Issue No. 14, Article 1/June 29, 2007
Agronomy Day 2007--Growing Our Future
The annual University of Illinois Agronomy Day will be held at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center ("South Farms") on Thursday, August 16, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This year's theme is "Growing Our Future," with topics focused on bioenergy, continuous corn, foliar fungicides, insect control, weed management, and management of soybean cyst nematodes. Walking tours among the various stops begin every half hour between 7:00 a.m. and noon. The noon program on bioenergy in Illinois will be presented by Dr. Hans Blaschek, director of the Center for Advanced Bioenergy Research at the University of Illinois. A full schedule of topics is posted at www.cropsci.uiuc.edu/agronomyday (click "Field Tour Presentations") and will be updated if there are changes.
Supplementing the typical lineup of cutting-edge research topics presented by University of Illinois experts will be educational and informational displays in the orange-and-blue main tent, a "latest in farm equipment" display, an antique equipment display (provided by the I and I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club), and many opportunities to interact with peers and specialists. So mark the date on your calendar and plan to attend the main summer attraction for agricultural research and education in Illinois. For more information, visit the Web site or call 217-333-4256. We hope to see you on August 16!--Kevin Steffey