Field Tours

Discover the latest breakthroughs in agriculture and technology from researchers and Extension specialists from the University of Illinois. Each tour lasts about one hour, so please come early if you plan to go on all tour stops.


Tour A

Evaluating cover crop performance with drones
 Cameron Pittelkow & Nicolas Martin
Concentrating on nutrient loss: A review of tile drainage nutrient concentrations
 Allan Hertzberger & Laura Christianson
The science behind the official snack food of Illinois: Popcorn
 Tony Studer


Tour B

Drones: Where we’re at and where we’re going
 Dennis Bowman
On-The-Implement-Intelligent-Soil-Sensing (OTIISS)
 Tony Grift
Controlling corn and soybean costs
 Gary Schnitkey


Tour C

Managing the evolution of herbicide resistance
 Adam Davis
Fact or fiction: Do glyphosate-resistant cropping systems reduce crop health?
 Christopher Landau and Marty Williams
Genetic resistance to stop losses from soybean cyst nematodes (SCN)
 Brian Diers


Tour D

Evaluating management strategies for western corn rootworm
 Nick Seiter
And the survey says...
 Kelly Estes
Diagnosing seedling and stem diseases in soybean
 Nathan Kleczewski


Tour E

Is there a best way to fertilize corn with nitrogen?
 Fred Below & Brad Bernhard
Reaching corn’s top yield potential with hybrid-specific management
 Eric Winans & Fred Below
Continuous corn: Challenge accepted
Alison Vogel & Fred Below
Setting yourself up for success in 20-inch corn rows
 Brad Bernhard & Fred Below