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June 17: LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station Pest Management and Crop Production Field Day, Northeast Research Station, LSU AgCenter, 4589 Hwy. 605, St. Joseph, La. Field tours conducted by LSU AgCenter research and extension faculty highlighting pest management and/or agronomic research in corn, rice, cotton, and soybean. 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided following the field tour. For more information, contact Donnie Miller or Bob Hutchinson (318) 766-4607, dmiller@agcenter.lsu.edu or rhutchinson@agcenter.lsu.edu or www.lsuagcenter.com.

June 18: LSU AgCenter’s Red River Research Station field day, Bossier City, La. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 9 a.m. Planned topics for the field tours include: weed control in row crops and pastures; row crop variety trials; early-season insect control in cotton; seed treatments for nematode management in corn and soybeans; dallisgrass and fescue forage production; soybean and southern pea breeding. Field tour speakers will include LSU AgCenter research and Extension personnel. The station is located off U.S. Highway 71, 3 miles south of the Jimmie Davis Bridge, at 262 Research Station Drive. For more information call (318) 741-7430.

June 19: Horticulture Field Day, Southwest Research & Extension, Hope, Ark.

July 14-16: InfoAg 2009 Conference, Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, Springfield, Mo. The event brings together the latest in precision farming, information management and communication technologies. Organized by the International Plant Nutrition Institute and the Foundation for Agronomic Research. For more information, contact Harold Reetz, director of external support, and the Foundation for Agronomic Research, at (217) 762-2074. Further details and program updates can be found at the conference Web site: http://www.infoag.org.

July 16: Agronomic Crops Field Day, Delta Research and Extension Center, Stoneville, Miss. Registration at 8 a.m., program begins at 8:30 a.m. with latest research updates in cotton, corn, soybeans and rice. Lunch will be served. For more info contact Jody Stovall, (662) 686-3216 or jstovall@drec.msstate.edu.

July 16-17: LSU AgCenter Louisiana Natural Resources Symposium, Lod Cook Conference Center and Hotel on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La. Theme of the symposium is “Bioenergy Opportunities for Louisiana.” The 2009 symposium will feature papers from leading international experts from universities and private industry covering issues related to bioenergy. The target audience includes land managers, foresters, land owners, entrepreneurs, researchers and those interested in this emerging opportunity, he added. Registration fees are $125 until July 2 and $150 after that date. Registration for students is available at $25 until July 2 and $30 after. The registration fee includes a copy of the conference proceedings, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks and lunch. The registration brochure and other information are available online at www.lsuagcenter.com/lnrs. Booth space and sponsorships are available for interested companies and associations. The program qualifies for nine hours of continuing logger education credit from the Louisiana Logging Council and 5.5 hours of category 1 and 2.5 hours of category 2 continuing forestry education from the Society of American Foresters. More information is available from according to Todd Shupe of the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center in the LSU AgCenter’s School of Renewable Natural Resources at tshupe@agcenter.lsu.edu or (225) 578-6432.

July 20: Decisions 2009, Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tenn. Five critical factors affecting crop profitability — weather, markets, land values, technology and farm inputs — will be discussed in detail. Speakers include Richard Brock, Brock and Associates, Erin FitzPatrick, Rabobank International, and Randall Pope, The Westchester Group. Call (800) 558-3431 or register at www.brockreport.com. The sessions begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 3:15 p.m. Lunch is included in the registration fee.

July 23-24: Cotton Forum in New York City will feature cotton market update, marketing strategies and tours of Intercontinental Exchange options floor and electronic trading. Market outlook from a panel of cotton experts on Friday, July 24, begins at 7:30 a.m. Central Time. The meeting will be broadcast live on the ICE Web site at http://www.theice.com and by teleconference to the Ag Market Network listening audience. The program will also be carried by KFLP radio, which covers the west Texas area. It’s also available live at http://www.kflp.net, on a 10-second delay. If you’d like to attend the event in person in New York City, call Pat McClatchy at (888) 795-8071 for registration or more information.

July 30: Alternative Biofuel Crops Field Day, Southeast Branch Station, Rohwer, Ark.