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Issue No. 24, Article 2/November 4, 2011

2012 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics Agenda

On behalf of my colleagues, I would like to announce the program details of the 2012 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics. The upcoming meetings will mark the 15th iteration of the Classics, an educational program that provides our clientele the most timely information on crop production and pest management. All the planners have worked diligently to ensure that the 2012 Classics meet your needs.

The program, emphasizing crop production, pest management, economics, and the interactions among them, will begin at 9:00 and conclude by 3:00. 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. Registration includes lunch and a booklet with synopses of all presentations.

There are seven locations for the 2012 Classics:

  • January 10 (Tuesday): Mt. Vernon, Holiday Inn
  • January 11 (Wednesday): Springfield, Crowne Plaza
  • January 12 (Thursday): Champaign, I Hotel and Conference Center
  • January 16 (Monday): Bloomington, DoubleTree Hotel
  • January 17 (Tuesday): Malta, Kishwaukee College
  • January 18 (Wednesday): Moline, i wireless Center
  • January 19 (Thursday): Quincy, Holiday Inn

The following speakers will present at each Classic (though their order may vary):

  • Richard Cooke: "It's Still about Yields: Developments in Drainage in Illinois"
  • Gary Schnitkey: "Evaluating Rotation and Other Factors that Impact Profitability and Risk"
  • Aaron Hager: "Move Over, Waterhemp-Make Way for Palmer Amaranth"
  • Carl Bradley: "Wilts, Spots, Blights, and Streaks: Old and Emerging Diseases of Corn"
  • Mike Gray: "Insect Surveys in Producers' Corn and Soybean Fields: What Did We Learn?"
  • Fabián Fernández: "Measuring Soil Fertility the Right Way"
  • Emerson Nafziger: "Fixing What Ails Continuous Corn"

Registration for the Classics is now open: visit our website at www.cropsciconferences.org. Registrations made through December 16 cost $60. The price increases to $75 for registrations received December 17 through January 1 and on-site. If you have any comments or questions, please contact us at your convenience (800-321-1296).--Aaron Hager

Aaron Hager

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