Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Hancock Field Day

Wednesday, July 15 | 12:30 p.m. @ Hancock Ag Research Station

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Founded in 1916, the Hancock Agricultural Research Station (ARS) is 99 years old!

During that time, the University of Wisconsin-College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (UW-CALS) and their industry partners strengthened Hancock ARS to serve education, research and outreach on a far-reaching basis.

For the first 33 years, Hancock ARS was primarily dedicated to researching the agricultural value of sandy soil while emphasizing the need for soil and water conservation methodology with these soils.

The advent of irrigation caused the UW-CALS departments to increase their research presence at the station, which remained a driving force for the second 33 years.

Today, the Hancock ARS supports substantial research student training and outreach activities of UW-CALS researchers, notably from the Departments of Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Soil Science, Agronomy and Forest and Wildlife Ecology.

Hancock ARS is one of the greatest field laboratories in Wisconsin and is respected as ‘the place’ where technology is tested before it impacts growers’ fields, industry and the environment; especially for Wisconsin’s Central Sands conditions.

This year, UW researchers are involved in more than 90 projects at the Hancock ARS that will decidedly contribute to agriculture development in Wisconsin and beyond. Additionally, these same projects provide great training opportunities for UW undergraduate, graduate students and summer interns.

We invite all people interested in the progress our researchers have achieved and the direction their programs are headed, to attend our Potato Field Day.

We welcome colleagues and friends from other states and countries as well and look forward to the return visit of friends and colleagues from Canada, Germany, Japan and other countries that attended our field day in the past.

This year, you will receive updates on potato research from UW faculty within the various departments of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

These reports will cover potato diseases, insects and nematodes, weed management, potato germplasm, variety selection and development, nitrogen and water use efficiency, use of remote sensing and unmanned vehicles for high throughput in agricultural research and storage profile of new varieties.

This year we have scheduled the WPVGA Spudmobile for additional educational experience. This is a family friendly event and children are welcome.

The Hancock ARS Potato Field Day is partially sponsored by Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) and the WPVGA Associate Division.

Hancock Ag Research Station

3909 County Highway V, Hancock, WI, United States