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Program set for field day at U of I's Monmouth Research Center

Published June 25, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, has been set as the date for the 31st annual Field Day at the University of Illinois's Northwest Research Center (NWRC) at Monmouth, and the program has been finalized. The first tour will leave at 8 a.m., and the last tour will depart at 9 a.m. Each tour will take about two hours to complete.

As part of the tour, Emerson Nafziger, agronomist from U of I Crop Sciences, will discuss what it takes to get high soybean yields. Angie Peltier, plant pathologist from U of I Extension, will speak about identifying and managing foliar diseases of corn. Richard Cooke, soil and water engineer from the U of I Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, will present information on agricultural tiling for profit and protection. Fabián Fernandez, soil scientist from the U of I Department of Crop Sciences, plans to address residue removal with his presentation, "Nutrient Uptake and Removal of New Hybrids and Varieties."

Two credit hours of continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisors will be offered. Refreshments will be served.

The NWRC is located approximately 1 mile north and 4 miles west of the intersection of highways 34 and 67 on the north side of Monmouth.

For further information, contact Marty Johnson at the NWRC at 321 210th Avenue, Monmouth, IL 61462, 309-734-7459, or Angie Peltier at the Warren County Extension Office at 1000 N. Main St, Monmouth, IL 61462, 309-734-5161,