No. 18 Article 2/July 24, 2009

Brownstown Agronomy Research Center Field Day: July 30

The U of I Department of Crop Sciences will host the 2009 Brownstown Agronomy Research Center Field Day on Thursday, July 30, beginning at 9:00 a.m. A five-stop field tour on shaded wagons will highlight some of the latest agronomic research being conducted by the department.

Every cropping season presents unique challenges, and 2009 is no exception. Extremely wet conditions throughout the counties surrounding the research center have resulted in delaying planting and in crops that are far behind normal developmental stages. Crop production research conducted at research centers such as Brownstown is locally relevant to the growers farming in those areas, because it represents the unique soil types and growing conditions of the area.

These topics will be covered this year:

Statewide Soil Fertility Survey: Implications for Management--Dr. Fabián Fernández

New Nitrogen Guidelines for Wheat--Dr. Steve Ebelhar

Have the Weeds Finally Won?--Dr. Aaron Hager

Prospects for Late-Planted Corn: Can We Repeat 2008?--Dr. Emerson Nafziger

Managing Soybean and Corn Diseases with Fungicides--Dr. Carl Bradley

A free lunch will be provided following the tour. CCA-CEU credit in the following categories has been approved: NM, 1; IPM, 1; CM, 0.5. The last tour will start no later than 9:30, so be sure to come early. For more information, or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, call 618-692-9434.--Robert C. Bellm, extension educator, crop systems

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