URBANA, Ill. — The 2013 University of Illinois Weed Science
Field Day is slated for Wednesday, June 26, at the University of Illinois Crop
Sciences Research and Education Center located immediately south of the main
Coffee and refreshments will be available under the shade
trees near the Seed House beginning at 8 a.m.
Similar to past years, a carpool will take participants to
the fields where they can join in a guided, informal tour format, said Aaron
Hager, associate professor of weed science in the U of I Department of Crop
“The tour will provide ample opportunity to look at research
plots and interact with weed science faculty, staff and graduate students,” he
said. “Participants can compare their favorite corn and soybean herbicide
programs to other commercial programs and get an early look at some new
herbicide active ingredients.”
The tour will conclude around noon with a catered lunch at
the Seed House. Cost for the tour is $10, which includes the field tour book,
refreshments and lunch.
The department will be continuing field research work at the
DeKalb, Perry and Brownstown research centers. Although there will not be formal
weed science tours at these locations, Hager said most of the weed science plots
will be signed during the Agronomy Day field tours scheduled for these
He added that the department also will apply for two hours
of CCA credit under the IPM category.
For more information, contact Hager, Doug Maxwell, Lisa
Gonzini or Brad Stierwalt at (217) 333-4424.