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The Farm of the Future invites you to a pop-up field day on Wednesday, May 17th from 9:00am – 11:00am weather permitting, hosted by UIUC Extension and FotF Extension experts Dennis Bowman and Dr. Salah Issa. Please let us know if you will be attending: https://forms.gle/pG7tEnpnACtZZHzK8
Researchers at the Farm of the Future compared the impact of using small, autonomous robots to seed cover crops in a field of standing corn in late summer against a conventionally planted cover crop seeded in a harvested cornfield in late fall. Explore the benefits of earlier planting dates possible with the robots. See the side-by-side comparison during a pop-up field day before the field is tilled for the coming crop!
The farm is located one-quarter mile west of the Curtis Road and Race Street intersection. (40.069089, -88.214050) In case soft ground prevents parking at the site, parking is available at the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Research Farm at 3603 S Race St, Urbana