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WIU Allison Organic Farm Twilight Tour Oct. 16

October 11, 2013


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MACOMB, IL – A Twilight Tour of the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture's Allison Organic Research and Demonstration Farm is set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. The tour is open free to the public.

According to Joel Gruver, director of Western's Organic Research Program and assistant professor in the WIU School of Agriculture, the tour will include:

  • corn following precision planted cover crops
  • corn with planter applied N and humates
  • soybean variety trial
  • corn hybrid trial
  • cover crop radish and vetch variety trials
  • cover crop mixture demo plots
  • precision planted radish and lentil study
  • soybean population, inoculant and health studies
  • strip-tilled redclover
  • equipment (cultivators, strip-till bar, rotavator, ridge-till planter)

Gruver said air temperatures are likely to be in the 50s (F) during the tour, so attendees are encouraged to dress warmly. Attendees are welcome to arrive late and find the tour group in the field, he added.

For more information, contact Andy Clayton at (309) 298-1172 or (217) 322-2639.

Directions to the Allison Farm

If arriving from the north, travel on U.S. Route 67 five miles south of the U.S. Route 67 and Illinois Route 116 intersection in Roseville to County Rd. 20th Ave. N, then turn west and travel four miles on 20th Ave. to the southeast corner of the Allison Farm (intersection of 20th Ave. and 20th St.).

If arriving from the south, travel on U.S. Route 67 seven miles north of the U.S. Route 67 and Illinois Route 9 intersection in Good Hope to County Rd. 20th Ave. N (two miles north of the Warren County line), then turn west and travel four miles on 20th Ave. to the southeast corner of the Allison Farm (intersection of 20th Ave. and 20th St.). (See map at https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20th+st+and+20th+ave+,+point+pleasant )

Posted By: WIU News (U-Relations@wiu.edu)
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