Issue No. 2, Article 1/April 4, 2008
Proceedings of Two Key Educational Events in 2008 Are Accessible on the Web
The 60th Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference was held on the University of Illinois campus on January 9 and 10. The 2008 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics were held on five dates at five different locations in January. Together, these educational events comprise our major statewide extension education efforts during the winter, and we capture their content by publishing proceedings.
The Proceedings of the 2008 Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference can be accessed at www.ipm.uiuc.edu/education/proceedings/icptcp2008.pdf. There are 23 papers written by university and industry experts from Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Ohio. The topics range from issues that will affect agriculture for years to come to pest and crop management recommendations for 2008.
The Proceedings of the 2008 Corn & Soybean Classics can be accessed at www.cropsci.uiuc.edu/classic/C_S_Classic_2008.pdf. The nine papers were written by University of Illinois Extension specialists, with emphasis on the here-and-now of crop economics and management. Both publications include considerable information about many topics of relevance for the coming growing season. While waiting for the weather to improve for fieldwork, consider reviewing some of the papers published in these proceedings.--Kevin Steffey