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WIU Agronomy Field Day June 27
June 17, 2013
MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture's annual Agronomy Field Day is slated for Thursday, June 27, and will cover such topics as weed management, western corn rootworm management and precision cover cropping.
The event will start at noon with a complimentary lunch and is scheduled to last through 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at the WIU Livestock Center, and the field presentations will take place at the WIU Agricultural Field Laboratory.
This year's keynote speaker is Matt Montgomery, a 1994 graduate of Western's agriculture program and a sales agronomist and certified crops advisor with Burris Hybrids (Arenzville, IL), who will talk about managing western corn rootworm.
In addition, Joel Gruver, assistant professor and manager of WIU's Allison Organic Research and Demonstration Farm, will present information about precision cover cropping.
According to Mark Bernards, assistant professor of agronomy in Western's School of Ag, the balance of the field day will focus on weed management and will consist of discussions based on Western's weed management research plots.
The WIU Agronomy Field Day is open free to the public and will begin with the free lunch at noon; registration is not required but participants are encouraged to contact the School of Agriculture office to confirm attendance in order to aid in meal planning.
The WIU Livestock Center is located at 2265 Wigwam Hollow Rd. in Macomb.
To confirm attendance, contact the School of Agriculture at (309) 298-1080. For specific questions about the 2013 WIU Agronomy Field Day, contact Bernards at (309) 298-1569 or via email at ML-Bernards@wiu.edu.