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 (www.agry.purdue.edu/FieldDay/tours.html) 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.
More information about the field day can be found at www.agry.purdue.edu/FieldDay/.