MILAN, Tenn. – UT AgResearch will host the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. The event will offer 40 research-based presentations. Sessions will cover best management strategies for no-till crop production, including nutrient enhancement, water use, new technologies in pest control and advancements in plant breeding.
The event is free and open to the public. Gates open at 6 a.m. Presentations and an agricultural industry trade show begin at 7 a.m. The field day will conclude at 2 p.m.
A schedule, a list of presentation topics, and information on pesticide recertification points as well as Certified Crop Advisor CEUs are available at http://milan.tennessee.edu/MNTFD. Individuals are also encouraged to follow the event on social media platforms using the hashtag #MilanNoTill.
Field Day visitors can again take part in a hands-on community service activity titled, Farmers vs. Hunger. Participants will package meals to be distributed at local food banks. At the 2014 Milan No-Till Field Day, volunteers packaged more than 28,000 meals.
“Since our first No-Till Field Day was held 35 years ago, we’ve made considerable gains in reducing environmental impacts,” says Blake Brown, director of the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. “Today we continue to promote sustainable agricultural practices by introducing producers to new technology and more efficient methods.”