Issue No. 5, Article 1/May 4, 2012
University of Illinois Weed Science Field Research Tours
We invite you to attend this year's University of Illinois Weed Science Field Day in Urbana on Wednesday, June 20, at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center 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.
We will carpool to the fields for participants to join in a guided, but informal, tour, with 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 tour will conclude around noon with a catered barbeque lunch at the Seed House.
Cost for the tour is $10, which helps defray the cost of the tour book, refreshments, and lunch. We will apply for 2 hours of CCA credit in the IPM category.
We also are continuing field research at the DeKalb, Perry, and Brownstown research centers. They will not host formal weed science tours, but most of the weed science plots will be labeled regarding treatments during the agronomy field tours scheduled at the centers.
On July 24 we will host an on-farm weed science field tour at our research location in northern Douglas County. University speakers will discuss managing herbicide-resistant weed populations, with an emphasis on waterhemp. Additional details will appear in future issues of the Bulletin.
We look forward to visiting with you at the Urbana field day on June 20 and the on-farm tour on July 24. Please contact us at 217-333-4424 if you have any questions.--Aaron Hager, Doug Maxwell, and Lisa Gonzini