SIUC University Farms to Host Ag Field Day June 26

CARBONDALE – The Illinois Farm Bureau, together with the Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), will host a field day Wednesday, June 26 to showcase research efforts ongoing at SIUC.

The field day, which will be held at SIUC University Farms, will cover topics including:

  • Impacts of cover crops, saturated buffers and WASCoBs on water quality;
  • Influence of tillage and cover crop on soil nitrous oxide emissions;
  • Research involving weed suppression in soybeans using wheat;
  • Recent developments in environmental policy and how it impacts Illinois farmers.

The field day will begin at 9 a.m. with a general welcome and conclude with lunch and student poster demonstrations at noon. Attendees also will break into smaller groups, rotating to each presentation before lunch. The event is free and lunch will be provided, but pre-registration is preferred at http://bit.ly/SIU_FieldDay