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Allison Farm Twilight Tours Slated for Tonight, Thursday, Sept. 18

September 16, 2008

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MACOMB, IL - - Agriculture enthusiasts are invited to take a tour of Western Illinois University's Allison Organic Research and Demonstration Farm, located in southern Warren County (IL), tonight and Thursday, Sept. 18, according to Joel Gruver, assistant professor in WIU's department of agriculture.

The tours will start at 6 p.m.

"The tours will last about one hour and will consist of walking around the farm looking at our research plots -- soybean variety trial, two corn hybrid comparisons, two cover crop experiments, organic N fertilizer experiment -- and production fields (corn, soybeans, popcorn, alfalfa)," said Gruver. "The format will be informal and will hopefully result in lots of interesting discussion."

For more information, contact Gruver at (309) 298-1172 or at

Directions to the Allison farm:
If arriving from north of 20th Ave in Warren County, travel on Rt. 67 five miles south of the Rt. 67 -- Rt. 116 intersection in Roseville to County Rd. 20th Ave N, then turn west and travel 4 miles. If arriving from the south, travel on Rt. 67 seven miles north of the Rt. 67 -- Rt. 9 intersection in Good Hope to County Rd. 20th Ave N, then turn west and travel 4 miles. The Allison Farm is located 4 miles west of Rt. 67 on the northwest corner of the intersection of County Rd. 20th Ave N and 20th Street. Contact Andy Clayton (217) 322-2639 if you need assistance.

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