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Managing weeds, insects, fertility in corn, cotton, rice, soybeans Rohwer Field Day Agenda on July 18

By Abbi Ross
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Fast Facts:

  • Rohwer field day will be held July 18
  • Four tours will be held during the event
  • Need info? Contact the station: 870-644-3101

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Better ways to manage weeds, soil fertility and learning the latest in variety breeding and testing are part of the wide-ranging agenda at the July 18 Row Crops Field Day at the Rohwer Research Station.  

Rohwer Field Day
BUGGED -- Dr. Nathan Slaton describes research on using polymer coated urea for fertilizing rice during a previous field day at the Rohwer Research Station. (UA System Division of Agriculture photo by Fred Miller)

This event, the first of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station’s row crop field days, will feature a lineup of University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture experts talking about production in corn, cotton, soybeans, and rice.

"Our field day is all about methods to control disease, insect populations, anything that’s pertinent to our agriculture production system,” said Larry Earnest, manager of the Rohwer Research Station. “This is an opportunity for producers to see what our researchers have found in their work.” 

Jean-Francois Meullenet, director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, will be this year’s lunchtime keynote speaker.

There is no cost to attend and registration opens at 7:30 a.m. 

There are four sets of tours, one for cotton and corn; a second for soybeans, a third tour for rice and a fourth tour, which will give a behind-the-scenes peek at the station’s research equipment. 

Tours will leave at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Participants should only select two tours. A free lunch will be catered by Country Catfish Cooking. 

This year’s agenda:

Cotton/Corn tour

  • Another Shift in Cotton Varieties in Arkansas - Fred Bourland, U of A System Division of Agriculture cotton breeder. 
  • Overview of Corn, Grain Sorghum and Soybean Official Variety Trials - John Carlin, director, Arkansas Crop Variety Improvement Program, Division of Agriculture. 
  • A New Approach to Nitrogen Management in Corn - 
  • Trent Roberts, associate professor-soil fertility/soil testing, Division of Agriculture.
  • Overcoming Yield Limitations in Corn - Jason Kelley, extension wheat and feed grains agronomist.

Soybean tour

  • Application Technology and Weed Management. Across Soybean Systems -  Thomas Butts, extension weed scientist, Division of Agriculture. 
  • Soybean Disease Research, Seed, Foliar and Tap Root Decline - John Rupe, professor-plant pathology, Division of Agriculture. 
  • Present and Future of Soybean Breeding at the Division of Agriculture - Marcos Paulo Da Silva, post-doctoral associate, Division of Agriculture.

Rice tour

  • New Tools for Nitrogen Management in Rice: Pre– In– and Post-Season Test - Trent Roberts.
  • Rice Variety Performance on Clay Soils in Arkansas - Jarrod Hardke, extension rice agronomist, Division of Agriculture. 
  • Effects of Spray Volume on Herbicide Efficacy and Implications on Selection for Resistance - Nilda Burgos, professor - Crop, soils and environmental science.

Behind-the-scenes tour

  • Overview of Research Equipment - Guided by Scott Hayes, program associate; and program technicians Linda Martin and Matthew Young, all Division of Agriculture.

Certified Crop Advisors credit will also be available.

For more information, contact the Rohwer Research Station at 870-644-3101.

To learn more about Division of Agriculture research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: Follow us on Twitter at @ArkAgResearchand Instagram at ArkAgResearch.

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 Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

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 station at 870-644-3101as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

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

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