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Published 23 Aug 2004

Purdue Agronomy Field Day, 14 Sept.

R.L. (Bob) Nielsen
Agronomy Dept., Purdue Univ.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
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he 2004 Purdue Agronomy Field Day will be held TUESDAY, September 14 at the Purdue Agronomy Center for Research and Education. Tours will focus on a) genetic technologies for corn insect & weed management, b) crop variety testing and on-farm research, c) grain quality assurance programs, d) yield monitor calibration techniques, and e) auto-steer technologies & high accuracy GPS systems.

Field day registration (free) will begin at 8:00 a.m. The first round of tours will be offered at 8:30 a.m. Check out the tour schedule ( for specific tour departure times.

A new twist to this year's field day will be the inauguration of the "Kitchen Sink" yield/profit plots. Field day attendees will have the opportunity to evaluate comparisons of corn production practices in side-by-side large plots (12 rows by length of field) and cast their ballots for which will a) yield the most and/or b) be most profitable.

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