NOVELTY, Mo. – With each season, new challenges emerge in Missouri’s fields and pastures. Researchers at the University of Missouri Greenley Research Center will provide up-to-date, scientifically tested field data to help producers address those challenges and maximize their operations at the center’s annual field day, Aug. 7.

The center, located just east of Novelty, Mo., is part of a network of research centers across Missouri, extending the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ (CAFNR) research to nearly 14,000 acres to meet the regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers and natural resource managers.

The Missouri Corn Growers Association will sponsor a free lunch at noon. Field day tours run from 8 a.m. to noon and will feature the following topics:

Crop tour

  • Deep lime and gypsum placement demonstration.
  • Tillage radish for cover and grazing.
  • Managed drainage and water quality.
  • Biofuel crop production and nutrient removal.

Beef and forage tour

  • Utilizing high nitrate forages.
  • Early weaning of calves.
  • Alternative feed sources.
  • Measuring forage availability.

Pest tour

  • Large weeds and soybean yield loss.
  • Insect management challenges.
  • Controlling marestail.

The field day is free and open to the public. Lunch is provided and attendees are invited to continue to explore the research plots throughout the day.

“As always, we’re here to address producers’ problems and needs and provide information they can take home and use,” said Randall Smoot, superintendent at Greenley Research Center.

For more information, contact Randall Smoot at [email protected] or 660-739-4410, or visit the center’s website at

CAFNR is changing the core components of society that impact what we eat, where we live and how we’ll face tomorrow. As the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, we are at the forefront of research and education, working toward global sustainability.

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