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Issue No. 23, Article 2/October 8, 2004

Dates and Locations Set for the 2005 University of Illinois Corn and Soybean Classics

In January1998, Extension specialists in the Department of Crop Sciences began staging University of Illinois Corn and Soybean Classics at various venues around the state. These meetings have been very successful, attracting more than 1,000 people annually. Once again for 2005, we think we have an excellent program to deliver. So mark your calendar now and plan to attend one of the Classics:

  • January 11, Bloomington, Interstate Center
  • January 12, Rochelle, Hickory Grove Banquet Center
  • January 13, Moline, The Mark
  • January 18, Springfield, Crowne Plaza
  • January 19, Mt. Vernon, Holiday Inn
  • January 20, Collinsville, Holiday Inn

The presentations for the 2005 Classics will focus on some of the most timely issues associated with corn and soybean production and protection. Although the arrangement of presentations occasionally must be altered to accommodate speakers' schedules, following is the planned line-up:


  • Can We Rotate Our Way to Higher Crop Yields? --Emerson Nafziger
  • More Corn and Less Soybeans: Does It Pay? --Gary Schnitkey and Dale Lattz
  • Economic Aspects of Drainage and Water Management --Richard Cooke
  • More Isn't Always Better --Aaron Hager
  • Characteristics of Soybean Foliar Diseases from Bacterial Blight to Rust --Dean Malvick


  • So You Think You Can Ignore Nematodes? Think Again --Terry Niblack
  • Corn Rootworms Presented Significant Challenges in 2004: Product Performance Issues Linger --Mike Gray
  • Insect Management Redux --Kevin Steffey
  • How Much N Do You Need? --Robert Hoeft

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations, both in the morning and the afternoon.

More details (for example, registration, times, CCA credits) about the Classics will be provided in a future issue of the Bulletin. However, I wanted to give you an overview now so that you can hold the date(s) on your calendar. We know that your schedule for meetings fills up rapidly, so we hope to be among the first to attract your hard-earned attention. We look forward to seeing you at one or more of the Classics.--Kevin Steffey

Kevin Steffey

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