2015 Agronomy/Soils Field Day on August 19th

The Departments of Agronomy and Soil Science in conjunction with the Arlington Agricultural Research Station will host their annual field day on August 19, 2015. The field day will highlight UW-Madison research on emerging technologies 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 ($5 donation).

Program
8:30-  Registration & coffee; Pest Management, Soil Fertility & Management, & Bioenergy Cropping Systems tours
10:30- Grain & Forage Production Systems, Pest Management, & Bioenergy Cropping Systems tours
12:00- Lunch provided by Badger Crops Club ($5 donation).
Rick Klemme, Dean and Director of UW Cooperative Extension, will present “Re-booting UW-Extension: Transforming Today’s Extension for Tomorrow’s Possibilities”
1:00- Grain & Forage Production Systems, Soil Fertility & Management, and Organic Cropping Systems Tours
Note: Tours depart promptly as scheduled.

Tours
Grain and Forage Production Systems (tours at 10:30 and 1:00)
• When is yield “determined for corn grain production (Joe Lauer)
• Revamping outdated soybean nutrient uptake models: Results from a high input systems model (Dave Marburger & Adam Gaspar)
• Other CoolBean stuff! (Shawn Conley)
• Forage harvest logistics image based kernel processing score & applied UAV research (Brian Luck)

Pest Management (tours at 8:30 and 10:30)
• A Wisconsin perspective on corn rootworm resistance to Bt hybrids: Detection, avoidance, and management (Bryan Jensen)
• Herbicide resistance management in corn and soybean (Liz Bozak & Devin Hammer)
• Can we manage weeds without roundup ready crops when we plant corn & alfalfa? (Mark Renz)
• Soybean disease & insect management research results & recommendation (Jaime Willbur & Chris Bloomingdale)

Soil Fertility and Management (tours at 8:30 and 1:00)
• Response of no-till corn & soybean to P & K (Carrie Laboski)
• Management impacts on soil organic matter & productivity of continuous corn (Francisco Arriaga)
• Untangling the rotation effect on soil resilience (Bill Bland)
• Cover crops as a trap crop for soil nitrate (Matt Ruark)
• Introduction of new Soil & Forage Analysis Lab Director at Marshfield (Robert Florence)

Bioenergy Cropping Systems (tours at 8:30 and 10:30)
• Exploiting available genetic variability for biomass-based biofuel production: The example of corn (Natalia de Leon)
• Developing sustainable perennial bioenergy crops (Mike Casler)
• What have we learned growing eight bioenergy cropping systems over eight years (Randy Jackson)
• Integrating information from breeding tools for biofuel crop development (Shawn Kaeppler)

Organic Cropping Systems (tour at 1:00)
• Managing organic cropping system for carbon stabilization and accrual (Gregg Sanford)
• Pasture & soil quality surveys from organic dairy farms across Wisconsin (Geoff Brink, Chelsea Zegler, & Anders Gurda)
• Cover crop-based no-till systems: Options for Wisconsin’s organic farmers (Erin Silva)
• Breeding for organic sweet corn: The case of “Who Gets Kissed” (Bill Tracey)

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

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
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.

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