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Orr Agricultural Center’s field day continues U of I Agronomy Days events

University of Illinois scientists explain the latest crop research to attendees at a recent Orr Agricultural Center field day.

URBANA, Ill. — As summer 2023 marches on, so do the events of Agronomy Days at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a season-long series providing practical, research-based information that can improve yield, input management, and sustainability on the farm. 

When farmers peruse the calendar of events, they’ll find a July 19 field day at the Orr Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center, located an hour east of Springfield in Pike County. The free event features presentations by College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) researchers and University of Illinois Extension specialists during plot tours on the farm.

This year’s Orr field day will feature advice from Giovani Preza Fontes on nitrogen management; a discussion of ag policies from Aaron Hager; updates on red crown rot disease and insect management from Carl Bradley and Nick Seiter, respectively; thoughts on timing cover crop planting from Nathan Johanning; and projections for the 2023 corn and soybean season from Emerson Nafziger.

Read the full release from the College of ACES.  

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