Small Grains Program - U of I Extension

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Small Grains Program

This article was originally published on May 6, 2010 and expired on June 25, 2010. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.

5:30 pm, Thursday, June 24, 2010

University of Illinois Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Shabbona, Illinois

Wheat management, wheat variety selection and oat variety selection will be presented in depth at a Small Grains Program on Thursday, June 24, beginning at 5:30 pm. The program will be held at the University of Illinois Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, located near Shabbona, Illinois. Dr. Fred Kolb, University of Illinois oat and wheat breeder, will discuss varieties that are available for northern Illinois. Dr. Emerson Nafziger, U of I Extension Crops Specialist, will present information on best management practices and current techniques for small grain management. Carl Bradley, U of I Extension Plant Pathologist, will discuss disease management in small grain production. The meeting will include inside sessions and an opportunity to view varieties in the yield trials and research trials focusing on different small grain management techniques at the Center.

The program is co-sponsored by the Illinois Wheat Association and University of Illinois Extension. A grilled pork chop sandwich meal will start the program. There will be a $5.00/person charge for the meal. To assist with the meal count, interested individuals are asked to register in advance by contacting the Illinois Wheat Association office at 309/557-3662, or call the Research Center at 815/824-2029 or email Lyle Paul @

The U of I Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, located in DeKalb County, can be reached by going one mile east of Shabbona on Route 30, then 5½ miles north on University Road. Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers will be available for participants.

Source: Dale Baird, Extension Specialist, Certified Livestock Manager Program,

Pull date: June 25, 2010