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Issue No. 13, Article 1/June 29, 2012

July 10: Agronomy Day at the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

The Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center will host its summer Agronomy Day on Tuesday, July 10. Join University of Illinois Extension specialists and researchers as they address issues pertinent to the current growing season. The program starts at 9:30 a.m. and finishes with a meal at 12:30. The event is open at no charge to all who wish to attend.

Weather permitting, presentations will take place in the research plots. These topics will be addressed:

  • What does it take to produce high soybean yields?--Emerson Nafziger
  • Update on corn rootworm issues and Bt performance--Mike Gray
  • Corn disease identification and management--Carl Bradley
  • Nutrient removal by corn and soybean--Fabián Fernández
  • 2012 weed control challenges--Doug Maxwell

The 160-acre Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, located north of Shabbona, has been conducting crop research since 1948. The northernmost research center of the U of I Department of Crop Sciences, it is dedicated primarily to corn and soybean studies. More than 45 research and demonstration projects are conducted at the center every year. Visitors are always welcome.

The research center is located at 14509 University Road, about 5 miles north of U.S. Route 30 on University Road, which runs just east of Shabbona and a quarter-mile south of Perry Road.

For more information, contact Russ Higgins (815-274-1343; rahiggin@illinois.edu).

Russ Higgins

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