UW Research on Industrial Hemp to be Highlighted at Agronomy/Soils Field Day on August 28th

Agronomy Field Day Flyer 2019
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Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist, UW-Madison

The UW Departments of Agronomy and Soil Science invite you to the Arlington Agricultural Research Station on August 28th to learn the latest in agronomic research being conducted in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Field tours will emphasize soil, crop, and pest management practices that promote soil health, improve farm profitability, and enhance environmental quality. There will be more presentations to see than time to see them! A lunch time presentation will focus on navigating today’s dairy industry.

A special after lunch only session will highlight UW’s inaugural research on industrial hemp. Grain and fiber plots will showcase research on organic weed management, conventional fertility, and variety trials. An update will also be provided on cannabidiol research.

Between tours you can visit with specialists from the UW Soil & Forage Analysis Lab, Nutrient & Pest Management Program, SnapPlus, and Pesticide Applicator Training. Posters highlighting additional research will also be displayed. Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits are being requested.

The field day starts at 8:00, concludes at 2:45, and will be held rain or shine. The Public Events Building at the Arlington Ag Research Station is located at N695 Hopkins Rd, Arlington. Watch for signs on Hwy 51 about 5 miles south of Arlington.  GPS coordinates: 43.300467, -89.345534

To help us organize a successful event, if you are considering attending please complete a RSVP at https://go.wisc.edu/n4yrl5 . Sigma Alpha Agricultural Sorority will provide lunch ($5 donation).

For more details, see the attached flyer. We look forward to seeing you on August 28th.