COLUMBIA, Mo. – The 2013 Crop Injury Diagnostic Clinic, July 23-24 at the MU Bradford Research Center in Columbia, offers topics from soil health to how to pull out stuck farm equipment.

University of Missouri Extension and MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources sponsor the annual two-day clinic on management of crop health and field crop diagnostics, said Tim Reinbott, superintendent of the Bradford Research Center.

In response to statewide interest caused by the 2012 drought and 2013’s historic wet and cool spring, the clinic will cover soil health topics, Reinbott said. There will be a hands-on soil health analysis with an active carbon test.

Another highlight of the event will be a presentation and demonstration on planting into high-residue cover crops, Reinbott said. A Purdue University expert also will discuss the pros and cons of steel, poly and fiber pesticide storage and application tanks.

Other topics include soil, water and nutrient management; crop protection issues; insect identification; and herbicide injury. Presenters will be from the MU, Purdue, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska, USDA and NRCS.

Registration before July 15 is $150 for both days or $75 for one day. Registration includes instruction, reference materials, noon lunches and refreshment breaks. CEU credit has been applied for under the Certified Crop Adviser program.

For additional registration information, contact Thresa Chism at 573-884-7945 or [email protected].

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