University of Illinois

No. 16/July 10, 1998

Field Days

There will be a field day at the Belleville Research Center, operated by Southern Illinois University, on Thursday, July 16, starting at 9:00 a.m. Please contact the Belleville Center at (618)566-4761 for more information.

There will be a field day on Thursday, August 6, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center. A free pancake breakfast will be provided starting at 7:00 a.m. 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 dates 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