The 2012 Orr Center Field Day, presented by the University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences, will be held Tuesday, July 17, at the Orr Center, which is located on 4 miles west of the junction of Illinois Routes 104 and 107 on Route 104.
Tours will start at 9 a.m. with the second and third groups leaving the headquarters at around 9:20 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. The tour will take approximately 2 hours and will be followed by lunch provided by U of I Extension.
The following extension experts will speak about current conditions and management challenges in crop production and protection.
- Emerson Nafziger: What does it take to get high soybean yields?
- Fabián Fernández: Nutrient concentration and removal in harvested corn/soybean seed
- Angie Peltier: Foliar disease in corn
- Aaron Hager: Weed management challenges
- Mike Gray: Rootworm damage to Bt corn: Expectations for 2012 and beyond
For more information call Mike Vose at 217-236-4911 or email him at email@example.com .
Brownstown Agronomy Day
The Brownstown Agronomy Research Center will host its summer Agronomy Day on Thursday, July 26. University of Illinois extension educator Robert Bellm invites the public to join extension specialists and researchers as they address issues pertinent to the current growing season. The program starts at 8:30 a.m. and finishes with lunch at 11:30 a.m. The event is open at no charge to all who wish to attend.
Weather permitting, presentations will take place in the research plots. Shaded tour wagons will take participants to each stop. These topics will be addressed:
- Emerson Nafziger: What does it take to produce high soybean yields?
- Steve Ebelhar: Optimizing corn planting rates and nitrogen rates
- Angie Peltier: Corn foliar disease identification and management
- Fabian Fernandez: Nutrient removal by corn and soybean
- Dennis Bowman: Climate change impacts on crop production and management
The 208-acre Brownstown Agronomy Research Center has been conducting crop research since 1936. It is dedicated primarily to corn, soybean, and wheat studies on the claypan soils of southern Illinois. More than 30 research and demonstration projects are conducted at the center every year. Visitors are always welcome.
The research center is located south of Brownstown on IL Route 185, approximately 4 miles east of the IL Route 40/185 junction.