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Extension to hold ag night

Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 3:30 p.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 4:26 p.m. CST

PRINCETON — The University of Illinois Extension, Bureau-LaSalle-Marshall-Putnam Unit will hold an agronomy night to provide research results for 2013. The program is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 17 at the Bureau County Extension Office, 850 Thompson St., Princeton. All area ag producers and ag industry representatives are welcome to attend this informative evening of agricultural education. There is no cost to attend.

Russ Higgins, commercial agriculture educator with the University of Illinois Extension, will present a summary of the projects and results from the 2013 growing season in a 90-minute presentation. A preview of new upcoming research on crop management issues for 2014 will also be covered.

The Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center is the northernmost research center dedicated to commercial agriculture research operated by the University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences according to Higgins. The 160-acre research center was established in 1948 in DeKalb County on land donated to University of Illinois by the late Senator H.G. Wright. Each year, 40 to 45 research projects including trials investigating cropping systems, soil fertility, crop breeding, crop management, bioenergy crops, tillage and cover crops are conducted on the site.

For additional information, contact Daryle Wragge, ag program coordinator University of Illinois Extension, Bureau-LaSalle-Marshall-Putnam Unit, at 309-364-2356. Advance notice is needed for assistance for reasonable accommodation.

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