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Reminder: 2002 University of Illinois Corn and Soybean Classic Meetings

December 7, 2001
University of Illinois Extension and research specialists will conduct the University of Illinois Corn and Soybean Classic meetings for the fifth consecutive year in 2002. These classics have become entrenched over the past four years, and attendance continues to increase. The speakers address critical issues in both crop production and crop protection, and we allow plenty of time for questions and answers.

We think we have another informative program slated for 2002. Following are dates, locations, certified crop advisor credit (CCA) information, and a list of the presentations that will be given at each meeting.

Dates and Locations

January 15--Urbana (Holiday Inn)

January 16--Rochelle (Hickory Grove Banquet Center)

January 17--Moline (Mark of the Quad Cities)

January 24--Mt. Vernon (Holiday Inn)

January 30--Collinsville (Holiday Inn)

January 31--Springfield (Crowne Plaza)

Topics and Speakers

· Soil Sampling for Conventional and Site-Specific Management Systems: Does It Matter?--Don Bullock

· Taming the Two Giants--Christy Sprague

· Persistent Problems with Pesky Pigweeds--Aaron Hager

· Keeping Up with the Changes in SCN Management Recommendations--Terry Niblack

· Foiling the Foliar Stem Diseases--Dean Malvick

· A Look at New Grain Pricing Contracts--Darell Good

· Getting Plant Population Right--Emerson Nafziger

· Insect Management Challenges in 2001: Will 2002 Be Different?--Mike Gray and Kevin Steffey

· The New Illinois N Soil Test--Robert Hoeft

Certified Crop Advisor Credits

· Nutrient management--1.5

· Crop management--1.5

· Integrated pest management--3.0

For your convenience, a preregistration form is provided in this issue of the Bulletin. You also can register by calling Conferences and Institutes at (217) 333-2880. If you register on or before January 4, 2002, the fee is $35. If you register after January 4, the fee is $50. The fee includes lunch and a proceedings booklet. Make checks payable to the University of Illinois.

If you are mailing or faxing the registration form, please note that you cannot register more than one person on the same form. Each person must fill out a separate form. However, multiple forms can be mailed in the same envelope, and you may write one check to cover the total payment. Mail the form (along with credit card information or your check) to: Cashiering Office, University of Illinois, 162 Administration Building, 506 S. Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801. Fax the form (along with your credit card information) to Conferences and Institutes at (217) 333-9561. If you prefer to pay by check, fax in the form and mail your check along with the form to the Cashiering Office. You can register on site ($50) by bringing the form and your payment when you attend your chosen conference.

If you have any questions about registration or scheduling, please contact Conferences and Institutes at (217) 333-2881. If you have any questions about the program content, contact Bob Hoeft at (217) 333-4424. We hope to see you at one of theClassics.--Kevin Steffey

Author: Kevin Steffey


The Pest Management and Crop Development Bulletin
Executive Editor: Kevin Steffey, Extension Entomologist

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