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Research Field Day Set for Friday at WIU's Kerr Farm

September 15, 2021

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MACOMB, IL – The first ever Field Day for, "Integrating Livestock Grazing into the Western Illinois Corn-Soybean Cropping System" research project will begin at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at WIU's Kerr Farm, at 595 Emory Road, in Macomb.

The event is open free to the public.

The event will include a discussion of the project objectives and lessons learned during the first year of a multi-year study, including nitrogen and phosphorus in tile-drainage water, incorporating cover crops and/or grazing cover crops into a corn-soybean rotation and "Kernza," a perennial grain crop will be introduced.

Project investigators include WIU Professor Joel Gruver; Associate Professor Keela Trennepohl; Institute for Environmental Studies Director Roger Viadero; Assistant Professor Graciela Andrango and Professor Mark Bernards.

The project is sponsored by the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council.

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