University of Illinois

Come Take Part in Agronomy Day!

August 14, 1998
Don't forget about the 42nd consecutive Agronomy Day, scheduled for August 27. The program will be held at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center (South Farms) on the University of Illinois campus. The theme for this year's event is "Agricultural Information: Seeds for Success." Participants will be able to select those presentations of most interest to them. Four separate tours are planned and include the following topics: Tour A--Seeds for Your Needs, Sclerotinia Stem Rot of Soybeans, Corn Rootworms, Planting Depth in Corn, To Bt or Not to Bt?; Tour B--Fall Strip Till and Cross-Slot Planters, Wheat Scab, Expanding Our Soybean Family Tree, Soybean Cyst Nematode, Do Soybeans Need Nitrogen?; Tour C--Herbicide Resistant Weeds, Weed/Crop Competition, Controlling Problem Weeds, Herbicide Carryover, Smart Sprayer; and Tour D--Soil Compaction, Controlling Feedlot Runoff, Automatic Guidance, A Neural Network to Predict Yield, and Reducing Spray Drift.

In addition to the tours, many displays will be featured beneath the "big top." Tent displays will include AgrAbility and General Farm Safety, Global Soy Forum 99, Off-Campus Graduate Studies in Crop Sciences, Using Benchmarks to Analyze the Financial and Production Efficiency of Your Farm Business, Soybean Cyst Nematode, Crop Sciences Extension on the Internet, Isolation of Chemoprotective Chemicals from Soybean Processing By-Products, the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Plant Clinic, Pesticide Safety Education in Illinois, Solar Power for Remote Locations, and the Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research.

As you can see, we have a diverse program available for you. Plan to join us for coffee bright and early at 7 a.m. After the tours have concluded, a lunch will be served. See you on August 27th!

Author: Mike Gray