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Issue No. 15, Article 2/July 13, 2012

July 18 Is Field Day at the University of Illinois Research and Demonstration Center in Monmouth

The Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center will host its 31st annual Field Day on Wednesday, July 18. The first 2-hour tour will leave at 8:00 a.m. and the last at 9:00 a.m. The event is open at no charge to all who wish to attend. Two credit hours of continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisors will be offered, and refreshments will be served.

Join University of Illinois personnel as they present the most current research findings on the following topics:

  • What does it take to get high soybean yields?--Dr. Emerson Nafziger
  • Identification and management of foliar diseases of corn--Dr. Angie Peltier
  • Agricultural tiling for profit and protection--Dr. Richard Cooke
  • Nutrient uptake and removal of new hybrids and varieties--Dr. Fabián Fernández

The Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center is a 320-acre facility, established in 1980 in Warren County. The center is located on the very productive Argiudoll and Haplaquoll soils. Each year about 50 different projects are conducted by up to 12 campus-based project leaders and the center superintendent on areas includng soil chemistry and fertility, soil management, crop production, weed science, entomology, plant pathology, pest management, and environmental quality.

The research center is located 1 mile north and 4 miles west of the intersection of Highways 67 and 34 on the north side of Monmouth; it is on the south side of the road at 321 210th Avenue.

If you have questions, contact Angie Peltier (309-734-5161, apeltier@illinois.edu).

Angie Peltier

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