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Issue No. 24, Article 2/November 9, 2012

Agenda for the University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics

On behalf of my University of Illinois colleagues, I would like to announce program details of January'€™s Corn & Soybean Classics. We look forward to greeting many who have attended one or more previous meetings and warmly welcome those who will attend for the first time.

The annual Corn & Soybean Classics feature presentations by specialists on the most current and timely information on crop production and pest management. This year’s 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, and each registrant receives lunch and a proceedings booklet with synopses of all presentations.

These are the dates and locations for the six meetings:

  • January 7 (Monday): Champaign I Hotel and Conference Center
  • January 8 (Tuesday): Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn
  • January 9 (Wednesday): Springfield Crowne Plaza
  • January 14 (Monday): Peoria Par-A-Dice Hotel
  • January 15 (Tuesday): Moline i wireless Center
  • January 16 (Wednesday): Malta Kishwaukee College

The following speakers will participate in each program, though travel schedules may influence the order in which they appear:

  • Mike Gray: Soil Insecticides and Bt Hybrids: An Insurance-Based Approach Here to Stay?
  • Gary Schnitkey: Overall Grain Farm Profitability and Rotation Impacts
  • Emerson Nafziger: Lessons in Agronomy from the Drought of 2012
  • Fabián Fernández: Nitrogen Management After the Drought
  • Bob Wolf: Calibrating Sprayers to Meet Label-Specified Spray Quality Requirement--A New Concept for Applicators
  • Aaron Hager: Season-Long Residual Weed Control: How Many Seasons Might That Include?
  • Carl Bradley: Effect of Foliar Fungicides on Diseases, Stalk Integrity, and Yield of Corn

Register online for the Classics at www.cropsciconferences.com. Advance registration--through December 16--costs $60. Registrations received after that date and on-site are $75. If you have any comments or questions, call us at your convenience (800-321-1296).--Aaron Hager

Aaron Hager

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