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Mizzou Pest Management Field Day Is July 16

COLUMBIA, MO.
   The annual Mizzou Pest Management Field Day will be Thursday July 16th at the Bradford Research and Extension Center, approximately 8 miles east of Columbia, Missouri. 
   Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with opening comments by Dr. Bradley at 8:30. The morning will include guided wagon tours with stops that feature presentations of research results by university-trained scientists. Weed management research topics that will be discussed this year include the effects of soybean seed treatments on early season herbicide injury; Palmer amaranth and information related to the spread of this weed throughout the state; a variety of research results and topics pertaining to the management of resistant waterhemp and horseweed; the impact of different tillage systems on weed seed distribution in the soil; a comparison of herbicide programs for the effective termination of cover crops; the effects of common corn and soybean herbicide programs and their carryover on the successful establishment of fall planted cover crops; more research results and discussion pertaining to the new Enlist and Xtend (2,4-D and dicamba-resistant) soybean traits that will be introduced onto the market in 2016; and many other topics and periodic stops along the guided tour.
   Lunch will be served at noon after which attendees will have the opportunity to view plots that showcase a variety of herbicide treatments and weed management programs for use in corn, soybean, or grain sorghum. These plots will be clearly labeled and mapped out so that they can be viewed easily.
   Registration for the field day will be $10.00 to cover cost associated with lunch and refreshments.
   To register call 573-884-7945 or send an e-mail to chismt@missouri.edu by Thursday, July 9th. 
   For certified crop advisors, 2 CEU credits for this field day are pending.
   The Bradford Research and Extension Center is located at 4968 Rangeline Road, Columbia, MO 65201. To learn more about the largest plant sciences’ research farm in the state of Missouri visit the Web site: Bradford.cafnr.org
   To learn more about Mizzou Weed Science, visit the Web site at www.weedscience.missouri.edu or find us on Facebook and Twitter at Mizzou Weed Science. ∆
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