No. 12 Article 3/June 24, 2011

Brownstown Agronomy Research Center Field Day on July 28

The University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences will host the 2011 Brownstown Agronomy Research Center Field Day on Thursday, July 28, beginning at 9:00 am. A five-stop field tour on shaded wagons will highlight some of the latest agronomic research being conducted.

Every cropping season presents unique challenges, and 2011 is no exception. Crop production studies conducted at research centers such as Brownstown are locally relevant to the growers farming in those areas because they represent the unique soil types and growing conditions of the area.

Topics on this year's field day include these:

The research center is located on IL Route 185 south of Brownstown. The last tour will start no later than 9:20, so be sure to arrive early. A free lunch will be provided after the tour. CCA-CEU credits have been applied for in the following categories: NM, 1.0; IPM, 1.0; SWM, 0.5.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call 618-427-5239. You can download the tour schedule.--Robert C. Bellm, Extension educator, crop systems

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