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This virtual field day series will showcase tools and techniques for mechanical weed control in both row crops and specialty crops. Sam Hitchcock Tilton, mechanical weeding specialist, will be joined by farmer/experts Peter Seely and Jared Oomen to demonstrate a variety of tools and tool-set up, explaining details and taking farmers’ questions live.

The virtual field day schedule is as follows (all events will take place 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. CDT on Facebook Live)

  • September 11— Episode 1: Drone Wars, an exploration of camera-guided cultivation in row crops
  • September 18— Episode 2: The Awakening, a demonstration of tool set-up and in-shop adjustments
  • September 25— Episode 3:  The First Encounter, precision cultivation in direct-seeded vegetables

Attendees from any state will be eligible to earn 1 CEU per session (3 total CEUs available) in Crop Management with their CCA number. This series is offered free of charge thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and partnerships with Practical Farmers of Iowa and The Land Connection.

To register and find additional information, including an overview of the tools being demonstrated, please visit https://thelandconnection.org/event/mwc-2020/.

  • Event Date & Time

    September 11, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm UTC+0

    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on September 18, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    One event on September 25, 2020 at 12:30 pm

  • Event Location

    Basic Illinois Location (Online)
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