Field Day demonstration


This collective 200-acre leased farm implements applied research, demonstrates management practices for crop production, and evaluates new and sustainable crop production practices.


  • Weed control on soybeans, corn, grain sorghum and forages
  • Planting rates and dates
  • Comparisons of tillage methods
  • Factors affecting soybean cyst nematodes
  • Seed treatments
  • Fertilizer rates, sources and placement
  • Variety testing
  • Global positioning systems applications
  • Comparisons between cool-season and warm-season grasses


Each year Graves-Chapple Research Center hosts dozens of students for its annual Agriculture Education Field Day. Students from around the area visit the center to learn more about agriculture, Mizzou and future careers connected to agriculture and food production.

Contact Jim Crawford at 660-744-6231 for more information.