Crop update, tour set for July 11 Pontotoc station

From Press Reports


Growers, crop consultants and other agriculture professionals in north Mississippi can learn about the latest crop research and emerging technologies during a July 11 field day in Pontotoc.

Researchers and specialists with Mississippi State University’s Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will host the event at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station at 8320 Highway 15 South.

Topics include weed management and hybrid performance in corn, an overview of the new Enlist and Xtend cropping systems, crop irrigation practices, soil amendments and sweet potato production systems.

Registration is free and begins at 8 a.m. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Lunch is provided and will be served at Seafood Junction. The 4-H ensemble Southern Sounds will perform live during lunch.

For more information, contact Mark Shankle at (662) 489-4621 or