THE THIRD annual LSU AgCenter Rapides Parish/Dean Lee Research Station Crop Field Day is slated to start at 3 p.m., Aug. 26, at the Dean Lee Research Station south of Alexandria.

The field day will feature concurrent tours of fields where LSU AgCenter research is being conducted — one focusing on cotton research and another on feed grain studies.

The two groups will reconvene at 6 p.m. for dinner and general presentations by David Boethel, LSU AgCenter vice chancellor for research. John Andries, director of the Louisiana boll weevil eradication program with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, who will give a progress report boll weevil eradication efforts. Donna Morgan with the LSU AgCenter's Master Farmer Program will give an update on the environmental program being developed in the state.

The Dean Lee Research Station is located adjacent to the LSU-Alexandria campus off U.S. Highway 71 south of Alexandria. For more information on the field day, contact Sandy Stewart at 318-473-6522 or sstewart@agcenter.lsu.edu, or Matt Martin at 318-473-6605 or mmartin@agcenter.lsu.edu.