University of Illinois

No. 12/June 12, 1998

Field Days Planned

Each of the Crop Sciences Research and Education Centers around the state of Illinois has scheduled an event at which current research activities and findings will be presented to the public. We view these as "showcase" events, and encourage everyone in the crop production profession to schedule a day to attend at least one.

The first field day will be held at the Brownstown Center (8 miles east of Vandalia on Illinois 185; 3 miles south and a half-mile west of Brownstown) next Thursday, June 18, starting at 5:00. This event will be a wheat-only tour, with Steve Ebelhar speaking on nitrogen nutrition of wheat, Fred Kolb discussing Fusarium scab resistance, Walker Kirby on diseases and Tilt fungicide application, Allan Morris introducing the Illinois Wheat Association and discussing the upcoming checkoff referendum, and Emerson Nafziger describing the variety trial.

The second Center field day will be on Thursday, August 6 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center. There will be two tours. One on pest management will include management of seedling blights; Bt corn; johnsongrass control; and new developments in corn and soybean herbicides. The crop production tour will include wheat management and variety selection; yield mapping and GPS; resource management equipment; and fate of nitrogen fertilizer.

Details of field days at the other centers will be given closer to the date they will take place. Dates and starting times for the other Center tours are

  • Orr Center (near Perry): Monday, August 24 at 3:30 p.m.

  • Monmouth: Tuesday, August 25 at 8:00 a.m.

  • Urbana: Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 a.m.

  • DeKalb: Wednesday, September 2 at 8:00 a.m.

Emerson Nafziger (, Crop Sciences, (217)333-4424