EWING, Ill.—The University of Illinois Extension will host the Ewing Demonstration Center Agronomy Field Day on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.  Every growing season presents challenges to production, and this year is no exception!  We are happy to host this summer field day to share with local growers current, ongoing agronomy research in southern Illinois, including cover crop and nutrient management trials, nitrogen management in corn and milo, drilled soybean population, industrial hemp and our continuous no-till field, now in its 51st year of continuous no-till production.

The topics to be discussed at Field Day include:

Looking Forward to the Future of Corn and Soybean Profitability 

  • Gary Schnitkey, Professor, University of Illinois

Disease Management Updates in a Delayed Planting Season        

  • Nathan Kleczewski, Research Assistant Professor, University of Illinois

Growing Industrial Hemp for Seed and Fiber

  • Talon Becker, Extension Educator, University of Illinois

Understanding Phosphorus Loss & Water Quality Impacts

  • Reid Christianson, Research Assistant Professor, University of Illinois
  • Andrew Margenot, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois
  • Taylor Berkshire, M.S. Student, University of Illinois

Navigating Weed Management & Cover Crops in 2019

  • Nathan Johanning, Extension Educator, University of Illinois

Insect Pest Updates and Scouting School

  • Nick Seiter, Research Assistant Professor, University of Illinois

Please join us for Agronomy Field Day to help celebrate this milestone in crop production!  The field day is free and open to anyone interested, and lunch will be provided.  Certified Crop Advisor CEUs will also be offered (Soil & Water – 0.5; IPM – 1.5, Crop Man. – 0.5, Prof. Dev. —0.5).  The Ewing Demonstration Center is about 20 minutes south of Mt. Vernon located at 16132 N. Ewing Rd; Ewing, IL 62836, on the north edge of the village of Ewing, north of the Ewing Grade School on north Ewing Road.  Watch for signs. 

To help us provide adequate lunch and materials, please RSVP to the University of Illinois Extension Office in Franklin County at (618) 439-3178 by Tuesday, July 23.  For additional information on the field day, contact Marc Lamczyk at the Franklin County office or lamczyk@illinois.edu.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, contact your local registration office. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your needs.

News source: Marc Lamczyk, 618-439-3178, lamczyk@illinois.edu