MONMOUTH, Ill. — Crop disease and invasive pests — of the winged and leafed varieties — will be hot topics in Monmouth next week.

The Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center 2013 Field Day starts at 8 a.m. on July 17 at the center, 321 210 Ave., Monmouth. The final tour will leave before 8:30 a.m.

The agenda includes sessions on Goss’s wilt in corn; western corn rootworm resistance to Bt; and Palmer amaranth and the possibility of its adaptation in western Illinois.

Management topics include changing crop rotations and agronomic and environmental assessment of cover crops.

For more information, go to http://web.extension.illinois.edu/nwiardc.