 2. Registration and breakfast starts at 7 a.m. in Rone Hall, located at the Lee Farm just east of Portageville. Four educational tours will start at 8:30 a.m. and will feature informational talks on cotton, crop protection, soybeans and crop monitoring.
This year’s festival will be held Sept. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bradford Research Center. The free event will feature samples from 250 tomatoes and peppers, tips for growing produce, dishes from local restaurants, special exhibits for kids and a chance to sample a variety of salsas made with different peppers.
The Southwest Research Center Field Day is back on the calendar for this year and is set for Sept. 12. Different tours of informational talks and demonstrations geared towards landowners will focus on beef and dairy productions, horticulture, vineyard growers, conservation and ways to live more energy efficient. Tours will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m.
For cattle ranchers and landowners, plan to attend the Field Day at Forage Systems Research Center in north Missouri on September 23. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with educational tours beginning at 9 a.m.
In Missouri, some have adopted efficient tile drainage systems, but the installation of drip irrigation hasn’t become a regular management strategy. Research Agronomist Kelly Nelson looks to change that with a study just getting its feet wet at Greenley Research Center in northeast Missouri.
Tours will start at 9 a.m. with informational talks along the way at the center in Albany. Topics will include information about tile drainage, cover crop selection and systems, summer forage options for livestock and extending nitrogen availability in corn.
Ways to control soil loss often include management strategies away from conventionally planting and will be the one of the features at Soil Health Expo at Bradford Research Center on Aug. 13 and 14. Talks will start at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. each day.
Annual Field Day on Aug. 26 will feature educational tours and demonstrations. Registration and educational tours will start at 8 a.m., with the last tour departing at 11:30 a.m. A complimentary lunch, provided by Kent Fisher Insurance, will be served at noon.
A valuable tool in monitoring precipitation is CoCoRaHS. The free online database includes daily reports of precipitation collected through a grassroots effort of volunteers that measure and submit to the website at www.cocorahs.org. The data is then mapped out to allow users quick and easy access to rainfall amounts in their area.