We invite you to attend the 2015 University of Illinois Weed Science Field Day on Wednesday, June 24th at the University of Illinois Crop Sciences Research and Education Center, located immediately south of the main campus. Coffee and refreshments will be available under the shade trees near the Seed House beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Similar to past years, we will car pool to the fields where participants can join in a guided (but informal) tour format. The tour will provide ample opportunity to look at research plots and interact with weed science faculty, staff, and graduate students. Participants can compare their favorite corn and soybean herbicide programs to other commercial programs and get an early look a few new products that soon will be on the market. The tour will conclude around noon with a catered lunch at the Seed House.
Cost for the Urbana weed science field tour is $10, which will help defray the cost of the field tour book, refreshments and lunch. We will apply for 2 hours of CCA credit under the IPM category.
We are continuing field research work at the Dekalb, Perry and Brownstown research centers. There will not be formal weed science tours at these locations, but most of the weed science plots will be signed during the agronomy day field tours scheduled for these locations.
Mr. Doug Maxwell, long-time manager of the herbicide evaluation program at the University of Illinois, has announced his plans to retire sometime after the end of the 2015 growing season. Doug has been an outstanding manager of this program for many years, and his leadership, vision, and attention to detail will be greatly missed. We plan to refill this position, but realize we cannot replace Doug. We hope you will take the opportunity to visit with Doug and wish him all the best for his retirement.
We look forward to visiting with you at the Urbana weed science field day on June 24th. Please contact us at 217-333-4424 if you have any questions.