The Agenda for the 2015 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics

With the 2014 harvest nearing completion, I would like to take this opportunity to announce the agenda for the 2015 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics.  We look forward to welcoming back many who have attended one or more of our previous meetings and extend a warm welcome to those who will attend for the first time.  The program will feature eight presentations that emphasize crop production, pest management, economics, and the interactions among them.  Please note the program will begin at 8:30 AM and conclude between 3:00–3:30 PM.  Market updates will be provided throughout the day, and communication between speakers and participants is encouraged.  Question and answer sessions are scheduled for both morning and afternoon sessions.  A noon lunch and a proceedings booklet, containing synopses of all presentations, are provided to each registrant.

The dates and meeting locations for the 2015 Corn & Soybean Classics are:

▸ January 7 (Wednesday): Peoria Par-A-Dice Hotel

▸ January 8 (Thursday): Moline iWireless Center

▸ January 9 (Friday): Malta Kishwaukee College

▸ January 12 (Monday): Springfield Crowne Plaza

▸ January 13 (Tuesday): Champaign I Hotel and Conference Center

▸ January 14 (Wednesday): Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn

The following schedule applies to each Classic conference date.  Travel schedules may require a change in the order of speakers.  Program speakers and their respective topics of discussion include:

Jim Angel

Weather Conditions in 2014 and the Outlook for 2015

 

Richard Cooke

Optimizing Drainage Systems to Improve Yields and Water Quality

 

Gary Schnitkey

Crop Economic Outlook and Responses to that Outlook

 

Mike Gray

Inputs and Insect Management: Considerations for 2015

 

Carl Bradley

Getting to Know the Foliar Diseases of Corn

 

Emerson Nafziger

Nitrogen on Corn

 

Aaron Hager

The Best Laid Plans for Weeds by Man Sometimes Go Awry

 

Scott Bretthauer

Evaluating Drift Reduction Technologies for Making Applications of Dicamba and Glyphosate

 

Registration for the 2015 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics is now open and can be accomplished by visiting our conference registration Web site, located at: http://www.cropsciconferences.com.  Advanced registrations, at a cost of $60, are accepted through December 5, 2014.  Registrations received December 6–19 and all on-site registrations are $75.00.  If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us (1-800-321-1296 or 217-244-2124) at your convenience.