Producers, agribusiness dealers, and crop scouts are invited to participate in a "Field Crop Disease Management" workshop on August 26. The workshop will be conducted at the Crops Training Center at the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, 14509 University Road, Shabbona, and is sponsored by University of Illinois Extension.
The workshop will focus on disease and nematode management issues for corn and soybean in northern Illinois, including a review of diseases that have occurred this season plus those projected to be a problem. Lecture-style presentations will be combined with hands-on demonstrations of diseased plants and short field-tour demonstrations. Drs. Dean Malvick and Terry Niblack, Extension plant pathologists, will lead the discussion. Five IPM continuing education units will be provided to certified crop advisers.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the workshop will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $50 per person; reservations are due by August 18 to the Quad Cities Extension Center, c/o Dave Feltes, 4550 Kennedy Drive, Suite 2, East Moline, IL 61244; telephone, (309)792-2500. Make checks payable to University of Illinois Extension. A minimum of 20 reservations is needed to conduct the workshop.