Field day set for Suffolk

A field day is scheduled Aug. 21 at the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Suffolk, Va.

Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and tours start at 8 a.m. Lunch is provided.

Steve Umberger, director of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, will give the keynote address.

Field tour highlights include new cotton and peanut varieties; food-grade soybeans; insect and disease management; forages for southeast Virginia; use of ultrasound in swine; vegetable and alternative crops; getting the most from cotton pickers and peanut combines.

For more information, contact, Fred Shokes at 757-657-6450, extension 104.

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