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University of Illinois Extension serving Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph and Williamson Counties

Jackson County
402 Ava Rd.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: 618-687-1727
FAX: 618-687-1612
Email: uie-fjprw@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Franklin County
1212 Route 14 West
Benton, IL 62812
Phone: 618-439-3178
FAX: 618-439-2953
Hours: M–F, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Perry County
3764 State Rte 13/127
Room 110
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Phone: 618-357-2126
FAX: 618-357-3934
Hours: Mon - Wed, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1pm)

Randolph County
313 West Belmont Street
Sparta, IL 62286
Phone: 618-443-4364
FAX: 618-443-1922
Hours: M–Th, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Williamson County
101-B East DeYoung
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618-993-3304
FAX: 618-997-1542
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1pm)

Upcoming Events

2014 Ewing Demonstration Center Fall Field Day

September 11, 2014 (9:00 AM )

Ewing Demonstration Center
16132 N Ewing Rd.
Ewing, IL 62836 (Franklin County)

The University of Illinois Extension will host its annual Ewing Demonstration Center Fall Field Day on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9 a.m.  The Ewing Demonstration Center at is located at 16132 N. Ewing Rd; Ewing IL 62836, on the north edge of the village of Ewing, north of the Ewing Grade School on north Ewing Road.  Watch for signs.

The ongoing research plots this year consist of a soybean cover crops, LibertyLink soybean variety trial, insecticide/fungicide trial on soybeans, corn population study, drought tolerant corn hybrid evaluation, and new this year a pumpkin variety trial.

The topics to be discussed at Field Day include:

Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) and Vomitoxin Management in Wheat

      Carl Bradley, Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology, University of Illinois Extension

Sky High Crop Scouting; Unmanned Aerial Drones

      Dennis Bowman, Extension Educator, University of Illinois Extension

Alternative Forages and Harvesting Methods

      Teresa Steckler, Extension Educator, Commercial Ag, University of Illinois Extension

Palmer Amaranth: Coming (Soon) to a Field Near You

      Robert Bellm, Extension Educator, Commercial Ag, University of Illinois Extenssion

Cover Crops and Weed Management

      Nathan Johanning, Extension Educator, Small Farms Local Foods, University of Illinois Extension

Refreshments will be provided by Franklin County Farm Bureau.

The field day is free and open to anyone interested.  A light lunch will be provided and registration is recommended by September 8, 2014 for an accurate meal count.

For additional information or to register, contact Marc Lamczyk at University of Illinois Extension Office in Franklin County at 618-439-3178 or lamczyk@illinois.edu.