(8/31/12) The UW-Extension alfalfa research plot field day will be held on Thursday, September 13th from 1 – 3 p.m. at David Peasley's farm, two miles north of Black River Falls.
The Midwest Forage Association and UW-Extension have collaborated with farmers to implement 10 study plots across the state to better understand the costs and benefits of the RoundUp ReadyÒ alfalfa establishment system. RoundUp ReadyÒ alfalfa offers many benefits to farmers -weed control application timings are more flexible, potential yield loss from herbicide injuring is eliminated, and glyphosate is currently inexpensive. However it can be difficult to determine if the benefits outweigh the added technology fee costs.
Dr. Mark Renz, UW weed scientist will be present to discuss research results and Dr. Eileen Cullen will discuss the impacts of potato leaf hoppers on alfalfa yield.
Directions to the Peasley Farm, N7271 Hwy 12: Head ~2 miles north of Black River Falls on Hwy 12 toward Merrillan. Look for UW-Extension signs by farm driveway. For more information contact the Jackson County Extension office (715) 284-4257.