Posted on Dec 11, 2017 by Dennis Bowman

2018 Crop Management Conferences Registration Open

Registration is open for the 2018 Crop Management Conferences. These regional conferences provide a forum for discussion and interaction between participants and university researchers. We are looking forward to introducing new specialists from the University of Illinois, and have adjoining state specialists joining us at Mt. Vernon and Malta. We will also be offering dicamba training at the conclusion of each conference.

Certified Crop Advisers can earn up to 8 hours of continuing education credit. Advance registration, no later than one week before each conference, is $100 per person. Late and on-site registration is $120. Dates and locations along with a link to location-specific agendas and online registration are listed below.

January 24 – Mt. Vernon – DoubleTree by Hilton

January 31 – Springfield – Brookens Auditorium – UIS

February 7 – Champaign – I-Hotel

February 21 – Malta – Kishwaukee College


2018 topics include:

In early October 2017, the EPA approved revised labels for Xtendimax, FeXapan, and Engenia. In addition to being classified as restricted use pesticides, the labels now require applicators to attend an annual dicamba or group 4 herbicide-specific training prior to using the products. At 4 pm at each Crop Management location, a 60-minute “Dicamba Training for Illinois” provided by industry educators will be available. This training will meet the new educational requirements.

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