Agronomy/Soils Field Day Schedule is Set

Agronomy/Soils Field Day Schedule is Set

The annual Agronomy/Soils Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29 at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station. As usual there is a great line up of speakers and topics! See below for details. Light refreshments will be available beginning at 8:00; the first tour will depart promptly at 8:30. Dr. Kathryn VandenBosch, the new Dean of CALS, will provide an update from CALS during lunch. Lunch will be available for $5. CCA continuing education units will be available. So mark your calendars and join us on August 29th.

Corn/Soybean/Wheat Tour (8:30 & 10:30)

  • Rotation and management impact on Fusarium species – David Marburger & Shawn Conley
  • Current research for finding and mitigating glyphosate resistance in Wisconsin Corn & Soybean – Vince Davis
  • Maximizing corn yield – Joe Lauer
  • When are nematodes a problem for corn? – Ann MacGuidwin

Forages Tour (8:30 & 10:30)

  • Benefits and costs of Roundup Ready alfalfa establishment systems – Mark Renz
  • The status of new races of Aphanomyces root rot of alfalfa – Doug Rouse
  • Managing alfalfa in drought – Dan Undersander

Soils Tour (10:30 & 1:00)

  • Soil compaction: Issues and prevention – Francisco Arriaga
  • Nitrogen management after a drought – Carrie Laboski
  • Cover crops, rooting depth, and soil building – Matt Ruark
  • Implementing no-till through the use of cover crops – Erin Silva
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