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Northern Illinois Small Grains Program June 18th

Posted by Russel Higgins - Wheat

If wheat or oats are currently grown on your farm or you are considering including small grains in future rotations, join University of Illinois specialists at the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center June 18th for the Northern Illinois Small Grains program. A light meal will be provided at the evening program followed by field tours showcasing wheat and oat research at the NIARC. The program is scheduled to start at 5:30 pm.

University of Illinois Professor and small grains breeder Fred Kolb will discuss oat and wheat variety development for northern Illinois. University of Illinois  Professor and Extension Agronomist Emerson Nafziger will discuss the 2015 Illinois wheat crop prospects and management practices, including a look at the commercial variety trial. Wheat diseases, including Fusarium Head Blight, will also be addressed.

The program is being co-sponsored by the Illinois Wheat Association (IWA) and the University of Illinois Extension. Registration is free, and the evening meal is provided by IWA. To help with the meal count, please register in advance by contacting the Illinois Wheat Association office at 309/557-3619309/557-3619 or


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