Please make sure that this year's Agronomy Day is on your calendar. The 43rd consecutive Agronomy Day is scheduled for August 26 and will be held at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center (South Farms) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The theme for this year's event is "Agriculture for the New Millennium." Participants will be able to choose those presentations of most interest to them. Four separate tours are planned and include the following topics: |
Genes from Wild Soybeans
Virus Diseases in Small Grains
Increasing Antioxidants in Corn Grain
The Chromosomes of the Soybean
Losing by Winning: Competition Among Corn Plants
SCN: Detection and Management
SDS: Can We Manage This Serious Soybean Disease?
Transgenic Crops for Insect Management: Benefits and Pitfalls
Soybean Insect Friends and Foes
Rotation-Resistant Corn Rootworms
Corn Earworm Management in Seed Corn
Phosphorus and the Environment
Ammonium Sulfate: When Should It Be Applied?
Does Herbicide Injury Reduce Soybean Yield?
Weed Management in Herbicide-Resistant Crops
Waterhemp: A Perennial Headache from an Annual Weed
On-Tractor Information Manager
OxyDiesel Fuel for a Cleaner World
Water Table Management
Aerial Infrared Mapping of Field Tile
On-the-Go Soil Nitrate Sensing
In addition to these four tours, many displays will be featured beneath our large blue-and-orange tent. These "big top" displays include Off-Campus Graduate Studies in Crop Sciences, AgRisk, Low-Altitude Aerial Imaging for Precision Farming, Soil Survey Centennial, Drummer Soil, Solar Power, Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research, Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan, Plant Clinic, Using Your Farm Records to Analyze the Financial and Production Efficiency of Your Farm Business, The Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, The "Quick Fiber" Process, Smart Sprayer, Crop Sciences on the World Wide Web, and Farm Safety and AgrAbility.
I hope you'll join us on August 26 and take part in this very diverse program. Plan to join us for coffee bright and early at 7 am. Lunch will be offered for $4.00 and begins at 11:30 am. Our faculty and staff look forward to welcoming you to this annual event!--Mike Gray