2014 Agronomy/Soils Field Day Highlights UW-Madison Research

The Departments of Agronomy and Soil Science in conjunction with the Arlington Agricultural Research Station will host their annual field day on August 27, 2014. The field day will highlight UW-Madison research on emerging technologies, greenhouse gases in agriculture, and relevant crop production issues. The field day will begin at 8:00 am and run until 2:30 pm. Lunch will be provided by the Badger Crops Club for a $5 donation.

Agenda

8:00 Registration & coffee
8:30 Soils, Forages, and Greenhouse Gas Tours depart
10:30 Grains, Forages, and Greenhouse Gas Tours depart
12:00 Lunch with demonstration of UAV with aerial photography
1:00 Grains and Soils Tours depart

Note: All tours are only offered twice. Tours depart promptly as scheduled.

Tours

Grains

  • Herbicide resistance in Wisconsin corn and soybean: Take Action
  • Prescription seeding rates and climate impact on Midwestern soybean
  • Maximum yield systems research for corn
  • Going “Old School” to manage corn rootworms Bryan Jensen

Forages

  • Perennial forages are essential for long term carbon storage in Wisconsin’s prairie soils  (Gregg Sanford)
  • Cautions when harvesting wet forage (Dan Undersander)
  • What level of weed control is needed to ensure alfalfa establishment? (Mark Renz)
  • Common Alfalfa Diseases for 2014 and Management Options (Damon Smith)

Soils

  • Strategies for crop residue management (Francisco Arriaga)
  • N sensor research for corn and wheat (Carrie Laboski & Haily Henderson)
  • Using rolled cover crops in organic and conventional soybean production (Erin Silva)

Greenhouse Gases in Wisconsin Agriculture

  • Introduction to greenhouse gases (Matt Ruark)
  • Greenhouse gas emissions from three crop rotations in Wisconsin (Maciek Kazula & Joe Lauer)
  • Influence of weed management on nitrous oxide emissions (Becky Bailey & Vince Davis)
  • Greenhouse gases from dairy-based rotations  (Sarah Collier & Matt Ruark)
  • Greenhouse gases and biofuel production (Randy Jackson)

Visit the exhibits between tours and during lunch: Apps for Ag; Nutrient & Pest Management Program; Integrated Pest Management Program; SnapPlus; and more!!

For more information contact the Dept. of Agronomy 608/262-1390 or the Dept. of Soil Science 608/262-0485.

In the event of rain, presentations will be held inside.

The Arlington Research Station is located on Hwy. 51, about 5 miles south of Arlington.  Watch for Field Day signs. GPS coordinates: 43.300467, -89.345534  https://goo.gl/maps/ZQLV6

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