Western Illinois University's Agronomy Day will feature two topics that can make or break a farming operation-weather and weeds.
Dr. Mark Bertrands is one of the speakers. He says winter annual weeds got a head start due to early warm weather this year
He also says, “The other challenge that I've seen is that we had several periods where it was quite dry and many times we put down pre-emergence herbicides that keep the weeds from coming up. Many of those failed. Put some pressure on the herbicides we applied later on to take care of what was missed the first time.”
Western Illinois University's new performing arts center should be ready for its scheduled opening in the fall of 2015.
Project Manager Ted Renner says the project should go out for contractor bids in late fall. Construction could begin in January. Renner is confident the project will receive state funding to stay on schedule.