The 2014 Brownstown Agronomy Research Center Field Day, presented by the University Of Illinois Department Of Crop Sciences, will be held on Wednesday, August 6. Extension researchers and specialists will address issues pertinent to the current growing season. The tour will start at 8 a.m. and will last about two and a half hours. It will be followed by lunch provided by U of I Extension.
Shaded tour wagons will take participants to each stop. These topics will be addressed:
- N Fertilizer for Soybean: Where’s the Yield? – Jake Vossenkemper, U of I
- Tillage is Recreational, Fertilizer is Essential – Dr. Rachel Cook, SIU
- Field Crop Diseases & Fungicide Treatments – Dr. Carl Bradley, U of I
- Corn Nematodes: the Hidden Menace in Your Fields – Dr. Angie Peltier, U of I
- Factors Contributing to a Healthy Soil – Troy Fehrenbacher, NRCS
The 208-acre Brownstown Agronomy Research Center has been conducting crop research on the claypan soils of southern Illinois since 1937. 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.