Kish to host crop management conference

University of Illinois Extension will host the 10th annual Illinois Crop Management Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13 at Kishwaukee College in Malta. The two-day, in-depth program provides university research-based information on crop production issues.

“The conference is geared toward farmers, certified crop advisors, and other agriculture professionals and will address many ‘hot topics’ in agriculture,” said U of I Extension educator Angie Peltier.

Presenters will include faculty from the U of I Extension and the Departments of Crop Sciences, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, and Agricultural Economics in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Presentations will focus on the most current crop, pest, nutrient, and soil and water management research and recommendations.

Registration is required and includes lunch on both days. Advance registration is $130; registration at the door is $150 (checks only). Online and mail-in registration forms and complete information on the topics that will be covered at each conference location are available at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/csrec .

Certified crop advisors can earn up to 13 hours of continuing education units.

Members of the public who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program should contact Angie Peltier at 309-734-5161.