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Dates for the Crop Protection Technology Conference (formerly known as the Agricultural Pesticides Conference, the old "Spray School") have been set for January 6 and 7, 1999. Please mark your calendars.
Kevin Steffey and I rotate the chairmanship for this conference, and I’m at the plate this season. The 1999 program is already beginning to take shape. Our keynote session on January 6 will feature speakers who will address several themes revolving around biotechnology and agriculture. On the first day, presenters will discuss many of the issues concerning drift and its potential implications. Other speakers the first day will describe some of the latest research efforts in the entomology and weed science areas.
Starting bright and early on January 7, the second day of the conference will begin with presentations focusing on plant pathology issues. Other sessions during the second day include discussions on precision agriculture, on-farm research, fertility and water quality issues, and the Food Quality and Protection Act. The conference will conclude with many presentations on the newest developments from industry.
Participants will be exposed to two full days of the latest crop protection technology research from the public and private sector. Please plan to attend! If you have any questions or comments about the 1999 program, please give me a call. More details for the conference will be provided in our October issue of the Bulletin.