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NIARC Field Day - July 10th

Posted by Russel Higgins -

Plan to attend the Northern Illinois Research Center Field Day

Got problems? Find the answers at the 2012 Northern Illinois Research Center Field Day. Learn about the latest crop sciences research being conducted on Tuesday, July 10th.

Producers and agricultural industry representatives are invited to attend the morning program. 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. Weather permitting presentations will take place outside at the research plots. The program is open to all who wish to attend.

Field Topics include

  • What does it take to produce high soybean yields – Dr. Emerson Nafziger
  • Update on corn rootworm issues and Bt Performance – Dr. Mike Gray
  • Corn disease identification and management – Dr. Carl Bradley
  • Nutrient removal by corn and soybean – Dr. Fabian Fernandez
  • 2012 weed control challenges – Doug Maxwell, senior researcher

Certified Crop Advisor credits will be provided.

The 160-acre Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, located north of Shabbona, has been conducting crop research since 1948 and is the northernmost research center within the U of I crop sciences system. Annually, more than 45 research and demonstration projects are conducted at the center. 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

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