Louisiana Cotton, Grains: Best Management Practices Field Day, Newellton, July 12

    The LSU AgCenter will hold a field day July 12 to highlight research on best management practices for cotton and grain crops.

    The event will be at Somerset Plantation in Tensas Parish, which serves as one of two model farms where scientists are testing practices aimed at improving sustainability. The work is funded by a $1.4 million grant from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation.

    Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by opening comments at 9 a.m. from several officials with the AgCenter, Taylor Foundation and government agencies.

    Field tours will give attendees a chance to learn more about the following topics:

    • Water quality and management.
    • Soil moisture sensors.
    • Nutrient-rich strips.
    • Sensors for nitrogen management and yield prediction.
    • Variable seeding and nitrogen rates.
    • Harvest weed seed control.
    • Soil health.
    • Soybeans.

    Lunch will be provided at noon. During the meal, speakers will provide updates from the Louisiana Master Farmer Program and industry groups.

    Contact Lisa Fultz at LFultz@agcenter.lsu.edu or James Hendrix at JHendrix@agcenter.lsu.edu for additional information on the field day. To read more about the model farm initiative, go here.




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