On Tuesday, the Missouri Rice Research & Merchandising Council hosted its first in-person Field Day since the start of the pandemic. Approximately 150 people gathered at the Missouri Rice Research Farm near Glennonville, MO for morning demonstrations, followed by a luncheon with guest speakers Jason Bean, Missouri state senator for the 25th Senatorial District, and Davin Althoff, Director of Marketing & Commodities for Missouri Farm Bureau. Field speakers and topics included:
Water, Irrigation, & Rice - Dr. Michael Aide, Professor, Department of Agriculture, Southeast Missouri State University
Effect of Row Spacing on Furrow-Irrigated Rice - Dr. Justin Calhoun, Soil and Cropping Systems Extension Specialist, University of Missouri Extension
Cultivar Selection, Planting Date, & Other Agronomic Decisions - Dr. Justin Chlapecka, State Rice Extension Specialist, University of Missouri Extension
The importance of insecticide seed treatments, and the future of rice stink bug control - Dr. Chase Floyd, Crop Protection Specialist with University of Missouri Extension, and Dr. Nick Bateman, Entomologist, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
Potential for Brake (Fluridone) in Furrow-Irrigated Rice - Jim Heiser, Senior Research Associate - Weed Science, University of Missouri Extension
The Missouri Rice Council thanks all of the attendees and event sponsors for their support of Field Day.
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