The 2015 Brownstown Agronomy Research Center Field Day, presented by the University Of Illinois Department Of Crop Sciences, will be held on Wednesday, August 5. Extension researchers and specialists will address issues pertinent to the current growing season. The tour will start at 8 a.m. and will last approximately three hours. It will be followed by lunch provided by U of I Extension. 2.5 hours of Certified Crop Adviser CEUs have been approved.
Shaded tour wagons will take participants to each stop. These topics will be addressed:
- 2015 Cropping Season Challenges – Dr. Emerson Nafziger, U of I
- Weed Management: The Simple Days are Over – Dr. Aaron Hager, U of I
- Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome – Dr. Angie Peltier, U of I
- Update on Statewide Insect Surveys & Potential Implications – Dr. Mike Gray, U of I
- Factors Contributing to a Healthy Soil – Russ Higgins, U of I
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 each 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.