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U of I Will Host the 2011 Agronomy Day

U of I Will Host the 2011 Agronomy Day

As in the past, the 55th annual event will be at the Urbana farm. The day starts at 7 a.m.

Mark your calendars for an opportunity to discover the latest findings in crop sciences during the 55th annual Agronomy Day at the University of Illinois on August 18.

"Agronomy Day is a great way for farmers, industry leaders, gardeners and the general public to learn about new research in crop science and horticulture at the U of I," says Bob Dunker, superintendent of the U of I South Farms and chairperson for Agronomy Day.

More than 1,000 visitors attend Agronomy Day at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center on the Urbana campus. Researchers will discuss a variety of topics from fungicide resistance to soil fertility.

Agronomy Day begins at 7 a.m. Free one-hour wagon tours depart from the St. Mary's location, making stops at research plots and repeating every half-hour until noon. Lunch is available for a nominal charge.

The Crop Sciences Research and Education Center is located south of U of I's main Urbana-Champaign campus off of St. Mary's Road on South Wright Street Extended.

More information and registration can be found at http://agronomyday.cropsci.illinois.edu, or by contacting Sandy Osterbur at 217-333-4424 or e-mailing saosterb@illinois.edu.

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