No. 7 Article 2/May 12, 2006

Small Grains Program to Be Held June 22

Wheat management and wheat and oat variety selection will be covered in depth at the small grains program at the University of Illinois Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, located near Shabbona, on Thursday, June 22, beginning at 5:30 p.m. U of I oat and wheat breeder Fred Kolb will discuss the varieties available for northern Illinois. U of I Extension crops specialist Emerson Nafziger will address best management practices and current techniques for small grains management. The meeting will include inside sessions plus the opportunity to see the varieties in the variety trial and different management techniques in some of the research trials at the center.

The program is being co-sponsored by the Illinois Wheat Association (IWA) with University of Illinois Extension. IWA board member Dennis Rehn will prepare a grilled pork chop sandwich meal ($3 charge) to start the program. To help with the meal count, please register in advance by contacting the Illinois Wheat Association office (309-557-3662; The U of I Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, located in DeKalb County, is 1 mile east of Shabbona on Route 30, then 5-1/2 miles north on University Road. Two CP continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisers have been approved.--Ellen Phillips

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