Greenley Research Center Field Day scheduled for Wednesday August 4 – Memphis Democrat
The Greenley Research Center at the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (CAFNR) will host an in-person field day this year on Wednesday, August 4, at the center in Novelty, Mo. Three tours will be offered, focusing on crops, livestock and integrated pest management.
The country day is free and open to the public. Breakfast will be served from 7:00 a.m., with tours starting at 8:00 a.m. A packed lunch will be provided at noon.
“We are delighted to be hosting our in-person field day again this year,” said Superintendent Donnie Hubble. “We have a large group of speakers lined up. It’s exciting to be able to provide this information to our farmers and producers.
The crop tour will include discussions on updated industrial hemp production, drainage water recycling and the impacts of cover crops on corn and soybeans, discussing yield and economy.
The pest tour will present information on weed management in soybeans and discuss new solutions for soybean cyst nematode (SSC). Kevin Bradley, professor in the Plant Sciences Division, will discuss unconventional weed management tools. The final tour, breeding, will include topics such as strip grazing milo and anaplasmosis differentiation. Zac Erwin, regional livestock specialist from MU Extension, will discuss the yields and economics of forage crops.
“Our research centers play a vital role in CAFNR’s mission by conducting timely and important research – and passing that research on to our farmers and producers,” said Hubble.
The Greenley Research Center is located at 64399 Greenley Place in Novelty. For more information on the field day, call Lynn Bradley at 660-739-4410 or email her at [email protected] For more information on the Greenley Research Center, visit https://greenley.missouri.edu/.