2008 Field Day

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Photos from 2008 Alternative Crops Field Day

Held July 17, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. at the

Western Illinois University Agriculture Field Laboratory

Another beautiful day for a tour!


Dr. Win Phippen gives the welcome and introduction of the days activities

Ms. Erin Orwig (IIRA) introduces canola research project


Dr. Win Phippen gives tour of alternative crop demonstration plots

Dr. Phippen discusses the breeding history of soybeans, corn and cuphea

Dr. Phippen provides an update on Miscanthus and switch grass research.

Dr. Joel Gruver (WIU) discusses benefits of soil mining and forage radishes

Mike Vincent (University of Illinois) gives an update on tropical corn research project

Dr. Phippen reports on cuphea breeding program

Field day participants look over new milkweed processor

Overview of research plots



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Last revised: October 19, 2012