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Still Time to Attend UW Ag Research Station Field Days
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 08/19/2019

There are still several field days remaining on the calendar this summer at the various University of Wisconsin-Madison Agricultural Research Station locations.

The events are designed to share research updates and educational information with agricultural professionals, home gardeners and other interested individuals.

Dates, locations and topics include:

** August 22: UW Organic Vegetable Variety Research Showcase, Verona - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. At this field day, scientists will share the results of vegetable variety trials for organic systems, including tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, sweet corn, beets, peppers, squash and melons. Attendees will be able to tour the station's 10+ acres of certified organic land and participate in a vegetable flavor evaluation.

** August 23-24: All Things Fungi Festival, Woodruff - This festival features a variety of fungi-focused activities and sessions, including beginner-level mushroom identification, fungi collection outings, and much more. Activities begin Friday evening and continue through Saturday.

** August 28: UW Agronomy and Soils Field Day, Arlington - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The morning portion of this field day will feature field plot tours and UW research updates on soil fertility and management; pest management; and grain production systems. The afternoon will focus on industrial hemp, including a tour of the UW industrial hemp research plots, where researcher will share field observations and showcase organic weed management, conventional fertility and variety trial studies focused on fiber and grain production.

** August 29: UW Organic Agriculture Research Field Day, Arlington - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This field day will highlight organic research conducted at UW-Madison, including optimizing equipment and production practices for organic no-till production; interseeding cover crops into corn, soybeans and cereal grains; the impact of organic management on soil microbial communities; and weed management for organic hemp production for grain.

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