MSU holds July 18 Corn and Soybean Field Day

STONEVILLE ­ Corn and soybean producers as well as others involved in
agriculture will benefit from the July 18 Corn and Soybean Field Day at
Mississippi State University¹s Delta Research and Extension Center.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. in the Charles W. Capps Building. Booths and
vendors will showcase some of the latest tools in precision agriculture,
irrigation efficiency and application technology until 2:30 p.m.

³Precision agriculture has revolutionized farming practices by allowing
producers to apply seed, fertilizer and farm chemicals more effectively and
more precisely with less labor,² said Tom Eubank, MSU soybean weed scientist
and agronomist.

Eubank said as the releases of dicamba- and 2, 4-D-tolerant crops approach,
producers and applicators need the latest information about applying
chemicals and reducing drift. BASF is sponsoring an On-Target Application
Academy at 10 a.m. that will introduce the latest in sprayer and application
technology and proper techniques for herbicide applications.

Concerns over Mississippi¹s declining alluvial aquifer have brought
irrigation efficiency to the forefront in Mississippi row crop production.

³This field day will highlight some of the latest metering technology,
scheduling tools, and new irrigation tactics critical to reducing water use
while maintaining crop yields,² said Jason Krutz, MSU irrigation specialist.

Wagon tours highlighting corn and soybean research will depart at 2:40 p.m.
Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station researchers and MSU
Extension Service personnel will highlight various topics in agronomics,
insect control, irrigation, plant pathology and weed control, as well as
production updates in corn and soybean.

This field day has been funded in part by BASF, Delta Council, the
Mississippi Corn Promotion Board and the Mississippi Soybean Promotion
Board.

Boots are recommended. Continuing education and in-service credits will be
available.

For more information, contact Eubank at (662) 686-3232 or
teubank@drec.msstate.edu.