Agronomy/Soils Field Day scheduled for August 25, 2021

Registration information: Registration is required this year and is free. Register online at: https://go.wisc.edu/a32g16 or call 608-262-0485.

Learn the latest in agronomic research being conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers at the 2021 Agronomy and Soils Field Day hosted by UW-Madison Departments of Agronomy and Soil Science in collaboration with the Arlington Agricultural Research Station on Aug. 25, 2021.

The field day has a new format that consists of a tour with two speakers at each of six stops. The tour begins with a shot gun start, meaning participants will be able to attend all 12 presentations that highlight emerging technology, crops, and cropping practices that will improve the sustainability and resilience of our cropping systems.

UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences researchers and Division of Extension specialists will present at the various stops. The field tour begins at 8:30 a.m., topics are:

Stop 1:

  • Cost Effective Soil Moisture and Carbon Monitoring Using Sensor Technology
  • Evaluating Corn N Need Across Wisconsin

Stop 2:

  • Sustainable Intensification Using Cover Crops
  • Mighty Microbes: An Integral Component of Soil Health

Stop 3:

  • Kernza Intermediate Wheatgrass: A New Perennial Grain and Forage Crop for Wisconsin
  • Soil Health, Micronutrients, and Small Grain, Oh My!

Stop 4:

  • Can We Stop Carbon Loss from Soils?
  • Maximum Yield vs. Economic Optimum Yield: How $7 Corn Influences Management?

Stop 5:

  • Integrated Weed Management in Corn and Soybeans
  • Killing Pasture Weeds and Not Harming Clover: Experience with a Soon To Be Registered “Clover-Safe” Herbicide

Stop 6:

  • Using Entomopathic Nematodes for Corn Rootworm Control
  • Research-based Solutions for Disease Prediction in Field Crops

Registration is required this year and is free. Register online at: https://go.wisc.edu/a32g16 or call 608-262-0485.

The field day starts at 8 a.m. with check-in and concludes at 12 p.m. In the event of rain, the field day will be postponed until Thursday, Aug. 26. Registered attendees will be emailed by 7 p.m. on Aug. 24 if the field day is being postponed. 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. Certified Crop Advisors: 3.0 CEU credits requested.

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will make a reasonable effort to provide accommodations for participants with disabilities when notified in advance. Request a disability accommodation by Aug. 15 when registering. Efforts will be made to meet same day requests to the extent possible.

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