MACOMB, Ill. – Western Illinois University’s School of Agriculture’s 2019 Agronomy Field Day will be held Aug. 8, at the Agricultural Field Laboratory. This year’s event will feature information on weed management in corn and soybeans.

The program begins at noon with a complimentary lunch at the WIU Livestock Center, 2265 Wigwam Hollow Road, Macomb.

The keynote speaker at lunch will be Aaron Hager, associate professor of Weed Science at the University of Illinois. He will provide an update on his research on herbicide resistance in waterhemp, especially resistance to WSSA Group 15 herbicides (e.g., metolachlor [Dual], acetochlor [Harness, Warrant], dimethenamid [Outlook] and pyroxasulfone [Zidua]).

Following his remarks, there will be a guided tour featuring weed management experiments being conducted in 2019 at WIU’s Agricultural Field Laboratory. The tour will conclude at approximately 2:45 p.m.

The 2019 Agronomy Field Day is open free to the public.

For more information, contact the WIU School of Agriculture at 309-298-1080.

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