With each season, new challenges emerge in Missouri's fields and pastures. Researchers at the University of Missouri Greenley Research Center will provide up-to-date, scientifically tested field data to help producers address those challenges and maximize their operations at the center's annual field day, Aug. 7.
The center, located just east of Novelty, Mo., is part of a network of research centers across Missouri, extending the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources' (CAFNR) research to nearly 14,000 acres to meet the regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers and natural resource managers.
The Missouri Corn Growers Association will sponsor a free lunch at noon. Field day tours run from 8 a.m. to noon and will feature the following topics:
Deep lime and gypsum placement demonstration
Tillage radish for cover and grazing
Managed drainage and water quality
Biofuel crop production and nutrient removal
Beef and forage tour
Utilizing high nitrate forages
Early weaning of calves
Alternative feed sources
Measuring forage availability
Large weeds and soybean yield loss
Insect management challenges
The field day is free and open to the public. Lunch is provided and attendees are invited to continue to explore the research plots throughout the day.
"As always, we're here to address producers' problems and needs and provide information they can take home and use," said Randall Smoot, superintendent at Greenley Research Center.
Source: University of Missouri Extension