University of Illinois

Don't Forget to Register for the 1999 Crop Protection Technology Conference

November 6, 1998

Don't forget to register for the Crop Protection Technology Conference (formerly known as the Agricultural Pesticides Conference, the old "Spray School") scheduled for January 6 and 7, 1999. This year's program planning committee has delivered what promises to be an exciting array of speakers and topics. The 1999 program will begin with a keynote session on "Agricultural Biotechnology."

Following the keynote portion of the program, a diverse panel representing many agricultural interests will respond to questions from the media regarding a video created by the National Coalition on Drift Minimization. Other portions of the program on the first day include speakers who will offer insights on the continuing problem with rootworms in first-year corn and the use of transgenic insecticidal cultivars for control of corn rootworms. Many weed science presentations also will be given during the first day by out-of state speakers from Iowa State University, Purdue University, Michigan State University, and the University of Wisconsin.

During the second day, four distinct and challenging sessions will be offered addressing the following areas: plant pathology, precision agriculture and on farm research, fertility and water quality, and the Food Quality and Protection Act. The second day will conclude with the always popular session entitled "New Developments from Industry."

About 11.2 hours of Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) credits will be offered for this conference, in the following categories: crop production (0.8 hour), pest management (8.9 hours), and soil and water (1.5 hours). If you wish to preregister, please complete and return the enclosed form by December 18, 1998. Preregistration is $80; walk-in registration will be $95. All who register will receive one copy each of the 1999 Illinois Agricultural Pest Management Handbook and the Proceedings of the Crop Protection Technology Conference. Additional copies of these publications may be purchased at the conference.

On behalf of the program planning committee and University of Illinois Extension, I extend a warm invitation to attend the 1999 Crop Protection Technology Conference.

Program Highlights

Wednesday Morning, January 6

  • Keynote Session: Agricultural Biotechnology, A Revolution!

  • Minimizing Pesticide Drift: National Coalition on Drift Minimization Video
    and Panel Discussion

Wednesday Afternoon, January 6

  • Corn Rootworm: Status Report on the Latest Research Findings

  • Weed Science: Emerging Issues

Thursday Morning, January 7

  • Plant Pathology: Emerging Issues

  • Precision Agriculture and On-Farm Research

  • Fertility and Water Quality Issues

Thursday Afternoon, January 7

  • Food Quality and Protection Act

  • New Developments from Industry

Author: Mike Gray