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Issue No. 25, Article 3/December 7, 2007

2008 Crop Management Conferences to Address Critical Issues

The latest perspectives on critical crop production issues will be discussed at three University of Illinois regional crop management conferences in January and February. These two-day conferences are designed to address a wide array of hot topics pertinent to crop production and pest management and to provide a forum for in-depth discussion and interaction between participants and university crop specialists.

At each conference, participants will be able to attend three general sessions of broad interest, including bioenergy opportunities, new water quality nutrient standards, and maximizing soybean yields. They also can attend up to six specialized concurrent sessions focusing on crop management issues, such as foliar fungicides for corn and soybean, fertilizer economics, GPS technology, weed resistance, on-farm research design, insect and disease pests, and crop budgets, crop insurance, and risk management.

Certified Crop Advisers can earn up to 13 hours of CEU credit. Advance registration, no later than one week before each conference, is $100 per person. Late and on-site registration is $125. The fee includes lunch, refreshments, and handouts for both days. There is no one-day registration option.

Dates and location for the three regional conferences follow:

  • January 29-30: Southern Illinois Crop Management Conference, Rend Lake Conference Center, Whittington. For more information, contact Dennis Epplin, Mt. Vernon Extension Center (618-242-9310, depplin@uiuc.edu).
  • February 12-13: Central Illinois Crop Management Conference, Route 66 Hotel and Conference Center, Springfield. For more information, contact Robert Bellm, Edwardsville Extension Center (618-692-9434; rcbellm@uiuc.edu).
  • February 19-20: Northern Illinois Crop Management Conference, Kishwaukee College Convention Center, Malta. For more information, contact Greg Clark, Whiteside Extension Unit (815-772-4075; gmclark@uiuc.edu).

--Robert Bellm

Robert Bellm

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