Issue No. 14, Article 1/July 9, 2010
Northern Illinois Agronomy Field Day: Thursday, July 15
The annual Agronomy Field Day at the University of Illinois Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center near Shabbona (in DeKalb County) will be held on Thursday, July 15, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Tours will depart from the farmstead about every 20 minutes until 5:00 and last about 90 minutes. U of I Extension specialists Dr. Emerson Nafziger, Dr. Carl Bradley, Dr. Michael Gray, and Doug Maxwell will present information on "stuff we put on corn"; the past, present, and future of white mold on soybean; the current insect situation; and managing weed herbicide resistance. A pork chop meal will be available at the conclusion of the tour.
This is also an excellent time to look at some of the other research being conducted at the center, including energy crops, crop rotation, planting dates, and weed and disease control. You can reach the center by going 1 mile east of Shabbona on Route 30, then 5½ miles north on University Road. Continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisers will be available.