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Issue No. 12, Article 3/June 24, 2011

Brownstown Agronomy Research Center Field Day on July 28

The University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences will host the 2011 Brownstown Agronomy Research Center Field Day on Thursday, July 28, beginning at 9:00 am. A five-stop field tour on shaded wagons will highlight some of the latest agronomic research being conducted.

Every cropping season presents unique challenges, and 2011 is no exception. Crop production studies conducted at research centers such as Brownstown are locally relevant to the growers farming in those areas because they represent the unique soil types and growing conditions of the area.

Topics on this year's field day include these:

  • Do Insecticide Seed Treatments and Foliar Fungicides Affect Corn Response to Nitrogen? --Steve Ebelhar
  • Soil Testing Variability: Why Does It Occur? Is it a Problem? --Fabian Fernandez
  • Introducing Palmer Amaranth: Another Pigweed of Concern --Aaron Hager
  • How Much Tillage Does Corn Really Need? --Emerson Nafziger
  • Fungicide Resistance: Coming Soon to a Field Near You?--Carl Bradley

The research center is located on IL Route 185 south of Brownstown. The last tour will start no later than 9:20, so be sure to arrive early. A free lunch will be provided after the tour. CCA-CEU credits have been applied for in the following categories: NM, 1.0; IPM, 1.0; SWM, 0.5.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call 618-427-5239. You can download the tour schedule.--Robert C. Bellm, Extension educator, crop systems

Robert Bellm

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