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Crop production field day


By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

A Crop Production Field day will be held on the Lawler Farm on Wednesday, August 29. The University of Minnesota has conducted agronomic research at this location for 25 years. Come and learn about new and existing research activities in southeast Minnesota. There is no fee to attend this program and it is open to the public.

The Lawler Farm is located at 930 70th Avenue, NE, Eyota MN 55934 five miles east of Rochester. Travel east on County Road 9 (College View Road) about 4.5 miles, turn north on County Road 119 (70th Avenue NE) turn by the Lawler Bottle Gas Plant, the site is 0.2 miles north on your left.

The day begins with registration and refreshments at 9:00 am. Topics begin at 9:30 am with an Overview of Research Conducted at the Site; followed by Corn and Soybean Performance Trials; Enhancing Continuous Corn Production with N, P and S Starter Fertilizers; the morning will conclude with remarks and the speakers will be available to answer questions. The speakers include: Lisa Behnken, Extension Educator, Crops; Fritz Breitenbach, Integrated Pest Management Specialist; Ryan Miller, Extension Educator, Crops; Jeff Vetsch, Asst. Scientist, U of M, Southern Research and Outreach center; and Tom Hoverstad, Scientist, U of M, Southern Research and Outreach Center.

For further information visit the SROC website: http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu

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