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Issue No. 24, Article 3/November 9, 2012

Illinois Crop Management Conferences Scheduled

The latest in research information will be discussed at this winter’s four University of Illinois Crop Management Conferences. These two-day events address a wide array of topics pertinent to crop production, pest management, and natural resource issues and provide a forum for discussion and interaction between participants and university researchers.

Certified Crop Advisers can earn up to 13 hours of CEU credit. Online registration will be available in early December. Advance registration, no later than one week before each conference, is $130. Late and on-site registrations are $150.

These are the topics proposed for this year’s conferences:

  • Managing Wheat for High Yield
  • Western Corn Rootworm Resistance to Bt
  • Effects of the 2011 Ohio Mississippi River Flood
  • Corn Agronomics in the Real World
  • Soybean Agronomics
  • 2012 Ag Drought
  • Corn Ear Rots, Storage Molds, and Mycotoxins
  • Advances in Soybean Breeding
  • Soybean Viruses
  • Nutrient Management after the Drought
  • Understanding Herbicide Mode of Action and Crop Injury
  • Crop Rotation Budgets and Risk Management
  • Soil and Water Management
  • Advanced Soil and Water Management

There are four locations for the regional conferences:

  • January 22–23: Springfield, Northfield Inn Conference Center. (For more information, contact Robert Bellm, 618-427-3349, rcbellm@illinois.edu).
  • January 29–30: Mt. Vernon, Krieger/Holiday Inn Convention Center (Robert Bellm, 618-427-3349, rcbellm@illinois.edu).
  • February 5–6: Champaign, I Hotel and Conference Center (Dennis Bowman, 217-244-0851, ndbowman@illinois.edu).
  • February 12–13: Malta, Kishwaukee College Conference Center (Russ Higgins, 815-274-1343, rahiggin@illinois.edu).

--Robert Bellm

Robert Bellm

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