UACES Facebook Dicamba, Crawford top Aug. 8 field day at NE Research & Extension Center

Dicamba tops Aug. 8 field day at NE Research & Extension Center

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
July 27, 2017

Fast facts:

  • NE Research and Extension Center to host Aug. 8 field day
  • Div of Ag weed scientists to discuss dicamba, other technologies
  • For more info: 870-526-2199

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Newsrooms: Due to a scheduling conflict, Rep. Crawford will not be attending

 

KEISER, Ark. – University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture weed scientists will be tackling one of the most heated issues in Arkansas agriculture – dicamba – at the Aug. 8 field day at the Northeast Research and Extension Center.

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CUPPED LEAVES — Soybeans showing the cupped leaves which are a symptom of dicamba injury. File photo. (U of A System Division of Agriculture) .

“With dicamba driving such interest and passion in Arkansas, the Mid-South and elsewhere in the U.S., this may be one of the most important field days we hold this year,” said Mark Cochran, vice president-agriculture for the University of Arkansas System. “Our weed scientists are keen to help growers understand the issues underlying the controversy over weed management tools of this chemistry.”

In addition to the weed management aspects, Jarrod Hardke, extension rice agronomist for the Division of Agriculture, will be covering alternative irrigation management in rice – discussing alternate wetting and drying and row rice.

The field day opens at 8 a.m. with sign-in, with field tours run 8:30-11 a.m.

 The agenda:

  • Understanding primary and secondary movement of dicamba – Jason Norsworthy, professor, weed scientist with the U of A System Division of Agriculture
  • Understanding differences between dicamba formulations – Tom Barber, professor - extension weed scientist, U of A System Division of Agriculture
  • Weed control programs in future triple stack (dicamba, Liberty, Roundup) soybeans – Bob Scott, professor, extension weed scientist, U of A System Division of Agriculture
  • Alternative irrigation management in rice (alternate wetting and drying, row rice) – Jarrod Hardke, associate professor, extension rice agronomist, U of A System Division of Agriculture.

11 a.m. – Speaker TBA

11:30 a.m. – Lunch provided.

Pre-event registration is suggested for lunch head count. For more information about the field day, contact the Northeast Research and Extension Center at 870-526-2199. The station is located at 1241 W. County Road 780 in Keiser.  

 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 offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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

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