No. 25 Article 4/December 3, 2004

2005 Crop Protection Technology Conference--Don't Forget to Register

On behalf of the planning committee for the 57th annual Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference (University of Illinois, Illini Union, Urbana, January 5 and 6), I extend our invitation to those in the crop production and protection arenas to take part in this annual conference. We are very pleased with the number of registrations received thus far. This conference continues to grow in popularity because of the flexibility of the format and the chance for attendees to interact with crop production experts across the Corn Belt. Participants have the ability to tailor their own programs and select from among 65 hours of Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) continuing education credits (41 credits in IPM, 6 credits in soil and water, 13 credits in crop production, 2 credits in crop management, and 3 credits in nutrient management). By attending the keynote session and selecting the symposia and specialized sessions of most interest, participants can earn up to 10 CCA credits.

To register, visit the following Web site. This site describes four easy ways to register for the conference.

  1. Fill out the interactive Web form and click the submit button.
  2. Fax a registration form from the Web site to (217) 333-9561 (available 24 hours a day).
  3. Mail a registration form and payment to:

      Cashiering Office
      University of Illinois
      162 Henry Administration Building
      506 S. Wright Street
      Urbana, IL 61801
     
  4. Call (217) 333-2880 or toll-free (877) 455-2687 to register by phone. A registration form and check or credit card information must then be received at the above address.

For information about program content, please contact program co-chairs Mike Gray (megray@uiuc.edu, 217-333-6652), Suzanne Bissonnette (sbissonn@uiuc.edu, 217-333-4901), Aaron Hager (hager@uiuc.edu, 217-333-4424), Dean Malvick (dmalvick@uiuc.edu, 217-265-5166), or Sandy Osterbur (saosterb@uiuc.edu, 217-244-2124).

Early registration is recommended. The preregistration fee of $110 must be received by December 17. After December 17, participants will be assessed a registration fee of $140. We look forward to a great conference!--Mike Gray and Sandy Osterbur

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