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WIU Agronomy Field Day June 28

June 6, 2012

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MACOMB, IL – Corn and soybean weed control and the unusual weather Illinois is experiencing this year are on the docket for the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture's annual Agronomy Field Day. Scheduled from noon–3 p.m. Thursday, June 28 at the WIU Agricultural Field Laboratory, the free Field Day event includes lunch and a program that will feature presentations from WIU faculty and a University of Illinois Extension educator.

According to Mark Bernards, assistant professor of agronomy in Western's School of Ag, the field day event will also include information presented about corn and soybean disease management.

"The program will feature plot tours of corn and soybean agronomy and weed-control research being conducted here at WIU," Bernards explained. "The event will also a feature presentation by meteorologist Dr. Tom Williams [associate professor in WIU's geography department], who will cover the unique weather phenomenon experienced in Illinois in 2012, as well as by Dr. Angie Peltier, from the University of Illinois Extension, who will talk about identification of corn foliar diseases."

WIU Agronomy Field Day is open free to the public and will begin with lunch at noon; registration is not required but participants are encouraged to contact the School of Agriculture office to aid in meal planning. The WIU Agricultural Field Laboratory is located at 285 Ember Road in Macomb.

To respond about attendance, contact the School of Agriculture at (309) 298-1080. For specific questions about the 2012 WIU Agronomy Field Day, contact Bernards at (309) 298-1569 or via email at

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