BELLEVILLE, Ill. — The 47th annual Belleville Field Day is set for Thursday, July 11, at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Belleville Research Center, 2036 Charles Lane, Belleville.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by opening remarks by Mickey Latour, dean of the SIUC College of Agricultural Sciences, at 8:30 a.m.

The morning program portion of the field day commences at 9 a.m. and will feature the following topics and speakers: “40 Years in the Making: Long-Term Tillage and Fertility Experiment,” Rachel Cook, soil fertility specialist, Southern Illinois University; “Man vs. Weeds,” Bryan Young, weed scientist, Southern Illinois University; “Rain or Shine, Flood or Drought, There is a Crop Disease Affecting Your Profit,” Jason Bond, plant pathologist, Southern Illinois University; “Marketing Your Crop in 2013,” David Marshall, commodity broker, Toay Commodities Futures Group LLC; “Drought to Flood,” Mark Britt, meteorologist, National Weather Service; and “Wheat Production,” Emerson Nafziger, crop production specialist, University of Illinois Extension.

Lunch will be served from noon until 1 p.m.

After lunch, Young and Ron Krausz from SIU will offer “Herbicide Mode of Action Training for Future Weed Management.” They will lead a session on the basics of herbicide mode of action, guide a field tour demonstrating the primary herbicide modes of action and relate the importance of this knowledge for management of current and future weed challenges and herbicide-resistant crop traits.

Additional information about the field day can be obtained by contacting Krausz at (618) 566-4761.