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Summer Field Day June 23 At Marshfield AG Station

Visitors will find a smorgasbord of forage topics awaiting them at the Summer Field Day, Wednesday, June 23 at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Marshfield Agricultural Research Station.

In the morning session John Peters, director of the Marshfield soils and forage lab, will review plant maturity and forage mineral levels. UW-Extension soil scientist Keith Kelling will discuss soil test and alfalfa mineral levels. Extension soil scientist Larry Bundy will explain how to jump-start corn with starter fertilizer, and Extension soil scientist Dick Wolkowski will discuss variable-rate nitrogen applications for corn.

Is central Wisconsin ready for Roundup Ready crops? Extension corn specialist Joe Lauer and Extension soybean specialist Ed Oplinger will share their views in an afternoon session. CALS agronomist Ken Albrecht will review seeding and management tips for Kura clover, and Dan Wiersma of the Marshfield station will describe how to capture red clover”s yield potential through timely cutting.

The field day will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2:15 p.m. The program is free; lunch will be available for a nominal charge. CEU credits will be available for Certified Crop Advisor participants. The Marshfield station is 2 miles east of U.S. Highway 13 (turn on 29th St.). For more information, contact the station at (715) 387-2523.