The third annual LSU AgCenter Rapides Parish/Dean Lee Research Station Field Day is set for Aug. 26 at the Dean Lee Research Station south of Alexandria, La.

The field day will feature two different tours of fields where LSU AgCenter research is being conducted — one focusing on cotton research and the other on feed grain studies. In addition, the cotton defoliation and soybean variety studies will be presented for both tour groups.

Other research to be discussed includes studies on cotton plant populations, use of growth regulators, cotton varieties, late-season cotton insect management, weed control, double-cropping wheat and soybeans, aflatoxin in corn, breeding of hard-seeded soybean and the soybean verification program.

The Dean Lee Research Station is located adjacent to LSU-Alexandria off U.S. Highway 71 south of Alexandria.

For more information contact Sandy Stewart at 318-473-6522, 318-308-6525 or sstewart@agcenter.lsu.edu or LSU AgCenter county agent Matt Martin at 318-473-6605 or mmartin@agcenter.lsu.edu.