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.
- Resistant varieties help combat losses from soybean cyst nematodes
- Soybean aphid resistance genes
Russell Ward and Brian Diers
- Breeding for resistance to sudden death syndrome of soybean
Lillian Brzostowski and Brian Diers
- Do soybeans need N fertilizer?
- Evaluating options for managing western corn rootworm larvae in Illinois
Ron Estes and Nick Tinsley
- Western corn rootworm resistance in Illinois
- New genes for increasing soybean yield from what!?
- Uncovering maize genetic response to applied nitrogen
Jennifer Arp and Steve Moose
- Rediscovering our tallgrass prairies: Fuel, forage, and conservation
D.K. Lee and Allen Parrish
- Cover crops for Illinois: what we hear and what we know
- Where is the price of cropland headed?
- Farm programs in the new farm bill
- How shalt thou rotate?
- The quest for high corn and soybean yields
Tryston Beyrer, Ross Bender, and Fred Below
- Improving corn yield potential with banded phosphorus fertilizer
Tryston Beyrer and Fred Below
- Fertigation: A new solution for high corn and soybean yields
Ross Bender and Fred Below