URBANA, Ill. — Have questions about Palmer amaranth or
looking for the latest secrets to soybean success?
Plan to hear more on these and other topics related to crop
sciences at the 57th annual Agronomy Day at the University of Illinois on
Thursday, Aug. 15. Field tour topics include:
* Tour A — “NitroGenes” power more corn yield with less nitrogen; Soybean
disease and pest resistance for today and the future; Management of fusarium
head blight of wheat; and Corn production.
* Tour B — Western corn rootworm management in the midst of Bt resistance
and surging soil insecticide use; Evaluating the suppression of soybean diseases
through the use of cover crops; Monitoring Bt resistance in western corn
rootworm in Illinois; Strategies to reduce nutrient loss in Illinois; and Ag
* Tour C — Vegetable soybean: Overcoming hurdles to domestic production;
Soybean cyst nematode virulence; Plant density tolerance: Old premise, new
research; and Palmer amaranth: Hype or cause for concern?
* Tour D — Phosphorus and potassium placement for no-till and no-strip corn
and soybean; How far can we sustainably push corn yields?; Optimizing nutrient
management in a corn-soybean rotation: Understanding crop nutritional needs; and
The six secrets of soybean success.
A complete list of this year’s speakers and topics can be
viewed by visiting http://agronomyday.cropsci.illinois.edu.