Issue No. 24, Article 1/November 5, 2004
2005 Crop Protection Technology Conference--Topics Announced
Preparations continue for the 57th annual Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference, to be held at the University of Illinois Illini Union, Urbana, January 5 and 6. Participants will be able to tailor their own programs and select from among 65 hours of Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) continuing education credits (41 credits in IPM, 6 credits in soil and water, 13 credits in crop production, 2 credits in crop management, and 3 credits in nutrient management). By attending the keynote session and selecting those symposia and specialized sessions of most interest, participants can earn up to 10 CCA credits at the conference. Provided here is an outline of the 2005 program. Each symposium and specialized session will be offered twice.
Keynote Session--Global Issues: Local Impact
Predicting Climatological Change in the Great Lakes Region: The Reality of the Issue
Climatological Changes: Implications for Agriculture
Elevated Ozone and Carbon Dioxide: Implications for Agriculture
Influence of Elevated Ozone and Carbon Dioxide on Insect Densities
Symposium A--Asian Soybean Rust: Outlook for 2005
Current Status and Breeding for Resistance
Models and Dispersal for Asian Soybean Rust
Management of Asian Soybean Rust
Symposium B--Western Corn Rootworms: A Season to Forget or Remember?
Movement of Variant Western Corn Rootworm Adults Among and Between Fields
Insecticidal Seed Treatments and Soil Insecticides for Corn Rootworm Control
Transgenic YieldGard Rootworm Hybrid Stumbles in Urbana Experiment: Why?
Update on the Range Expansion of the Variant Western Corn Rootworm in Indiana and Illinois
Symposium C--Disease Management Through Foliar Fungicide Application
Management of Soybean Foliar Diseases with Fungicides
Do Foliar Fungicides Have a Place in Corn Production?
Management of Wheat Diseases with Fungicides
Symposium D--Transgenic Issues
Delivering on the Biotech Promise Today and in the Not-So-Distant Future
The Future of Insect Resistance Management: Balancing Ecology, Evolution, and Economics to Determine Best Management Practices
Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds in Illinois: Way Down the Road or Right Around the Corner?
Symposium E--Emerging Crop Production and Protection Issues
What Happened to IPM in the Management of Insects and Diseases in Soybeans?
How Early Is Too Early to Plant?
Western Bean Cutworm: Lessons Learned from Iowa, Expectations for Illinois
Robotics in Agriculture
Symposium F--Regulatory Issues and Resource Management
What Happened to the Pesticides in the Groundwater Management Plan?
Developing Nutrient Standards in Illinois
Soil and Water Quality for Conservation Security Program
Economic Benefits of Conservation Drainage
1. Aquatic Weed Management
2. On-Farm Research: If I Like the Results, It Must Be Real Science
3. Alfalfa Production Management Steps to Greater Profits
4. The Quality of Soil Testing: Expectations, Perceptions, and Reality
5. The Importance of Spray Droplet Size for Ground and Aerial Applications
6. Cyberfarm 2005
7. Asian Soybean Rust: Sampling Protocol, Thresholds, and Scouting
8. The Influence of Soil Physical and Chemical Properties on Herbicide Availability and Degradation
9. Soybean Aphid Management Update: What to Select from a Variety of Pest Management Tools
10. Injury Across the Landscape: When Herbicide Applications Go Awry
11. Troubleshooting Pest Management Challenges in Field Crops
12. Fungicide Basics for Field Crops
13. Secondary Insect Management
14. Wheat Management for the 21st Century: Updating the Old, Introducing the New
15. Corn Nematodes: The Hidden Enemies
For information about the content of the program, please contact one of the program co-chairs: Mike Gray (email@example.com, 217-333-6652), Suzanne Bissonnette (firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-333-4901), Aaron Hager (email@example.com, 217-333-4424), Dean Malvick (firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-265-5166), and Sandy Osterbur (email@example.com, 217-244-2124).
To register for the 2005 Crop Protection Technology Conference, please visit this Web site. This site describes four easy ways to register for the conference. You may also register for the conference by calling (217) 333-2880 or using the toll-free number (877)455-2687.
Early registration is recommended. The preregistration fee is $110 and must be received by December 17. After December 17, participants will be assessed a registration fee of $140. We look forward to a great conference!--Mike Gray and Sandy Osterbur