Sponsored by the Illinois Wheat Association, University of Illinois
Extension and USDA Risk Management Agency, the small grains program
will feature several presentations from Extension and university
agronomists, breeders and plant pathologists, including University
of Illinois professor and small grains breeder Fred Kolb, who will
discuss oat and wheat variety development for northern Illinois.
University of Illinois professor and Extension agronomist Emerson
Nafziger will discuss this year’s Illinois wheat crop and management
practices, including a look at the commercial variety trial.
Finally, Carl Bradley, associate professor of plant pathology and
University of Illinois Extension plant pathologist, will talk to the
group about wheat disease management.
"We have an excellent group of presenters this year, offering
valuable information for any small grains producer here in
Illinois," said Diane Handley, executive director of the Illinois
Wheat Association. "Producers interested in learning more about
wheat management and wheat and oat variety selection will have an
excellent opportunity to get the latest information from experts
located right here in Illinois."
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Those interested in attending are asked to register in advance by
contacting the Illinois Wheat Association office at 309-557-3619
or by emailing Charlene Blary at
Registration is $5 per person and includes dinner. For
additional information and directions to the Northern Illinois
Agronomy Research Center, contact Blary or visit the Illinois
Wheat Association website at
[Text from file received from
Illinois Farm Service Agency]