Agronomy Day set for Aug. 14 at University of Illinois

URBANA — The latest findings in crop sciences will be presented during the 58th annual Agronomy Day at the University of Illinois on Thursday, Aug. 14.

More than 1,000 visitors are expected to attend Agronomy Day at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center, located off St. Mary’s Road on South Wright Street.

Researchers will discuss a variety of topics, ranging from soil fertility to insect management, crop production, weed control, corn and soybean genetics, plant diseases, farm economics and agricultural engineering.

Agronomy Day begins at 7 a.m. Field tours depart from the St. Mary’s location, making stops at research plots and repeating every half-hour until noon. Lunch is available for a nominal charge. An exhibition tent will feature exhibits by ACES programs, commercial vendors, research posters and student clubs.

More information and registration can be found at http://agronomyday.cropsci.illinois.edu or by contacting Sue Overmyer at 217-300-3702 or overmyer@illinois.edu.

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