Every Half Hour From 7 AM - Noon
Explore the latest breakthroughs in agriculture and technology with researchers and Extension specialists from the University of Illinois. Each tour lasts about an hour, so please come early if you plan to take all four tours.
Field tours depart from the St. Mary's location, making stops at research plots and repeating every half-hour until noon. Researchers will discuss a variety of topics from soil fertility to insect management, crop production, weed control, corn and soybean genetics, plant diseases, farm economics, and agricultural engineering.
- “NirtroGenes” power more corn yield with less nitrogen
Steve Moose and Jessica Bubert
- Soybean disease and pest resistance for today and the future
Michelle Pawlowski, Chelsea Harbach and Ellen West
- Managing Fusarium head blight (scab) of wheat
Carl Bradley and Fred Kolb
- How many corn plants do we need?
- Western corn rootworm management in the midst of Bt resistance and surging soil insecticide use
Michael Gray and Preston Schrader
- Evaluating the suppression of soybean diseases through the use of cover crops
- Monitoring Bt-resistant western corn rootworms in Illinois
Joe Spencer and Sarah Hughson
- Strategies to reduce nutrient loss in Illinois
- Will corn and soybean costs come down?
- Vegetable soybean – overcoming hurdles to domestic production
- Soybean cyst nematode virulence
- Plant density tolerance: Old premise, new research
Sarah Potts and Martin Bohn
- Palmer Amaranth: Hype or cause for concern?
Aaron Hager and Adam Davis
- Phosphorus and potassium placement for no-till and strip-till corn and soybean
Fabian Fernandez and Brad Sorensen
- How far can we sustainably push corn yields?
Laura Gentry and Fred Below
- Optimizing nutrient management in a corn-soybean rotation - understanding crop nutritional needs
Ross Bender, Fred Below and Jason Haegele
- The six secrets of soybean success
Jason Haegele and Fred Below