URBANA, Ill. — The 2013 University of Illinois Weed Science Field Day is slated for Wednesday, June 26, at the University of Illinois Crop Sciences Research and Education Center located immediately south of the main campus.

Coffee and refreshments will be available under the shade trees near the Seed House beginning at 8 a.m.

Similar to past years, a carpool will take participants to the fields where they can join in a guided, informal tour format, said Aaron Hager, associate professor of weed science in the U of I Department of Crop Sciences.

“The tour will provide ample opportunity to look at research plots and interact with weed science faculty, staff and graduate students,” he said. “Participants can compare their favorite corn and soybean herbicide programs to other commercial programs and get an early look at some new herbicide active ingredients.”

The tour will conclude around noon with a catered lunch at the Seed House. Cost for the tour is $10, which includes the field tour book, refreshments and lunch.

The department will be continuing field research work at the DeKalb, Perry and Brownstown research centers. Although there will not be formal weed science tours at these locations, Hager said most of the weed science plots will be signed during the Agronomy Day field tours scheduled for these locations.

He added that the department also will apply for two hours of CCA credit under the IPM category.

For more information, contact Hager, Doug Maxwell, Lisa Gonzini or Brad Stierwalt at (217) 333-4424.