Program Set For Field Day at Monmouth Research Center
July 10, 2008
  • /Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • /Animal Sciences
  • /Crop Sciences
URBANA—Thursday, August 28 has been set as the date for the 2008 Field Day at the University of Illinois' Northwest Research Center (NWRC) at Monmouth. Tours of research plots will begin at 8:00 a.m. The last tour will depart at 9:00 a.m., and each tour will take about two hours to complete.

As part of the tour, Emerson Nafziger from U of I Extension will discuss planting dates and yield prospects for corn. Dawn Refsell from the U of I Department of Crop Sciences will present options for pre-emergence herbicide.

Kevin Steffey from U of I Extension will give updates on the status of the rootworm beetle variant and western bean cutworm in northwestern Illinois. Gary Schnitkey, U of I Extension Specialist in Farm Management, will provide insights on managing for higher input cost for corn and soybeans. Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing, U of I Extension Educator, will talk about "Sorting out the Good from the Bad; Identifying Beneficial Insects in Crops."

There will be 0.5 hours of Certified Crop Advisor credits for professional development, 1.5 hours for integrated pest management, and 0.5 hours for crop management. Refreshments will be served.

The NWRC is located approximately 1 mile north and 4 miles west of the intersection of highways 34 and 67 on the north side of Monmouth.

For further information, contact the NWRC at 321 210th Avenue, Monmouth, IL 61462, (309)734-7459, or e-mail