July 15th Field Day at University of Illinois’ Research Center in Monmouth

The program is set for the 33rd annual University of Illinois’ Northwestern Agricultural Research Center Field Day. The program will begin at 8 am on Tuesday, July 15th.

Buses will carry members of the public to different stops in the research center where campus-based specialists or Extension personnel will present the results of crop and pest management research and current recommendations.

Topics and speakers will include:

  • Stewardship of dicamba and 2,4-D resistant soybean Mark Bernards—Assistant Professor of Agronomy, Crop Science, and Weed Control, Western Illinois University
  • On-Going Concerns Regarding Corn Rootworm Resistance to Bt Hybrids—Mike Gray— Extension Entomology Specialist, University of Illinois
  • Palmer Amaranth: Coming (Soon) to a Field Near You—Robert Bellm—Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture, University of Illinois
  • Do Soybeans Need Fertilizer N? —Emerson Nafziger—Extension Crop Production Specialist, University of Illinois
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Sky High Scouting—Dennis Bowman—Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture, University of Illinois

The Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center is a 320 acre facility, established in 1980, 1 mile North and 4 miles West of Monmouth at 321 210th Avenue. Each year, more than 50 different projects are conducted by up to 12 campus-based project leaders and the center superintendent.

For more information about continuing education units to be offered visit the Hill and Furrow Blog or the Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center website.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Angie Peltier (309) 734-5161, apeltier@illinois.edu.


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