U of I Weed Science Field Day is June 26
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May 8, 2013
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URBANA - The 2013 University of Illinois Weed Science Field Day will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 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 a.m.

Similar to past years, a car pool will take participants to the fields where they can join in a guided, informal tour format, said Aaron Hager, associate professor of weed science in the Department of Crop Sciences.

“The tour will provide ample opportunity to look at research plots and interact with weed science faculty, staff, and graduate students,” Hager said. “Participants can compare their favorite corn and soybean herbicide programs to other commercial programs and get an early look at some new herbicide active ingredients.”

The tour will conclude around noon with a catered barbeque lunch at the Seed House.

Cost for the Urbana weed science field tour is $10, which includes the field tour book, refreshments, and lunch. 

The department will be continuing field research work at the DeKalb, Perry, and Brownstown research centers. Although there will not be formal weed science tours at these locations, Hager said most of the weed science plots will be signed during the Agronomy Day field tours scheduled for these locations. He added that the department will also apply for 2 hours of CCA credit under the IPM category.

For further information on the Weed Science Field Day, contact Aaron Hager, Doug Maxwell, Lisa Gonzini, or Brad Stierwalt at 217-333-4424.