This year’s Agronomy Day will feature a wide range of topics, including crop production, crop protection, regenerative agriculture, robotics, technology, and economic. The presentations from ACES faculty, staff, and graduate students will be held at three locations over five weeks. Agronomy Day field events will begin on July 22 and run through Aug. 19. Reserve your space by registering for the date you wish to attend.

August 19 Topics 

  • Understanding Cover Crop's Optimal Management, Potential of Carbon Credit, and Nutrient Loss Reduction Benefits by Dr. Kaiyu Guan
  • Status of Bt Resistance in Illinois Corn Rootworm Populations by Dr. Joseph Spencer
  • Managing Weeds in Variable Weather: Insights from Data Mining by Dr. Marty Williams
  • A Cover Crop Mixture: Agronomics, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Microbes by Dr. Gevan Behnke
  • Participatory corn breeding and testing at U of I: Opportunities for Getting Involved by Dr. Martin Bohn
  • Organic grain farming research at Illinois by Dr. Carmen Ugarte
  • Next Steps in the Quest for High Corn and Soybean Yields by Dr. Below
  • Banded Fertility: Music for High Yields by Scott Foxhoven
  • Short Corn: Bigger Isn’t Always Better by Eric Winans
  • The Beauty of Biologicals by Connor Sible
  • Where’s My Fall Fertility? by Marcos Loman
  • Air: The New Nitrogen Source by Logan Woodward
  • Sugar: How Sweet is it? by Derek Lenzen
  • Is Sulfur Soybean’s Salvation? by Vitor Favoretto

Noon 

1 - 2 PM Soyleic Field Day

  • Opportunities Created by Soybean Varieties with High Quality Oil Produced by the Soyleic Trait by Dr. Brian Diers, Dr. Steven Schnebly, and Mr. Bryan Stobaugh.

The State of Illinois is now in Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan. Following these guidelines, all unvaccinated event attendees must wear face coverings in university spaces. This will be enforced on an honor system. If you need an accommodation to participate, contact the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

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