This 49th consecutive Agronomy Day is
a partnership among several academic units in the U of I's College
of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. The event
features four tours on the latest developments in agricultural
research, as well as numerous tent displays.
"Agronomy Day serves as an annual
showcase in which faculty have an opportunity to discuss their
latest research findings with clientele from Illinois and
neighboring states," said Steve Moose, who is associate professor
of genetics in the Department of Crop Sciences and chairman for
Tour topics will cover research on
crop production, crop disease management, insect management, weed
management, biotechnology, agricultural economics, protection of
natural resources and agricultural engineering.
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Agronomy Day will begin at 7 a.m.
Hour-long wagon tours around the research plots will repeat every
half-hour as groups are available. The last regular tour will leave
at noon. Lunch will be available at a nominal charge.
The Crop Sciences Research and
Education Center is located south of the U of I's main
Urbana-Champaign campus, off St. Mary's Road on South Wright Street
Additional information about
Agronomy Day 2005 is available at
www.cropsci.uiuc.edu/agronomyday or by contacting Sharon
Conatser, (217) 333-4256.
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