URBANA, Ill. - The 2015 University of Illinois Weed Science Field Day will be held Wednesday, June 24 at the U of I 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 at 2102 South Wright Street, Champaign, beginning at 8 a.m.
Similar to past years, participants will car pool to the fields where they can join a guided (but informal) tour 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 products that will soon be on the market.
The tour will conclude around noon with a catered lunch at the Seed House.
The cost for the field tour is $10, which includes a field tour book, refreshments, and lunch. Two hours of Certified Crop Advisor credit are available under the integrated pest management category.
Field research work will continue 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 have signs during the agronomy day field tours scheduled for these locations.
Doug Maxwell, long-time manager of the herbicide evaluation program at the University of Illinois, will retire after the end of the 2015 growing season. Aaron Hager, a U of I weed scientist, said Maxwell has been an outstanding manager of this program for many years, and his leadership, vision, and attention to detail will be greatly missed.
For more information, call 217-333-4424.