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Peterson Farms Seed host Groundbreaker Field Day

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Peterson Farms Seed's annual Groundbreaker Field Day will be held Thursday, Sept. 8, with a full line-up of guest speakers, ag displays, information about Plus20 Agronomy club membership and tours of Peterson Farms Seed replicated seed plots and facilities.

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Corn and soybean growers will want to mark the date on their calendars and make plans to attend this event, the largest field day in the upper Midwest.

Highlights include: a corn management clinic focusing on what growers can learn from their corn plant this fall conducted by John McGullicuddy, MC Agronomics, Iowa City, Ia.; a soybean disease clinic focusing on diseases in a stressful year conducted by Karen Corrigan, MC Agronomics, Iowa City, Ia.; a Tiled vs. Untiled comparison, including remarkable photographs of side-by-side fields in the valley; Planter speed and population study results that will give growers some food for thought prior to next spring's planting; Photographs and information including a map detailing this year's movement of resistant weeds in our region; a Corn Earworm Feeding Demonstration, showing live bugs; and exhibits will also include further information about Single-Bag-Solution corn hybrids (no more structured refuge); LibertyLink soybeans; How-To's of Corn Pre-Harvest Evaluations; and Roundup2Yield soybeans.

The event begins at 1 p.m. with tours throughout the plots and to the speaker tents running at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

All regional growers are welcome to attend this event at Peterson Farms Seed. Those traveling on I-94 should take the Mapleton exit and then go 6 miles north and 1 mile east on County Hwy 22. I-29 travelers should exit on the Harwood exit, go 1.5 miles west and then south until the intersection of County Hwy 22 and then travel 6 miles west.

Supper will be served after the tours.

For more information, call 866-481-7333 or to see a map to Peterson Farms Seed, visit www.petersonfarmsseed.com.

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