The University of Illinois Extension will host the Ewing Demonstration Center Agronomy Field Day on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 9 a.m. Every growing season presents challenges to production, and this year is no exception! We are happy to host this summer field day to share with local growers current, ongoing agronomy research in southern Illinois, including cover crop trials on corn and soybeans, nitrogen management in corn, weed management in soybean, and our continuous no-till field, now in its 49th year of continuous no-till production.
The topics to be discussed at Field Day include:
Managing Nitrogen for Corn & 2017 Growing Season Overview
- Emerson Nafziger, Extension Crop Specialist, University of Illinois
Management Strategies for PPO-resistance
- Karla Gage, Assistant Professor—Weed Science, Southern Illinois University
Southern Rust Management in Corn
- Talon Becker, Extension Educator, University of Illinois
Insect Headlines in 2017
- Kelly Estes, State Survey Coordinator, Illinois Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey Program
Cover Crops: The Good, The Bad, and The Practical
- Nathan Johanning, Extension Educator, University of Illinois
The field day is free and open to anyone interested, and lunch will be provided. Certified Crop Advisor CEUs will also be offered. The Ewing Demonstration Center is about 20 minutes south of Mt. Vernon located at 16132 N. Ewing Rd; Ewing, IL 62836, on the north edge of the village of Ewing, north of the Ewing Grade School on north Ewing Road. Watch for signs. To help us provide adequate lunch and materials, please RSVP to the University of Illinois Extension Office in Franklin County at 618-439-3178 by Monday, July 24. For additional information on the field day, contact Marc Lamczyk at the number above or firstname.lastname@example.org.