New Technology Focus of Agronomy Day

August 15, 2012

Thursday is Agronomy Day at the University of Illinois. 

Parts of the Urbana campus will feature the latest in farm equipment and advances in technology.
Aaron Hager is an associate professor of weed science at the U of I. He says the full schedule of presentations and tours was developed well before the drought had taken its toll on crops this season. 

But Hager expects a lot of the experts to deviate from their original discussion, including one he’s hosting with a colleague on management of waterhemp.

"He's going to continue to do that," Hager said. "Instead of me going through what I had initially planned to discuss, I'm going to deviate completely and talk about the effects of the dry weather with respect to herbicide carryover problems that could come in to play either this fall or next spring." 

Hager says there’s a wealth of speakers and displays, as well as field tours.

Registration will take place in a tent just south of St. Mary’s Road on the U of I campus. Agronomy Day runs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

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