Micronutrients in beets topic of field day

LINGLE – The James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center will play host to a mini-field day from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
What micronutrients are needed for sugarbeets and when to ensure maximum yields will be the topic of the day, according to an Extension Service press release. SAREC staff will also provide demonstrations of soil moisture sensors in the fields around the research center.
University of Wyoming Extension irrigation specialist Vivek Sharma will discuss micronutrient applications to sugarbeets. Research has shown micronutrients can help grow bigger roots, increase leaf area and cause earlier canopy closure with an increased sugar percentage and tonnage per acre, said Caleb Carter, UW Extension educator. The project is in collaboration with Agriscience Technologies.
For the soil moisture sensor project, Sharma has installed several different types and will discuss the differences in their operation, maintenance and data interpretation.
There is no cost for the workshop but RSVPs for lunch would be appreciated, said Carter. Call him at (307) 532-2436 to RSVP or with any questions.

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