Corn hybrid and soybean variety performance trials, herbicide field plots, and three educational sessions will highlight this year's annual Agronomy Field Day, which will be held on the Ed Montsma farm near the Highway 151 and County Road. TC intersection. The event will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Educational sessions will be conducted by UW-Madison Extension specialists Vince Davis, Joe Lauer, David Moll and Shawn Conley and local agribusiness representatives Brian Madigan with Agri-Partners and Jeff Laufenberg with Syngenta Crop Protection. Their sessions will include presentations on weed control, nitrogen fertility, corn silage value for 2011, estimating corn yield, soybean trait management, and a commodity price outlook. The first sessions begin at 10:45 a.m. with the final session starting at 1:30 p.m. The event is being co-sponsored by UW Extension and Agri-Partners Co-op.
Corn whole plant moisture testing will also be available at the field day. Samples need to be delivered between 10 a.m. and noon. As always, bring four stalks per field (cut at chopper height) and have the following information readily available: name, city/town, contact information (phone number, e-mail, hybrid planted, hybrid relative maturity, and planting date). It's suggested that samples be cut from inside the field to avoid field border and headland effects.
Corn stalks will be chopped and taken to the forage lab for moisture analysis. We will then contact you with this information as soon as it is received (usually the next day).
Lunch will be available.
The silage dry down program is being sponsored by the Fond du Lac County Forage Council, area agribusinesses, and UW-Extension.
If you have any questions, please call Fond du Lac County Extension Crops and Soils Agent Mike Rankin at 920-929-3171.
Source: Fond du Lac County Extension