Participants to learn about the latest in agricultural research and real-world applications
University of Missouri’s T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center (FD-REEC) invites the public to its annual Field Day on Friday, Aug. 26, where farmers and other individuals have the opportunity for an in-person look at the latest research conducted at the REEC.
“Field Day provides a great way for Missouri’s agricultural producers to talk directly with some of the top researchers in the country,” said FD-REEC Director Aaron Brandt. “We love the opportunity to share our work and know that it will help Missouri farmers improve their own practices.”
This year’s program consists of four field tours that begin at 9 a.m. and is completed with a complimentary lunch starting at noon.
The tours offered include “Rice Agronomy and Insect Management,” “Soybean Breeding and Genetics,” “Cropping Systems and ESA Updates,” and “Weed Control in Cotton and Fungi Research.” Topics will cover flood and off-target dicamba tolerance in soybean, peanut research, cotton tolerance of herbicides, disease monitoring initiatives in row crops, and much more. Speakers will include FD-REEC resident faculty as well as experts from the MU Extension Integrated Pest Management team. For the full schedule, see the Mizzou calendar.
Events will take place at Rone Hall, 102 County Road 308, Portageville, MO.
The Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center was established in 1959 in Portageville, Mo., to provide research and educational programs unique to the Southeast Delta Region of the state and to function as a Center for University programs, educational meetings, workshops, short courses, 4-H training, Future Farmers of America Field Days and Farmer Field Days.
The FD-REEC facilities include 1,119 acres of land at five locations representing the major soil types of the region. Research studies are designed to improve production of crops that are of major importance to the region; namely soybeans, cotton, rice, grain sorghum, wheat, peanuts and possible new crops that could economically benefit the area.