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Issue No. 6, Article 1/May 14, 2010

Workshops Scheduled at Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

The dates are set for the annual summer Crops Training Center Updates at the University of Illinois Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center (located near Shabbona in DeKalb County). All sessions will be of interest to grain producers, agribusiness dealers, and crop scouts. Continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisers will be available.

The first workshop, on Thursday, June 3, will begin with a presentation on soil compaction by Dr. Dick Wolkowski, University of Wisconsin. Area extension educators will discuss the 2009 Illinois corn nematode survey, the 2010 insect species monitoring program, and soybean white mold management.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the workshop runs from 9:00 to noon (lunch not provided). The cost is $30 per person for advance registration, due by June 1. At least 20 reservations are needed for the program to be held. You can register online with a credit card (web.extension.uiuc.edu/whiteside) or by mail: University of Illinois Extension, Whiteside County Unit, c/o Greg Clark, 100 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270. Make checks payable to University of Illinois Extension. Walk-in registration will be $40. A brochure is available from Whiteside County Extension and other Extension offices in northern Illinois.

Additional workshops are set for July 8 (corn canopy development and cover crop species selection and management) and August 9 (biomass production and late-season weed control). Watch the Bulletin for registration details. To reach the center, go 1 mile east of Shabbona on Route 30, then 5½ miles north on University Road.

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