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Issue No. 24, Article 1/November 6, 2009

Agenda for the 2010 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics

On behalf of my colleagues, I would like to announce the program details of the 2010 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics. This series marks the 13th iteration of the Classics, continuing the tradition of providing our clientele with the most current and timely information related to crop production and pest management. All those involved with program planning and delivery have worked diligently to ensure that the 2010 Classics meet your needs.

The 2010 program, emphasizing crop production, pest management, economics, and the interactions among them, will begin at 9:00 and conclude by 3:30. Market updates will be provided throughout the day, and communication among speakers and participants is encouraged. Question-and-answer sessions are scheduled for both morning and afternoon. Lunch and a proceedings with synopses of all presentations are included with registration.

Six Classics will be held around the state:

  • January 6 (Wednesday)--Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn
  • January 8 (Friday)--Champaign I Hotel and Conference Center
  • January 11 (Monday)--Springfield Crowne Plaza
  • January 12 (Tuesday)--Bloomington DoubleTree Hotel
  • January 13 (Wednesday)--Moline i wireless Center
  • January 14 (Thursday)--Malta Kishwaukee College

The following presentations will be included in each of the Classics, though travel schedules may influence the order of speakers:

Terry Niblack--New Information on the Distribution and Management of Corn Nematodes in Illinois
Fabián Fernández--Sulfur for Corn Production in Illinois
Darrel Good--Evaluation of Corn and Soybean Yield Forecast Models for 2009
Vince Davis--High-Yielding Soybeans: What Is High? What Is the Challenge?
Gary Schnitkey--Determinants of Farm Profitability
Emerson Nafziger--Corn Traits and Hybrid Performance
Michael Gray--Managing Insect Pests in a 5% World: A New Odyssey
Aaron Hager--What Does Tomorrow Hold?
Carl Bradley--A Scabby Start with a Moldy Finish: A Look Back at the Major Field Crop Diseases of 2009

You can register for any of the Classics at www.cropsciconferences.org. Preregistrations, at a cost of $60, are accepted through December 20. Registrations received after that date and on-site are $75. If you have any comments or questions, please contact us at 800-321-1296.--Aaron Hager

Aaron Hager

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