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Pontotoc field day planned for July 14
PONTOTOC – Mississippi State University experts will provide information and demonstrations about agronomic research activities on July 14.
MSU’s Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station will host its biennial Research and Demonstration Tour. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the tour will get started at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided, and continuing education credits will be available.
Experts from the MSU Extension Service, the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will present on topics such as drought-tolerant corn hybrids, application technologies for poultry litter as fertilizer in cotton, and soybean soil test recommendations by public and private laboratories. Experts will also discuss sweet potato research on micro-irrigation, weed control, bio-fungicides, and sustainable practices.
“We are encouraging producers to participate in this tour so they can gain the latest research information from experts around the mid-South,” said Mark Shankle, associate research professor at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center. “The event is also a good opportunity for networking and interacting with others in the industry.”
For more information, contact Shankle at (662) 489-4621.
Writer: Karen Templeton