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Issue No. 9, Article 1/May 21, 2004

Training Session to Focus on Managing Crop Production

Producers, agribusiness dealers, and crop scouts are invited to participate in "Managing Crop Production," a workshop sponsored by University of Illinois Extension on Thursday, June 10, in DeKalb County. The workshop will be conducted at the Crops Training Center on the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, 14509 University Road, Shabbona.

Classroom discussions and in-field demonstrations will focus on implications of corn and soybean growth and development stages, as well as results of current crop production research. Row spacing, plant population, seeding date, twin rows, and deep tillage are some of the research topics to be discussed. In-field demonstrations include plant-to-plant spacing variability, soybean replanting, hail damage, and soybean plant type and herbicide application.

Dr. Emerson Nafziger, Extension crop production specialist, will lead the discussion along with Extension educators. Three continuing education units for certified crop advisers have been applied for.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; the workshop will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (lunch not provided). The cost is $25 per person, and reservations are due by June 3 to the Quad Cities Extension Center, c/o Dave Feltes, 4550 Kennedy Drive, Suite 2, East Moline, IL 61244; telephone (309)792-2500. If you pay by check, make it payable to University of Illinois Extension. A minimum of 20 reservations is needed to conduct the workshop.--Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison

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