The weed science program at the University of Illinois invites all weed management practitioners to our annual weed science field tour on Wednesday, July 10. Please note the tour will begin at our off-campus field location (“The Lost Forty”) which is located on Cottonwood Road (County road 1700 east) approximately one-quarter mile north of County road 1850 North (see map). Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and refreshments (coffee, juice, and doughnuts) will be available. Preregistration is not required, but please let us know in advance if you will be bringing a large group of participants so we can plan accordingly for meals.
Participants are welcome to join in a guided (but informal) tour format or review the plots at your own pace. About mid-morning we will car pool to our research plots at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center (CSREC). 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 at a few new products that soon will be on the market. The tour will conclude around noon with a catered lunch at the CSREC 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. If you have any questions about the weed science field research tour, please feel free to call Charlie Mitsdarfer (217-621-7717) or Aaron Hager (217-333-9646).