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Graves-Chapple Research Center to Host Field Day August 28

Media contact:

Mike Burden
Senior Information Specialist
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri
Phone: 573-882-5919
Email: BurdenM@missouri.edu

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John Lory, extension associate professor in CAFNR’s Division of Plant Sciences, shows the proper size stalk sample for evaluating nitrogen application at Graves-Chapple Research Center

Credit: University of Missouri

Description: corn stalk

Peter Scharf, nutrient management specialist, discusses nutrient application strategy at Graves-Chapple Research Center.

Credit: University of Missouri

Description: Peter Scharf nutrient mgmt

Published: Monday, July 30, 2012

ROCK PORT, Mo. – From flooding last year to wide-spread drought this season, northwest Missouri producers have faced challenging seasons recently.

University of Missouri researchers and extension faculty will share strategies to weather those challenges and showcase research results to help producers maximize yields, control pests and conserve natural resources at Graves-Chapple Research Center’s annual Field Day August 28. 
Tours begin at 8:30 a.m. and end around 12:15 p.m. Attendees can enjoy free lunch and ice cream following the program.
Nutrient Management Tour
·         Nutrient Deficiencies in Area Fields – Wayne Flanary
·         Fertilizer Carryover after Drought and Managing Next Year’s Costs – Peter Scharf
·         Fertility Issues and Replanting Decisions for Forages Following a Drought -- Rob Kallenbach
Pest Management Tour
·         Spider Mites and Other Insects – Wayne Bailey
·         Why Herbicides Failed This Year and What To Do Differently Next Year – Kevin Bradley
·         Aflatoxin in Corn and Charcoal Rot in Soybeans – Laura Sweets
Crop Management Tour
·         Benefits of Cover Crops – Charlie Ellis & Rich Hoormann
·         Impact of Drought on Corn and Soybean Yields – Bill Wiebold
·         Where Are Markets Going? – Ray Massey
Graves-Chapple Research Center, located three miles north of Corning, Mo., is part of a network of 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.
For more information contact Jim Crawford at 660-744-6231 or  Crawfordj@missouri.edu For detailed directions and information visit: http://aes.missouri.edu/graves/contact.php
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.