Billed as the nation's largest no-till field day, the 21st annual Milan No-Till Field Day will be held Thurs., July 26, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Milan, Tenn.

“We have packed this event with informational tours and talks targeted at improving any producer's operation,” says Blake Brown, superintendent of the University of Tennessee's Milan Experiment Station. “The day-long event promises to cover a variety of topics important to surviving and thriving in today's agricultural environment.”

Field day activities will run continuously throughout the day with the last tours beginning at 2 p.m.

Scheduled tour subjects include: no-till management of lime and fertilizer; grain storage; beef cattle production; farmstead weed control; no-till wheat, soybeans and corn; no-till cotton; forestry production, management and marketing; and irrigation.

As always, the event will feature a large number of commercial and educational exhibits as well as equipment demonstrations. Visitors to the display area will have the opportunity to view the latest in agricultural equipment and innovations and talk one-on-one with industry representatives. Weather permitting, the equipment demonstration tour will feature farm equipment in operation.

“The Milan Experiment Station has a long-standing commitment to helping farmers contain soil erosion and to finding innovative ways to improve production systems,” Brown says.

“The station is proud to lead the nation in no-till crop technology. The University of Tennessee's ongoing no-till research program has brought worldwide attention to the Milan Experiment Station, which is one of 11 research centers in the statewide Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station system.”

For more information on the 2001 Milan No-Till Field Day, visit the station's Website at http://web.utk.edu/~mlnnotil/ or call 713-686-7362.