No. 9 Article 2/May 21, 2004

Wheat Twilight Field Day Set for June 23 at Shabbona

A Wheat Twilight Field Day for wheat producers and affiliated agribusiness will be held Wednesday, June 23, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, 14509 University Road, Shabbona. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. There is no registration fee. CEUs for certified crop advisors have been applied for.

An informal, roundtable format will allow producers to ask questions and discuss wheat production and marketing. Jim Quinton, director of the Illinois Wheat Association, will discuss "Wheat Marketing Plans and the Tools for Price Capturing." Dr. Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension crop production specialist, will review wheat management practices recommended for northern Illinois. Fred Kolb, University of Illinois small grains breeder, will report on choosing wheat varieties and managing diseases.

This program is co-sponsored by University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Wheat Association. For more information about the meeting, contact Ellen Phillips, crop systems educator, University of Illinois, (708)352-0109.--Ellen Phillips

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