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Issue No. 24, Article 1/November 3, 2006

Registration for the 2007 Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference and the University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics Will Be Available Soon

Our IPM Web master will soon have ready online registration for the 2007 Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference and the University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics. We will announce their availability in a special "Alert" in the Bulletin in the near future. For future reference, you can bookmark the Web site: www.ipm.uiuc.edu/conferences.

To pique your interest, here is a synopsis of the conference:

Wednesday, January 3

  • Opening Session (a.m.)--Lessons from a "Quiet" 2006 Season: What Lies Ahead?
  • Symposium A (p.m.)--Healthy Plants: Is Your Disease Threshold Damaged?
  • Symposium B (p.m.)--Seed and Soils: Some Basics of Crop Agronomics
  • Symposium C (p.m.)--Wheat Management in Illinois

Thursday, January 4

  • Symposium D (a.m.)--Seasons of Change (glyphosate-resistant weeds)
  • Symposium E (a.m.)--Insect Management Issues: Did Events of 2006 Set Us Up for 2007?
  • Symposium F (a.m.)--The Influence of Organic Markets and Urban Perspectives on Agrichemical Applications
  • Closing Session (12:00 noon, light lunch served)--Strengthening the Partnership with the Illinois Agribusiness Community

The symposia are all repeated on the days indicated. More information about the conference (including speakers and CEUs for Certified Crop Advisors) is forthcoming.

For the 2007 Corn & Soybean Classics, here is what you can expect to hear:

  • Changing Crop Demand: Implications for Prices, Production, and Policy (Darrel Good)
  • The Truth About Continuous Corn (Emerson Nafziger)
  • Farm-Level Changes Resulting from a Switch to More Corn (Gary Schnitkey)
  • Fall-Applied MAP and DAP Nitrogen: How Much Is There Next Spring? (Fabián Fernandez)
  • Resistance to SCN Resistance (Terry Niblack)
  • Preparing for Soybean Aphids in 2007 (Kevin Steffey)
  • Waterhemp--What Have We Learned? (Aaron Hager)
  • The Fungi Among Us: Why the Rot, and Where's the Rust? (Suzanne Bissonnette)
  • Bt, ECB, ISTs, WCR, IRM, IPM: Sorting It All Out (Mike Gray)

Remember, the Classics will be held in the following cities on the following dates:

  • January 16, Springfield
  • January 17, Collinsville
  • January 18, Mt. Vernon
  • January 23, Bloomington
  • January 24, Malta
  • January 25, Moline

We hope to see you at one or both of these annual educational events. If you have any questions about either program, please don't hesitate to contact me.--Kevin Steffey

Kevin Steffey

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