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 yearâ€™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