WIU Agronomy Field Day June 26 to Feature Cover Crop Research Results
June 11, 2014
MACOMB, IL — Results of long-term research with cover crops will be the subject of the keynote address at Western Illinois University's School of Agriculture 2014 Agronomy Field Day. The program begins at noon Thursday, June 26 at the WIU Agricultural Livestock Center.
According to Mark Bernards, assistant professor of agronomy, crop science and weed control, Newell Kitchen from the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit (Columbia, MO) will deliver the keynote address.
"Dr. Kitchen will provide information about the effects on soil health and crop productivity," Bernards noted. "Dr. Kitchen is also an expert on the use of precision agriculture technologies."
The program will begin with a lunch, and the event is open free to the public. Attendance confirmation is appreciated (to help with meal planning). To confirm attendance, contact the School of Agriculture (309) 298-1080.
The WIU Agricultural Livestock Center is located at 2201 Wigwam Hollow Rd. (Macomb). Bernards said the program will also feature tours of corn and soybean agronomy and weed control research being conducted at WIU's Agricultural Field Laboratory and Kerr Farm. Guided tours will conclude about 3:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the School of Agriculture at (309) 298-1080.