2007 Field Day

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Photos from 2007 Alternative Crops Field Day

Held July 19, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. at the

Western Illinois University Agriculture Field Laboratory

Another beautiful day for a tour!


Welcome from College of Business and Technology Dean - Dr. Tom Erekson

Mr. Iutzi provides tour of the alternative crops demonstration plot

Dr. Terry Isbell (USDA-Peoria) explains Lesquerella production

Dr. Phippen discusses the breeding history of soybeans

Dr. Phippen reports on cuphea breeding program for increased lauric acid

Update on nyjer birdseed variety development in Illinois

Frank Dohleman (University of Illinois) provides an update on Miscanthus research and the new Energy Biosciences Institute

Field day participants look over Milkweed Harvester

Andrew Heggenstaller (Iowa State University) discusses choosing crops for future cellulosic ethanol markets

Dr. Phippen discusses weed control methods in Common Milkweed production fields



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Last revised: October 19, 2012