The 2012 Agronomy and Horticulture Field Day, presented by the University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences and U of I Extension, will be held on August 2 from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, at Dixon Springs Agricultural Center. The Center is located 354 State Highway 145 near Glendale, 25 miles south of Harrisburg, Ill., and 25 miles north of Paducah, Ky.
Tours will start at 9 a.m. with the final tour leaving at 9:30 a.m. The tour will take approximately 2 and 1/2 hours and CCA CEUs will be available. A free lunch will be provided after the tour.
The following extension experts will speak about current conditions and management challenges in crop production and protection.
High tunnel production in Southern Illinois (Jeff Kindhart)
What does it take to get high soybean yields? (Emerson Nafziger)
Bioenergy crop production and utilization: What’s working? (Gary Letterly)
Nutrient removal in grain and stover (Fabián Fernández)
Corn disease management (Carl Bradley)
The tour will include shaded stops. Antique tractors will also be on display, along with a small-scale gasifier to demonstrate the conversion of feedstock into a combustible gas.
For more information call Dixon Springs at 618-695-2441.
Source: University of Illinois