UW–Madison Agronomy/Soils Field Day set for Aug. 31

Learn about the latest University of Wisconsin–Madison crop and soils research at the annual UW Agronomy/Soils Field Day set for Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station. This free event runs from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and features field tours with presentations along the way. Pre-registration is appreciated. Please register by August 17 at or by calling (608) 262-0485.

Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m. Attendees will begin loading onto wagons for field tours at 8:30 a.m. The wagons will make a total of four stops, spending approximately 40 minutes at each. While at each stop, attendees will listen to three to four 10-minute presentations, followed by a Q&A session. The topic areas of the stops are as follows:

Stop 1: Pest management in a changing climate. Presentations will cover plant disease management, insect pests, and weed ecology and management.

Stop 2: Climate-plus agriculture. Presentations will cover soil carbon, nitrogen management in cropping systems, and perennial cover effects on flooding.

Stop 3: Cover crops and soil health. Presentations will cover fighting weeds with cover crops, rye cover crops and nitrogen, national projects on cover crops, and soil health across production systems.

Stop 4: Using technology to drive yield. Presentations will cover data-driven soybean management systems, unmanned aerial system technology in production, and maize kernel characterization methods.

A lunch meal, available for $10 after the field tours and presentations, will be provided by the Wisconsin Association of Professional Agricultural Consultants.

The Arlington Agricultural Research Station is located off Hwy 51 at N695 Hopkins Road near Arlington, Wisconsin. The 2,000-acre station is composed of 12 crop and livestock units and supports almost all disciplines in the UW–Madison College of Agricultural of Life Sciences.

For more information about the event, contact superintendent Mike Bertram at or (608) 846-3761 x102.

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will make a reasonable effort to provide accommodations for participants with disabilities when notified in advance. To request a disability accommodation, please contact superintendent Bertram as early as possible. Efforts will be made to meet same-day requests to the extent possible.

Contact: Shawn Conley,; Mike Bertram,