The Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center will be hosting its summer Agronomy Day on July 10, 2012. Join University of Illinois Extension specialists and researchers as they address issues pertinent to the 2012 growing season. The program starts at 9:30 a.m. and will finish with a meal at 12:30 p.m. It is open to all who wish to attend and there is no admission cost.
Weather permitting, presentations will take place outside in the research plots. Field topics include:
- What does it take to produce high soybean yields? – Emerson Nafziger
- Update on corn rootworm issues and Bt Performance – Mike Gray
- Corn disease identification and management – Carl Bradley
- Nutrient removal by corn and soybean – Fabian Fernandez
- 2012 weed control challenges – Doug Maxwell
The 160-acre Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center located north of Shabbona has been conducting crop research since 1948. It is the northernmost research center within the U of I Crop Sciences department that is dedicated primarily to corn and soybean research. More than 45 research and demonstration projects are conducted at the center every year. Visitors are always welcome.
The research center is located at 14509 University Road, about 5 miles north of U.S. Route 30 on University Road, which runs just east of Shabbona and a quarter mile south of Perry Road.
For more information, contact Russ Higgins at 815-274-1343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.