Central Arizona Farmer Field Day

Oct 18 2013 - 7:30am - 1:00pm

The 3rdannual Central Arizona Field Day will be held Oct. 18, 2013 in Maricopa, Ariz. at the Maricopa Agricultural Center (MAC).

The event will begin with a field tour showcasing trials conducted by Peter Ellsworth and Ayman Mostafa of the University of Arizona on the management of lygus bugs, stink bugs, whiteflies, and mites in cotton.

Phillip Roberts, Extension entomologist with the University of Georgia, will discuss stink bug management in cotton and other crops.

Bill McCloskey will discuss crop rotation and Palmer amaranth weed management.

The UA’s Jeff Silvertooth will provide an update on Cooperative Extension.

During the last couple of years the agricultural community in central Arizona has had many opportunities and challenges dealing with the task of producing food and fiber.

The confirmation of Palmer Amaranth resistance to glyphosate in some parts of the region requires the adoption of different management approaches to avoid widespread economic problems.

Brown stink bugs became a significant pest of cotton during the last and current seasons. The bugs appear to be a potential pest of significance. New chemicals are registered for Arizona that can strengthen the arsenal of tools to combat many serious pests

Maricopa Agriculture Center, 37860 W. Smith-Enke Road in Maricopa.
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