No. 12 Article 2/June 24, 2011

Northwest Research Center Field Day Coming Up on July 20

The 30th annual field day at the University of Illinois Northwest Research Center (NWRC) in Monmouth will take place on Wednesday, July 20. Tour speakers will begin at 8:00 a.m., with the last tour departing at 9:00. Each tour takes about two hours to complete.

Several faculty from the Department of Crop Sciences will make presentations: Emerson Nafziger will address tillage in corn production, Carl Bradley will discuss how to avoid developing resistance to foliar fungicides in corn and soybeans, and Brian Diers will present results from his comparisons of old and new soybean varieties to answer the question, Have improvements been made?

Dave Voegtlin, retired entomologist at the Illinois Natural History Survey, will present "The Changing Biology of the Soybean Aphid, Resistant Lines and Seed Treatments."

CCA credits have been applied for, and refreshments will be served.

The NWRC is located approximately 1 mile north and 4 miles west of the intersection of Highways 34 and 67 on the north side of Monmouth. For more information, call 309-734-7459, or email mljhnsn2@illinois.edu or adee@illinois.edu.--Eric Adee, Extension specialist, plant pathology

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