Milan No-Till Field Day Announces Event Program for 2024

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Fifteen Tours Will Cover Essential Agricultural Topics

MILAN, Tenn. – The program for the 33rd Milan No-Till Field Day has been announced, with topics such as pesticide restrictions, herbicide-resistant weeds and climate-smart agriculture headlining this year’s event. Hosted on Thursday, July 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan, attendees will be able to attend fifteen different tours discussing no-till farming.

Each tour will be led by up to seven speakers from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and other organizations across the Mid-South. Topics will include:

  • No-Till Corn Production
  • No-Till Cotton Production
  • No-Till Soybean Production
  • Update on Pesticide Labels and History of the Endangered Species Act (ESA); Georgia’s Work on Pesticide Use Limitation Areas for Endangered Species
  • Herbicide-Resistant Weed Management
  • Impacts of ThryvOn Technology on Economically Important Insects in Cotton
  • Crop Water Management
  • Cover Crops
  • Cover Crops: Current and Future Trends?
  • Climate-Smart Agriculture and Soil Health
  • Hemp Production
  • Ag Water Treatment: Navigating the Produce Safety Rule
  • The Ongoing Transformation of UT AgResearch Centers Through American Rescue Plan Funding
  • Soil Fertility Management
  • Soil Borne Soybean Diseases

“While the fundamental components of no-till have remained the same, new challenges do arise,” says Blake Brown, director of the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. “Our highly anticipated field day provides research-based information to help farmers succeed in this ever-changing industry.”

Milan No-Till Field Day first began in 1981 as a way to teach producers about the benefits of no-till farming over traditional tillage. Today, the biennial event continues to attract thousands of people from across the nation interested in improving soil conservation and agricultural production. Certified Crop Adviser and pesticide recertification points will be offered to attendees.

The AgResearch and Education Center at Milan is located at 3A Ledbetter Gate Road in Milan, Tennessee. Sponsorships and exhibitor spots are currently being offered. Contact LesLee Smelser at 731-686-7362 for more information.

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is comprised of the Herbert College of Agriculture, UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. Through its land-grant mission of teaching, research and outreach, the Institute touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. to Tennesseans and beyond.

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