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Integrated Pest & Crop Management


Mandy D. Bish
University of Missouri
Plant Science & Technology
(573) 882-9878

In-Person Pest Management Field Day is Back!

Mandy D. Bish
University of Missouri
(573) 882-9878

Published: June 11, 2021

The annual Mizzou Pest Management Field Day is set for Thursday, July 8th at the Bradford Research Center, approximately 8 miles east of Columbia.

Registration will open at 8:00 AM. State extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley will share opening comments at 8:30 AM. The morning will include presentations by university scientists including state extension plant pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette and entomologist Kevin Rice.

Figure 1 Chaff collected from the Seed Terminator (left) and straw chopper (right). Results of the Seed Terminator will be discussed.

Weed science topics will include updates on-combine seed destruction devices and weed electrocution research results; accuracy of weather apps used for pesticide applications; the latest on synthetic auxin herbicide technologies; herbicide resistant weed updates; the use of herbicide-impregnated fertilizers in pastures; cover crops; and more.

Figure 2 Three days after weed electrocution of waterhemp. Results from weed electrocution with the Weed Zapper will be discussed.

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 and soybean. These plots will be clearly labeled and mapped out so that they can be viewed easily.

Registration will open at 8:00 AM. A registration fee of $20.00 will be used to help cover cost associated with lunch and refreshments.

To register call 573-884-7945 or send an e-mail to chismt@missouri.edu by Wednesday, June 30th. For certified crop advisors, CEU credits will be awarded.

Figure 3 Mizzou Weed Science team members collect data on a bareground vs cereal rye comparison study. Effects of cereal rye on weed suppression will be discussed.

The Bradford Research and Extension Center (Figure 3) is located at 4968 Rangeline Road, Columbia, MO 65201.

COVID INFO: As of now, masks and hand sanitizer will be provided (but not required) as per the most current Boone County and University of Missouri policies.

To learn more about Mizzou Weed Science, visit the Web site at www.weedscience.missouri.edu or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube at Mizzou Weed Science.

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REVISED: June 11, 2021