Macomb Local News

University of Illinois Extension released a press report during the holiday weekend about an upcoming field day hosted by Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center that will take place on July 17th in Monmouth, IL. 

Addressing issues of this year’s growing season, expertise from University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences will be there to provide impactful knowledge throughout the tour. Presentations will be held outside as participants will board the buses touring areas of the farm. 

The following are the 2019 field day topics and presenters are as follows: 

  • Sizing up the 2019 corn and soybean crops - Emerson Nafziger 

  • Insect management in corn and soybean - Nick Seiter 

  • Updates in applied disease management in Illinois - Nathan Kleczewski 

  • 2019 weed management update - Doug Maxwell and Charlie Mitsdarfer 

  • Overview of Industrial hemp production in Illinois - Phillip Albertl 

Certified Crop Advisors many earn two continuing education units (1.0 - CM, 1.5 - IPM) 

The NIARDC agreed to host their event open to the public at no cost. It will begin at 8:00 a.m. with sandwiches and refreshments available after the conclusion of the event.