The 2013 Brownstown Agronomy Research Center Field Day, presented by the University Of Illinois Department Of Crop Sciences, will be held on Thursday, July 25. Extension researchers and specialists will address issues pertinent to the current growing season. Tours will start at 8 a.m., with the second and third groups leaving the headquarters around 8:20 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. The tours will last about two and a half hours and will be followed by lunch provided by U of I Extension.
Shaded tour wagons will take participants to each stop. These topics will be addressed:
- Nitrogen Sensors & Variable-rate N Applications – Dennis Bowman
- Wheat Disease I.D. & Management – Dr. Carl Bradley
- Emerging Developments in Weed Management – Doug Maxwell
- Crop Rotation: Another Risk Management Tool – Dr. Emerson Nafziger
- Agronomic and Environmental Assessment of Cover Crops – Dr. Angie Peltier
The 208-acre Brownstown Agronomy Research Center has been conducting crop research on the claypan soils of southern Illinois since 1937. More than 30 research and demonstration projects are conducted at the Center every year. Visitors are always welcome.
The research center is located south of Brownstown on IL Route 185, approximately 4 miles east of the IL Route 40 / 185 junction.