News Release Distributed 06/30/14
ALEXANDRIA, La. – The LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center in Alexandria will host a field day on July 17. Attendees will hear about AgCenter scientists' research on various row crops and management of insects, weeds and diseases.
Registration and refreshments will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the State Evacuation Shelter at the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center. Field tours will follow from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Chris Coreil, an agronomist with the National Resources Conservation Service, will make a presentation outside the shelter at 10:50 a.m. The indoor program will begin at 11:15 a.m. and conclude with lunch at noon.
Daniel Stephenson, AgCenter weed scientist, said field tour topics include:
— Corn and cotton varieties
— Corn and cotton insects
— Grain sorghum agronomy research
— Interpreting soils of the Red River alluvial region
— Weed management programs
— Current issues in field crops disease management
— Optimizing yields in soybeans
— Insect pest management
The indoor session will feature a presentation on feral hogs in Louisiana and an AgCenter update from Bill Richardson, LSU vice president for agriculture.
The Dean Lee Research and Extension Center is located near LSU-Alexandria off U.S. Highway 71 south of Alexandria. For more information, contact Stephenson at 318-473-6520 or DStephenson@agcenter.lsu.edu.