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2001 Corn and Soybean Classic Presentations on the Web

April 6, 2001
Many of you are aware of the series of University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classic meetings we initiated during the winter of 1998. Extension specialists at the University of Illinois developed these regional meetings to deliver the most current information about crop production and crop protection to producers and agribusiness professionals throughout the state. In January 2001, we conducted Classic meetings in the following cities: Champaign, DeKalb, Rock Island, Mt. Vernon, Collinsville, and Springfield. More than 1,100 people attended the meetings.

As a result of one telephone call to Bob Hoeft, Extension specialist in crop fertility in the Department of Crop Sciences, we decided to record the presentations to make them available to people who were not able to attend. Todd Gleason and John Tubbs, with Information Technology and Communication Services in the College of ACES, taped all 10 presentations at the DeKalb meeting and synchronized the audio with the Power Point slides for presentation on the Web. Following are the titles of the presentations and the speakers who delivered them:

· Transgenic Hybrids, Seed Treatments, and Soil Insecticides: Making Sense of Soil Insect Control--Mike Gray

· Grape Colaspis in Corn and Aphids in Soybean: Will There Be a Repeat Performance in 2001?--Kevin Steffey

· Emerging Weed Problems in Illinois--Aaron Hager

· Is There a Yield Penalty from Postemergence Soybean Herbicide Injury?--Christy Sprague

· Evaluation of Market Advisory Services--Darrell Good

· Put N and P in the Crop, Not the Water--Robert Hoeft

· Stalk Quality, Yield, and Corn Hybrids: Was the "Nightmare" of 2000 a Fluke?--Emerson Nafziger

· Corn Diseases in 2000--Dean Malvick

· Soybeans: Got Disease? It's Not a Good Thing--Suzanne Bissonnette

· Temperature, Residue, and Yields from Different Tillage Systems--Bill Simmons

You can listen to and watch these presentations at the Department of Crop Sciences Web site, At the site, scroll down to "Research, Outreach, and Extension Programs" and click on "Extension Publications, Classics & New Info." Under "Recent Bulletins from Crop Sciences Extension," click on "Corn and Soybean Classic Publications." Click on 2001 to get to the list of presentations. Click on the "Real Player" icon to bring up the presentation. If you do not have Real Player installed on your computer, you will be instructed about how to install it.

We intend to continue with this type of information delivery for the annual Classics and other educational meetings. Please visit the site and let us know what you think. All input is welcome.--Kevin Steffey

Author: Kevin Steffey

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