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Monmouth Research Center Field Day July 15

Published June 30, 2014
Green field of row crops

URBANA, Ill. – The University of Illinois’s Northwestern Agricultural Research Center will host its 33rd Annual Field Day beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15. Buses will transport visitors to several locations at the research center where specialists will present the results of crop and pest management research and current recommendations.

Topics and speakers will include:

  • Stewardship of dicamba and 2,4-D resistant soybean -  Mark Bernards, Western Illinois University assistant professor of agronomy, crop science, and weed control
  • On-going concerns regarding corn rootworm resistance to Bt hybrids - Mike Gray, U of I Extension entomology specialist
  • Palmer amaranth: Coming (soon) to a field near you - Robert Bellm, U of I Extension educator, commercial agriculture
  • Do soybeans need fertilizer N? - Emerson Nafziger, U of I Extension crop production specialist
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles: Sky-high scouting - Dennis Bowman, U of I Extension educator, commercial agriculture

The Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center is a 320 acre facility, established in 1980, 1 mile north and 4 miles west of Monmouth at 321 210th Avenue. Each year, more than 50 different projects are conducted by up to 12 campus-based project leaders and the center superintendent.

For more information about continuing education units offered at the Field Day visit the Hill and Furrow Blog or the Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center website.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Angie Peltier (309-734-5161, apeltier@illinois.edu.)