Orr Agricultural Center Field Day to be held July 16
July 9, 2013
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URBANA, Ill. - The 2013 Orr Center Field Day presented by the University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences will be held on Tuesday, July 16, at the Orr Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center in Perry, Ill.

Tours will start at 9 a.m., with the second and third groups leaving the headquarters around 9:20 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. The tours will last about two hours and will be followed by lunch provided by U of I Extension.

“For nearly 35 years, the Orr Research and Education Center has been a place where research raises questions and provides answers for crop producers in western Illinois. This is a great opportunity to hear what’s going on and to interact with researchers and other producers,” said U of I crop sciences professor Emerson Nafziger.

U of I experts will speak on current conditions and management challenges in crop production and protection. Topics to be covered include:

  • Can Crop Rotation and Tillage Help Stabilize Yields? - Emerson Nafziger
  • Goss’s Wilt of Corn - Carl Bradley    
  • Cover Crops: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Robert Bellm      
  • 2013 Weed Control Challenges - Doug Maxwell      
  • Western Corn Rootworm Resistance to Bt: A Growing Threat? - Mike Gray          

The center is located on Route 104 four miles west of the junction of Illinois Routes 104 and 107.

For more information, contact Mike Vose at 217 236-4911 or mvose@illinois.edu.