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Hundley Whaley Research Center Field Day Set for Aug. 29


Mike Burden
Senior Information Specialist
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri
Phone: 573-882-5919

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Kelly Nelson, research agronomist at MU’s Greenley Research Center, examines a drainage tile system in northeast Missouri. Nelson will discuss managed drainage and subirrigation at Hundley Whaley’s Field Day.

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Published: Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012

ALBANY, Mo. – Fertility needs following a drought, safely stretching forage supplies and improving soils and boosting yields are a few of the topics farmers can learn about at Hundley Whaley Research Center’s annual Field Day Aug. 29, 2012.

Producers can benefit from more than a dozen presentations to help them address current field conditions and plan for next season. The event will feature three tours from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by a free lunch.
The Center, located in Albany, Mo., is part of a network of MU research centers across Missouri, extending the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’(CAFNR) research to nearly 14,000 acres to meet the regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers and natural resource managers.
Attendees can witness a drainage tile installation by the Missouri Land Improvement Contractors Association (MLICA) followed by a discussion on the values of managed drainage and sub-irrigation. The system will be continuously monitored to report yield data and to share the dos and don’ts of managed drainage in northwest Missouri. Kelly Nelson, research agronomist at Greenley Research Center, will share results from more than 10 years of field trials with managed drainage and subirrigation in northeast Missouri and explain how the practices can improve soils, boost yields and improve water quality. 
Other topics include:
  •  Assessing Fertility Requirements After a Drought
  •  New Seed Treatments in Soybeans
  •  Growing Non-GMO Food-grade Soybeans
  •  Managing Soybeans for Improved Yields
  •  High Amylose Corn in northwest Missouri
Emerging Issues
  •  2012 Weather and What to Expect
  •  Options for Controlling Resistant Weeds
  •  Establishing Cover Crops: Benefits and Options
  •  Input Supply and Availability Costs for 2013
  •  Livestock and Forage Management in Drought Conditions
  •  Biofuel Update: Crop Options for Missouri
“Each year we try to focus tour stops on emerging issues that farmers are facing in their operations,” said Bruce Burdick, research associate and superintendent of the Center. “This year, that means dealing with drought in our forages and fields and its effects in fertility for the next season.”
For more information, contact Bruce Burdick at 660-726-5610 For detailed directions and information visit:
CAFNR is changing the core components of society that impact what we eat, where we live and how we’ll face tomorrow. As the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, we are at the forefront of research and education, working toward global sustainability.