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2004 Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference

December 4, 2003

The 2004 Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference will be held at the Illini Union on the University of Illinois campus January 7 and 8. The conference will feature a wide variety of topics, with presentations by experts from the University of Illinois, the University of Wisconsin, Cornell University, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Kansas State University, Southern Illinois University, the Illinois Department of Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, several speakers from the private sector will play an important role in the conference. A detailed summary of the program follows.

Keynote session--Trends and Future (1.0 CCA credit in Crop Management and 1.0 CCA credit in Pest Management)

  • Trends and Future: Agriculture
  • Trends and Future: Integrated Pest Management
  • Trends and Future: Seed Industry
  • Trends and Future: Agrichemical Industry

Six symposia (three or four presentations within each symposium)

  • Pest Resistance (1.5, Pest Management)
  • Equipment and Application Technology (0.5, Soil and Water Management; 1.0, Pest Management)
  • Seed Purity Issues (1.5, Crop Management)
  • Emerging and Challenging Pest and Production Issues (1.0, Pest Management; 0.5, Crop Management)
  • Pesticide Repackaging, Storage, Transport, and Application Concerns (1.5, Soil and Water Management)
  • New Developments in Crop Protection Products (1.5, Pest Management)
  • Fifteen seminars (single presentations with smaller group interactions)
  • Herbicide Persistence in the Soil Environment (1.5, Soil and Water Management)
  • Corn Diseases and Their Management (1.5, Pest Management)
  • Retail Seed Treatment 101 (1.5, Pest Management)
  • Management of Forages for Better Yield and Profit (1.5, Crop Management)
  • Identification and Management of Winter Annual Weed Species (1.5, Pest Management)
  • Crucial Conversations, Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High (1.5, Professional Development)
  • Got Dead Stuff (1.5, Pest Management)
  • Cleaning Up Your Act--Reducing Pesticide Cross-Contamination (1.5, Soil and Water Management)
  • Water Quality Research in Illinois (1.5, Soil and Water Management)
  • PDA Use and Data Management (1.5, Professional Development)
  • Corn and Soybean Nematodes (1.5, Pest Management)
  • Field Crop Scouting Calendar and Techniques (0.75, Pest Management; 0.75, Crop Management)
  • The White Grub Complex in Corn (1.5, Pest Management)
  • Pandora's Pond (1.5, Soil and Water Management)
  • Corn Rootworm Management in the Corn/Soybean Cropping System (1.5, Pest Management)

The preregistration form (pdf) in this issue indicates the four ways you can register for the conference. We wish you a happy and safe holiday season, and look forward to welcoming you to the 2004 Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference.--Aaron Hager

Author: Aaron Hager


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