No. 7 Article 6/May 20, 2011

University of Illinois Weed Science Field Research Tours

We invite you to attend the University of Illinois Weed Science Field Day on Wednesday, June 29, at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center, located immediately south of the main campus in Urbana. Coffee and refreshments will be available under the shade trees near the Seed House beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Similar to past years, we will carpool to the fields, where participants can join in a guided (but informal) tour. The tour will provide ample opportunity to look at research plots and interact with weed science faculty, staff, and graduate students. Participants can compare their favorite corn and soybean herbicide programs to other commercial programs and get an early look at some new herbicide active ingredients. The tour will conclude around noon with a catered barbeque lunch at the Seed House.

Cost for the tour is $10, which will help defray the cost of the field tour book, refreshments, and lunch. We will apply for 2 hours of CCA credit under the IPM category.

We are continuing field research work at the DeKalb, Perry, and Brownstown research centers, along with a few on-farm locations. There will not be formal weed science tours at these locations, but most of the weed science plots will be signed during agronomy field tours scheduled for these locations. See the list in the first article of this issue of the Bulletin for the dates of agronomy field days at these locations.

We look forward to visiting with you at the Urbana weed science field day. Please contact us at 217-333-4424 if you have any questions.--Aaron Hager, Doug Maxwell, and Lisa Gonzini

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