Crop producers, agribusiness dealers, and field scouts are invited to participate in an "Insect ManagementPast, Present, & Future" workshop on July 26. Sponsored by University of Illinois Extension, the program will be conducted at the Crops Training Center located at the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, 14509 University Road, Shabbona.|
The focus of the workshop will be on management strategies and tactics for insects currently affecting field crops and for those that may affect crops later in the season. Some of the insects to be discussed include armyworm, corn rootworms, soybean aphid, and potato leafhopper. The workshop will include classroom discussion and in-field demonstrations. Dr. Michael Gray, University of Illinois Extension entomologist, will be the principal speaker.
Certified Crop Adviser continuing education units have been applied for.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the program will run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The cost is $15 per person (lunch is not provided), and reservations are due July 19 to the Quad Cities Extension Center, 4550 Kennedy Drive, Suite 2, East Moline, IL 61244, telephone (309)792-2500. A minimum of 20 reservations are needed to conduct the workshop. A brochure is available at Extension offices.--Jim Morrison