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Field Crop Session to Focus on Drift

May 25, 2001
Crop producers, agribusiness dealers, and crop scouts are invited to participate in a workshop titled "Managing Herbicide Drift and Injury" on June 7. Sponsored by University of Illinois Extension, the program will be conducted at the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, 14509 University Road, Shabbona.

The focus of the workshop will be on strategies to reduce herbicide drift on agronomic and ornamental plants. Some of the topics include new and nifty nozzles, herbicide drift injury symptoms, checklist to reduce drift, determining who is responsible for drift, and the drift complaint process. In addition, weed seed bank dynamics will be discussed, and a spray nozzle demonstration table will be illustrated. Speakers will be from the University of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

We have applied for continuing education credits for certified crop advisers.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the program will be presented from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $25.00 per person; reservations are due by May 29 at the Quad Cities Extension Center, 4550 Kennedy Drive, Suite 2, East Moline, IL 61244, telephone (309)792-2500. We need a minimum of 20 reservations to conduct the workshop. A brochure describing the workshop is available on the Web at Click on "Find an Office," then on "Search for an Office," and finally on "Quad Cities Center."--Jim Morrison

Author: Jim Morrison

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