Belleville Research Center
The Belleville Center is located about 85 miles northwest of the Carbondale campus and 30 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri. Used extensively for both research and teaching, the Belleville Center includes a total of 183 acres; 75 of which are devoted to crop production and small plot research.
Facilities includes a residential laboratory and office building. Ongoing research activities encompass a wide array of areas, including weed science; plant pathology and breeding; production agronomy and horticulture; and turf. Crops include corn, soybean, grain sorghum, wheat, canola, alfalfa, pumpkins and horseradish.
In the News:
For additional information about some of the good things going on at the Belleville Research Center, visit the following news links:
- "Aggressive Weed Sending Roots into Illinois Fields" [Illinois Farmer Today, 04/10/2014]
- "SIU weed research surfaces no-till long-term impacts" [FarmWeekNow, 11/3/2017]
- "Williams, N. 2017. "As Palmer spreads, researchers eye sources, genetic changes" [Illinois Farmer Today, 7/31/2017]
REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES (research CONDUCTED AT BRC AND/OR SUPPORTED BY BRC staff):
- Korres, N.E., Norseworthy, J., Young, B., Reynolds, D., Johnson, B., Conley, S., Smeda, R., Mueller, T., Spaunhorst, D., Gage, K.L., Loux, M., Kruger, G., and Bagavathiannan, M. (2018) Seedbank persistence of Amaranthus palmeri (Palmer amaranth) and Amaranthus tuberculatus (tall waterhemp) across diverse geographical regions in the United States. Weed Science. https://doi.org/10.1017/wsc.2018.27.
- Jenkins, M.E., Krausz, R.K., Gage, K.L., and Walters, S.A. (2017) Control of volunteer horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) and Palmer amaranth with dicamba and glyphosate. Weed Technology, 31, 852-862.
- Trlica, A., M.K. Walia, R. Krausz, S. Secchi, R. L. Cook. 2017. Continuous Corn and Corn_Soybean Profit over 45-Year Tillage and Fertilizer Experiment. Agronomy Journal 109: Issue 1, 1-9.
- M.K.Walia, S.G.Baer, R.Krausz, R.L.Cook. 2017. Deep soil carbon after 44 years and fertilizer management in southern Illinois compared to forest and restored prairie soils. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 72(4):405-415.
- Jenkins, M.E., R. F. Krausz, J. L. Matthews, K. L. Gage, S. A. Walters. 2017. Control of Volunteer Horseradish and Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) with Dicamba and Glyphosate.
Weed Techynology 31:852-862.
- M.K.Wailia, R.Krausz, R.L.Cook 2018. Does tillage or fertilizer provide resilience to extreme weather in southern Illinois? Agronomy Journal 110: Issue 5, 1-7.
STUDENT PRESENTATIONS (RESEARCH CONDUCTED AT BRC AND/OR SUPPORTED BY BRC STAFF):
- Gage, K.L. and Krausz, R.F. (2018) The effect of 48 years of tillage and fertility treatments on weed communities. Weed Science Society of America, Arlington, VA. January 31, 2018. [talk]
- Geiger, M.C., Matthews, J.L., Krausz, R.F. and Gage, K.L. (2018) Weed management and grain yield of six soybean (Glycine max) systems in conventional and no-till. Weed Science Society of America, Arlington, VA. January 30, 2018. [talk]
- Carmody, C.P., Gage, K.L., Krausz, R.F. (2017) Evaluation of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth control with two-pass programs in dicamba- and glufosinate-tolerant soybean systems. North Central Weed Science Society, St. Louis, MO. December 5, 2017. [poster]
- Dintelmann, S.J., Krausz, R.F., and Gage, K.L. (2017) Effect of tillage by fertility on weed communities in southern Illinois over 48 years. North Central Weed Science Society, St. Louis, MO. December 5, 2017. [poster]
- Geiger, M.C., Krausz, R.F., and Gage, K.L. (2017) Evaluation of weed management and grain yield in six soybean systems. North Central Weed Science Society, St. Louis, MO. December 5, 2017. [talk]
- *Dintelmann, S., Krausz, R.F. and Gage, K.L. (2017) Effects of tillage and fertility on weed communities over 46 years in southern Illinois. American Society of Agronomy/Crop Science Society of America/Soil Science Society of America, Tampa, FL. October 23, 2017. [talk] *Won 3rd place in Oral Division.
- Weidau, K.W., Gage, K.L., and Krausz, R.K. (2017) Drift and rotational carryover concerns with plant growth regulator herbicides in horseradish. Horseradish Growers Conference, Edwardsville, IL. January 26, 2017. [talk]
- Stolte, R.L., Krausz, R.K., and Gage, K.L. (2016) Effect of soil herbicides on a PPO-sensitive soybean under weed-free conditions. North Central Weed Science Society, Des Moines, IA. December 7, 2016. [poster]
- Weidau, K.N., Gage, K.L., and Krausz, R.K. (2016) Evaluation of carry over and drift with growth regulating herbicides in Amoracia rusticana. North Central Weed Science Society, Des Moines, IA. December 7, 2016. [talk]
- Wiedau, K.N., Krausz, R., and Gage, K.L. (2016). Drift and rotational carryover concerns with plant growth regulator herbicides in horseradish. Horseradish Conference, Collinsville, IL. January 28, 2016. [talk]
- Weidau, K.N., Krausz, R., and Gage, K.L. (2015). Control of glyphosate-resistant Amaranthus palmeri with soil- and foliar-applied herbicides in glufosinate-resistant soybean. North Central Weed Science Society, Indianapolis, IN. December 8, 2015. [talk]
- Walters, S. A., B. G. Young, and R. F. Krausz. 2008. Influence of tillage, cover crop, and pre-emergence herbicides on weed control and pumpkin yield. Inter. J. Veg. Sci. 14(2):148-161.
For additional information about the Belleville Center, please contact:
Southern Illinois University
2036 Charles Lane
Belleville, Illinois 62221
Phone: (618) 566-4761