CALS and Extension crop specialists hold pest management field day July 6

CALS and UW-Extension plant scientists and pest management specialists will be out in force for Pest Management Field Day on July 6 at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station.

Speakers and topics include:

— Joe Lauer, UW-Extension agronomist, “A Wisconsin Transgene Walkabout”
— Paul Esker, UW-Extension field crops pathologist, “Evaluations of Fungicide Treatments for White Mold in Soybean”
— Dave Hogg, UW-Madison Department of Entomology, “Interactions Between Host Plant Resistance and Biological Control for Soybean aphid”
— Camila Botero, UW-Madison Department of Entomology, “Release of a Soybean Aphid Parasitoid”
— Tim Trower, UW-Madison Department of Agronomy, “Fall Dandelion Control”
— Branden Furseth, UW-Madison Department of Agronomy and Shawn Conley, UW-Extension soybean and small grains specialist, “Evaluating 2010 Soybean Seed Treatment Decisions”
— Marie Schmidt, UW-Madison Department of Agronomy, “Germination Timing of Pasture Weeds”
— Mark Renz, UW-Extension weed scientist, “Switchgrass Establishment: Year Two”

Field tours will depart from the Public Events Facility at 8:30 a.m. and return by noon.  In case of rain, “field tours” will be conducted inside. Lunch is available for $10 per person and will be served after tours return.

The Public Events Facility is located on the Arlington Agricultural Research Station, N695 Hopkins Road. If traveling from the south, exit Interstate 90/94 onto Hwy 51 North. Look for the Arlington Agricultural Research Station sign north of Deforest. Turn left (west) onto Badger Lane.  Travel one mile and turn left (south) onto Hopkins Rd. If traveling from the north, exit Interstate 90/94 onto Hwy 60. Travel east through Arlington and turn south onto Hwy 51. For more detailed driving direction click on