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Weed science field research tour announced
June 20, 2016
Source: Aaron Hager, firstname.lastname@example.org, (217) 333-4424
News writer: Lauren Quinn, email@example.com, (217) 300-2435
URBANA, Ill. – Farmers with questions about weed management will find answers at this year’s annual weed science field research tour, hosted by the University of Illinois. The tour will be held Wednesday, June 29, at the U of I Crop Sciences Research and Education Center, located immediately south of the main Urbana campus at 2008 Wright St. Extended.
“Similar to past years, we will carpool to the fields where participants can join in a guided, but informal, tour. The tour will provide ample opportunity to look at research plots and interact with weed science faculty, staff, and graduate students,” says U of I weed scientist Aaron Hager.
Participants can compare their favorite corn and soybean herbicide programs to other commercial programs and get an early look at a few new products that soon will be on the market.
Coffee and refreshments will be available under the shade trees near the seed house beginning at 8 a.m. A catered lunch will follow the tour at noon. Cost is $10, which covers the field tour book, refreshments, and lunch.
Please call Aaron Hager at 217-333-9646 with any questions.
Local Contact: Gary Letterly, Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship, firstname.lastname@example.org