Issue No. 5, Article 4/May 7, 2010
University of Illinois Weed Science Field Research Tours
We invite you to attend the 2010 University of Illinois Weed Science Field Day on Wednesday, June 30, at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center, located immediately south of the main campus. Coffee and refreshments will be available under the shade trees near the Seed House beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Similar to past years, we will carpool to the fields, where participants can join a guided (but informal) tour format. The tour will provide ample opportunity to look at research plots and interact with weed science faculty, staff, and graduate students. Participants can compare their favorite corn and soybean herbicide programs to other commercial programs and get an early look at some new herbicide active ingredients. The event will conclude around noon with a catered barbeque lunch back at the Seed House.
Cost for the tour is $10, which will help defray expenses of the field tour book, refreshments, and lunch. We will apply for 2 hours of CCA credit in the IPM category.
We are continuing field research work at the DeKalb, Perry, and Brownstown research centers, along with a few on-farm locations. There will be no formal weed science tours at these locations, but most of the weed science plots will be designated during the agronomy day field tours there (check with your local extension office or watch future issues of the Bulletin for dates).
We look forward to visiting with you at the Urbana weed science field day. Please contact us at 217-333-4424 if you have any questions.--Aaron Hager, Doug Maxwell, Lisa Gonzini, and Joshua Kunkel