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35th annual field day at U of I research center in Monmouth

Published July 6, 2016
Monmouth field

URBANA, Ill. - University of Illinois’s Northwestern Agricultural Research Center and Demonstration Center will host its 35th annual field day beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 15.

“Visitors to the field day can tour the 320-acre research farm and learn about the most current research to manage crops, nitrogen, and weeds,” says U of I Extension Educator Angie Peltier.

U of I speakers and topics at the event will include:

•             Future Herbicide Resistance Traits for Soybean: What are your questions? -  Aaron Hager, Extension Specialist, weed science

•             Are We Meeting the Corn Crop’s Nutrient Needs? -  Emerson Nafziger, Extension Specialist, crop production

•             Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Practices: Every field needs at least one! - Laura Christianson, Extension Specialist, water quality

•             Evaluation of Variable Seeding Depth and Corn Yield - Eric Coronel, Ph.D. candidate

The research and demonstration center, established in 1980, is located one mile north and four miles west of Monmouth at 321 210th Avenue.  Each year, up to 10 project leaders and center personnel conduct more than 30 different projects.

 Continuing education credits are available in crop management, pest management, and nutrient management. Visit the center’s website for more information.

Those who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program can contact Peltier (309- 734-1098; apeltier@illinois.edu).

 

 

News Source:

Angie Peltier, 309-734-1098