Come to Champaign, Illinois on July 22nd for the first annual field crop Pest and Pathogen Field Day from 9am-noon. Registration, doughnuts, and coffee will start at 8:30 am. Parking for the event will be available at the Agricultural and Biological Engineering farm on the UIUC South Farm Facility, located at 3603 South Race Street, Urbana, IL, 61802. Click HERE to register.
Join us to walk research plots and learn about insect and disease identification in field crops, current research on field crop entomology, nematode, and plant disease research, and discuss local and regional production issues with entomology and plant pathology experts from the University of Illinois Department of Crop Science.
Examples of some of topics that will be discussed:
Seed treatments for suppressing soil borne diseases of soybean and corn
Lesion nematodes in corn and soybean
Understanding HG types and resistance to soybean cyst nematode
Current research projects of tar spot on corn
Bacterial leaf streak of corn
Red crown rot in soybeans
Fungicides in crop production
Mycorrhizae in crop production
Corn root worm research
Defoliators in field crops
Thrips and Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus
Understanding residual control of insect pests
Cover crops and insects
and much more!
RSVP today- this is a free field day, bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of questions!