The 2012 University of Illinois Weed Science Field Day will be held Wednesday, June 20, at the University of Illinois Crop Sciences Research and Education Center, which is located immediately south of the main campus. Beginning at 8 a.m., coffee and refreshments will be available under the shade trees near the Seed House, 2102 South Wright St., Champaign.
Similar to past years, participants will car pool to the fields, where they can join in a guided (but informal) tour to look at research plots and interact with weed science faculty, staff, and graduate students. Participants can compare their favorite corn and soybean herbicide programs to other commercial programs and get an early look at some new herbicide active ingredients. The tour will conclude around noon with a catered barbeque lunch at the Seed House.
Cost for the weed science field tour is $10, which includes a field tour book, refreshments, and lunch. Two hours of Certified Crop Advisor credit are available under the integrated pest management category.
Field research work will continue at the Dekalb, Perry, and Brownstown research centers. There will not be formal weed science tours at these locations, but most of the weed science plots will have signs during the agronomy day field tours scheduled for these locations.
In addition, a weed science field tour will be held at the on-farm research location (northern Douglas County) on July 24. This tour will feature presentations on various aspects of managing herbicide-resistant weed populations, with particular emphasis on managing herbicide-resistant waterhemp.
For more information, call 217-333-4424.