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Kevin Bradley
University of Missouri
Plant Science & Technology
(573) 882-4039

Save the date! Mizzou Pest Management Field Day set for July 11th

Kevin Bradley
University of Missouri
(573) 882-4039

May 2,2024

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The annual Mizzou Pest Management Field Day will be Thursday July 11th at the Bradford Research and Extension Center, approximately 8 miles east of Columbia, Missouri.

As usual, the morning will include guided wagon tours with stops that include presentations of research results by a variety of university scientists. More specifics and a detailed agenda will be provided in the coming weeks.

State extension plant pathologist Dr. Mandy Bish will give an update on the spread and management of tar spot and southern rust of corn, as well as other pressing disease issues in corn and soybean. Dr. Ivair Valmorbida, new state entomologist, will be discussing insect pest sampling, thresholds, and management in soybean.

people on wagons in front of crop field

Some of the weed management research topics that will be discussed include research results related to the use of drones for spraying and spreading; management of herbicide-resistant waterhemp; new herbicides; new weed management options in pastures; 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 and soybean.

Registration for the field day will be $20.00 to cover cost associated with lunch and refreshments. To register call 573-882-4303 or send an e-mail to Heather Nichols (nicholsh@missouri.edu) by June 30th.

For certified crop advisors, CEU credits will be awarded.

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

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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REVISED: May 2, 2024