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Second NEREC dicamba field day scheduled for Aug. 15

Aug. 11, 2017

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture

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  • Second NEREC field day with dicamba focus set for Aug. 15
  • Three Division of Ag weed scientists set to present

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KEISER, Ark. – The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will be hosting a second field day with a focus on dicamba at the Northeast Research and Extension Center on Tuesday, Aug. 15. 

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DUST STUDY — Grad student Chris Meyer, left, discusses his research on dicamba-impregnated dust on Aug 8, 2017, at a field day at the NE Research and Extension Center. Professor Tom Barber, extension weed scientist, flanks display on right. (U of A System Division of Agriculture photo by Mary Hightower).

The field day begins at 9 a.m. There is no cost to attend. NEREC is located at 1241 W. County Road 780 in Keiser in Mississippi County.

“We will again look at the volatility research comparing formulations, physical drift and volatility in large plot research, as well as the potential for dicamba movement on dust.” said Jason Norsworthy, professor and weed scientist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Norsworthy, and fellow weed scientists Bob Scott and Tom Barber are also on the program.

The first field day, held Aug. 8, attracted more than 150 people.

“We heard from others in the industry who wanted to hear from our researchers and see our plots,” said Mark Cochran, vice president-agriculture for the U of A System. “We want to provide ample opportunity to see and hear what our weed scientists have found in terms of volatility and movement.”

For more information about field day, contact the center at 870-526-2199.

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact the Northeast Research and Extension Center at 870-536-2199 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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