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U of I Has Two Research Tours Planned

U of I Has Two Research Tours Planned

The Monmouth tour will be July 20. Brownstown will host a field day on July 28.

In July, the University of Illinois has research field days planned at the Monmouth and Brownstown research facilities.

The 30th annual field day at the University of Illinois's Northwest Research Center in Monmouth will take place on Wednesday, July 20. Tour speakers will begin at 8 a.m., with the last tour departing at 9 a.m. Each tour takes about two hours to complete.

As part of the tour, Emerson Nafziger from the U of I Department of Crop Sciences will address the issue of tillage in corn production. Carl Bradley of the U of I Department of Crop Sciences will discuss how to avoid developing resistance to foliar fungicides in corn and soybeans. Brian Diers of the U of I Department of Crop Sciences will present results from his comparisons of old and new soybean varieties to answer the question, "Have improvements been made?"

Dave Voegtlin, retired entomologist at the Illinois Natural History Survey will present "The changing biology of the soybean aphid, resistant lines and seed treatments."

For further information, contact the NWRC at 321 210th Avenue, Monmouth, IL 61462, call 309-734-7459, or email or

Brownstown tour

The 2011 Brownstown Agronomy Research Center Field Day is scheduled for July 28.

"Every cropping season presents unique challenges, and 2011 is no exception," says U of I Extension educator Robert Bellm. "Crop production research conducted at centers such as Brownstown is locally relevant to growers. The research represents the unique soil types and growing conditions in the area."

This year's field day will consist of a five-stop field tour. The tours will begin at 9 a.m., with the last tour departing at 9:20 a.m.

Nutrient management topics include "Do Insecticide Seed Treatments and Foliar Fungicides Affect Corn Response to Nitrogen?" by Steve Ebelhar, U of I research specialist. In addition, Fabian Fernandez, U of I Extension specialist in soil fertility, will inform producers about soil testing variability.

Pest management will be discussed in "An introduction to Palmer amaranth, a pigweed that concerns producers," by U of I Extension weed specialist Aaron Hager. Also, "Fungicide Resistance: Coming Soon to a Field near You?" will be presented by Carl Bradley, U of I Extension specialist in plant pathology.

Producers will also discover soil and water management tips from Emerson Nafziger, U of I Extension agronomist, who will discuss how much tillage corn really needs.

For more information and to download the tour schedule, visit

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