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Reminder: 2003 Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference, January 7 and 8

December 6, 2002
This is the last reminder to register for the 2003 Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference. The 2003 program will be conducted at the Illini Union on the University of Illinois campus (January 7 and 8). Highlights of the conference include the following:

Keynote session: Homeland Security and Ag Bio-Terrorism (0.5 CCA credit in Pest Management)

· Integrated Food and Ag-Biosecurity Command and Control Concept

· Homeland Security in Illinois: An Agenda

· Decision Making in Times of Uncertain Crises: Consumers' Risk Attitudes and Risk Perceptions

· National Plant Pest and Disease Network: Increased Vigilance for Agricultural Security

Six symposia (four presentations within each symposium)

· Environmental Stewardship and Spray Drift (1.0 CCA credit in Pest Management)

· Invasive Species (1.5 CCA credits in Pest Management)

· Improving Water Quality and Natural Resources (1.5 CCA credits in Soil and Water Management)

· Key Pest and Crop Management Issues (1.0 CCA credit in Pest Management)

· Stewardship of Transgenic Technologies (1.5 CCA credits in Pest Management)

· New Developments in Crop Protection Products: A University's Perspective (1.5 CCA credits in Pest Management)

Fifteen seminars (smaller group interactions)

· Conflict An Opportunity for Development

· Economics of Site-Specific Management (1.5 CCA credits in Crop Management)

· Biology and Control of Selected Problem Weeds (1.5 CCA credits in Pest Management)

· Aquatic Weed Management (1.5 CCA credits in Pest Management)

· Earthworms and Soil Management Practices (1.5 CCA credits in Soil and Water Management)

· Disease Interactions: SCN, SDS, and BSR: What's Going on Here? (1.5 CCA credits in Pest Management)

· Stress and the Common Corn Plant (1.5 CCA credits in Crop Management)

· Managing Birds, Deer, and Small Rodents in the Field (1.5 CCA credits in Pest Management)

· Getting It Right the First Time: Calibrating Field Sprayers (1.5 CCA credits in Pest Management)

· Transmission of Bean Pod Mottle Virus in Soybeans by Bean Leaf Beetles and Western Corn Rootworm Adults (1.5 CCA credits in Pest Management)

· Herbicide Fate as Influenced by the Soil Environment (1.5 CCA credits in Soil and Water Management)

· Winter Annual Weed Management (1.5 CCA credits in Pest Management)

· CSI: Crop Symptom Investigation (1.5 CCA credits in Pest Management)

· Drift Reduction Tools and Techniques (1.5 CCA credits in Soil and Water Management)

· Understanding Herbicide Modes of Action: Invaluable in Diagnosing Herbicide Injury and Preventing Resistance Development (1.5 CCA credits in Pest Management)

The presentations will be offered by a variety of experts from the University of Illinois, United States Department of Agriculture, Penn State University, Washington State University, Illinois Department of Agriculture, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Purdue University, Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, and Kansas State University. In addition, several speakers from the private sector will play an important role in this conference.

For your convenience, we are providing a preregistration form in this issue of the Bulletin. In addition to mailing in the completed form, you can register by

· calling Conferences and Institutes at (217)333-2880 or toll-free at (877)455-2687,

· faxing this form to Conferences and Institutes at (217)333-9561, or

· going online at https://www.conted.uiuc.edu/fmpro/cptc2003.html.

Registration numbers are up this year. So please register early and keep this trend moving in a positive direction! We look forward to welcoming you to the 2003 Crop Protection Technology Conference.--Mike Gray and Kevin Steffey

Author: Kevin Steffey


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

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