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Register for the University of Illinois Corn and Soybean Classic Meetings

December 6, 2002
Please don't forget to register for the 2003 University of Illinois-sponsored Corn and Soybean Classic meetings that will begin in mid-January. The 2003 sessions will mark the sixth consecutive year these multidisciplinary conferences have been held. The response of our clientele each of the five previous seasons has been very positive, and attendance has continued to grow at these regional conferences. We believe we have another informative program for 2003 with speakers who will address critical issues in the crop production and protection arenas. The format of these meetings calls for short presentations by each speaker, usually lasting about 25 minutes. Following the morning and afternoon sessions, panel discussions with the audiences are scheduled for 30 minutes. Every attempt will be made to enhance the interaction with the audience. So if you have questions for which you are seeking answers, please come to one of these six regional meetings and query the speakers.

Following are dates, locations, certified crop advisor credit (CCA) information, and a list of the presentations that will be given at each Classic meeting.

Dates and Locations

January 14--Bloomington (Interstate Center)

January 15--Rochelle (Hickory Grove Banquet Center)

January 16--Moline (Mark of the Quad Cities)

January 21--Mt. Vernon (Holiday Inn)

January 22--Collinsville (Holiday Inn)

January 23--Springfield (Crowne Plaza)

Topics and Speakers

· Tackling the Jungle of Winter Weeds--Christy Sprague

· The Future of Weed Control in Soybean: How Many Options Will There Be?--Aaron Hager

· New Tests for Soybean Cyst Nematode (and So What?)--Terry Niblack

· Getting to the Root of Soybean Seedling Diseases--Dean Malvick

· Can You Improve Your Marketing Performance?--Darrell Good

· Tillage for Corn and Soybean--Emerson Nafziger

· Japanese Beetles and Western Corn Rootworms: The One-Two Insect Punch of 2002--Michael Gray

· Corn Borers in Illinois: Past, Present, and Future--Kevin Steffey

· Fertilize Correctly: It Pays in Many Ways--Robert Hoeft

Certified Crop Advisor Credits

· Nutrient management--1.0 credit

· Soil and water management--1.0 credit

· Crop management--0.5 credit

· Integrated pest management--4.0 credits

A preregistration form is provided in this issue of the Bulletin. You also can register by calling Conferences and Institutes at (217)333-2880 or toll-free at (877)455-2687. If you register on or before January 3, 2003, the fee is $35. If you register after January 3, 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 to the Cashiering Office. You can register on site ($50) by bringing the form and your payment when you attend your chosen conference. On-site registration will begin at 8:15 a.m., and each conference will adjourn at 3:15 p.m. Travel schedules may require a change in the order of speakers.

If you have questions about registration or scheduling, please contact Conferences and Institutes at (217)333-2880. If you have questions about the program content, contact Bob Hoeft at (217)333-4424. We hope to see you at one of the Classics.--Mike Gray and Kevin Steffey

Author: Kevin Steffey Mike Gray


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Executive Editor: Kevin Steffey, Extension Entomologist

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