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Hemp production will be among the topics discussed at Agronomy Night 2020

Hemp production, field crop disease to be discussed

OGLESBY - University of Illinois Extension - Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit invites ag producers, agri-businesses and others interested to attend “Agronomy Night 2020” on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and take place at Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, Room CTC 124.

Speakers and topics include:

  • “What We Learned About Hemp Production in 2019” by Phillip Alberti, University of Illinois Extension Commercial Agriculture Educator. Alberti will give an overview on all types of hemp production (grain, fiber, and CBD) focusing especially on the production failures and successes of the 2019 growing season and providing insight into potential strategies as we plan for 2020.
  • “Updates in Field Crop Disease Management” presented by Dr. Nathan Kleczewski, University of Illinois, Department of Crop Sciences, Extension Pathologist and Russ Higgins, University of Illinois Extension Commercial Agriculture Educator. They will discuss on-farm projects to be hosted in the area.

Certified Crop Advisors can obtain two CEUs, one in PM and one in CM.

Advance registration is required by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 by calling University of Illinois Extension at (815) 875-2878. There is no cost to participate. For more information, call Daryle Wragge, Ag Program Coordinator, at (309) 364-2356. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please indicate when registering.


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