Registration is now open for the 2014 University of Illinois Corn and Soybean Classics. “We look forward to welcoming back many who have attended one or more of our previous meetings and extend a warm welcome to those who will attend for the first time,” said Aaron Hager, a U of I associate professor of weed science.
The program, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. over various dates and locations throughout January 2014, will feature nine presentations that emphasize crop production, pest management, economics, and the interactions among them. Market updates will be provided throughout the day, and communication between speakers and participants is encouraged. Question and answer sessions are scheduled for both morning and afternoon sessions.
One of the Classics will be held at Kishwaukee College on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Other locations include Champaign, Mt. Vernon, Springfield, Peoria and Moline.
Program speakers and topics of discussion include:
• Jim Angel – The unusual weather of 2013 and the outlook for 2014 Emerson Nafziger – By force or finesse: Getting soybeans to produce high yields
• Randy Nelson and Brian Diers – Managing soybean diseases and pests with genetic resistance
• Aaron Hager – Marestail: A “surprising” weed species in 2013
• Adam Davis – Palmer Amaranth: A looming threat to soybean production in Illinois?
• Ken Olson – Effects of 24 years of conservation tillage systems on soil organic carbon and soil productivity
• Carl Bradley – Fungicides for corn and soybean: Does it make sense (cents)?
• Gary Schnitkey – Machinery, farm size, and profits
• Mike Gray – Results from statewide insect surveys and an update on the troublesome rootworm injury to rotated Bt corn. A noon lunch and a proceedings booklet containing synopses of all presentations will be provided to each registrant. Registration is $75 in advance and on-site. Register for the 2014 University of Illinois Corn and Soybean Classics at http://www.cropsciconferences.com. For more information call 1-800-321-1296 or 217-333-4424.
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