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Mark Your Calendars Now for the 2001 University of Illinois Agronomy Day--August 23

May 18, 2001
On August 23, 2001, the 45th Annual Agronomy Day will be held at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center (South Farm) beginning at 7 a.m. Tours begin every 30 minutes between 7 a.m. and 12 noon as groups are available. Please come early if you would like to take each of the four tours. The theme for this year's program is Agriculture Is for Everyone. This program serves as an annual showcase for faculty to discuss their latest research findings with clientele throughout Illinois and also from neighboring states. The Department of Crop Sciences, in cooperation with some other units on campus, will feature four separate tours, with approximately five speakers at each tour. Also, plan to spend some time walking through the large orange and blue tent, where you will be able to view many educational exhibits. Presenters will be available to answer questions about the displays. For just $5.00, you can purchase a lunch ticket at the registration table in the tent. I hope you'll join us this year for what should be an informative excursion to the field. If you have any additional questions about Agronomy Day, please call Sharon Conatser, Department of Crop Sciences, at (217)333-4424. You also can check the latest updates on the web (http://www.cropsci.uiuc.edu/agronomyday). Topics to be featured at this year's program include the following:

Tour A

· Breeding Soybeans for Resistance to SDS

· Diplodia Ear Rot: An Old Disease Reborn

· Western Corn Rootworm: Rotated Corn Remains at Risk

· Soybean Aphids: A Perennial Threat?

· Keeping Illinois Vegetables Healthy

Tour B

· Do You Know Where Your Tiles Are?

· Wireless-Controlled Variable-Rate Sprayer

· On-Farm Evaluation of E-Diesel

· Agriculture Infotronic Systems

· Controlling Microbial Pathogens in Runoff and Groundwater

Tour C

· Can Growth Regulator Herbicides Cause Cupped Soybean Leaves?

· Residual Control in Roundup-Ready Crops

· Is Weed Detection Possible from 2000 Feet?

· The Dark World of Waterhemp

· Does Deep Tillage Pay?

Tour D

· Industrial Hemp: Its Properties and Potential as an Alternate Crop

· StarLink: Fallout from a Shooting Biotech Star

· How Much Nitrogen Does Corn Need?

· A New Nitrogen Soil Test That Works

· Where Does Your N Go?

--Mike Gray

Author: Mike Gray


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