Corn and soybean classic comes to Kish College

Registration is now open for the 2015 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. at dates and locations throughout January 2015, will feature eight 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.  

The 2014 Corn & Soybean Classics will be held Jan. 7 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in Peoria, Jan. 8 at the iWireless Center in Moline, Jan. 9 at Kishwaukee College in Malta, Jan. 12 at Springfield Crowne Plaza, Jan. 13 at the Champaign I Hotel and Conference Center, and Jan. 14 at the Mount Vernon Holiday Inn.

Planned speakers and topics of discussion include Jim Angel, with weather conditions in 2014 and the outlook for 2015; Richard Cooke, on optimizing drainage systems to improve yields and water quality; Gary Schnitkey, with a crop economic outlook and responses to that outlook; Mike Gray on inputs and insect management considerations for 2015; Carl Bradley on getting to know the foliar diseases of corn; Emerson Nafziger on nitrogen on corn; Aaron Hager on the best-laid plans for weeds by man sometimes go awry; and Scott Bretthauer on evaluating drift reduction technologies for making applications of dicamba and glyphosate.

A noon lunch and a proceedings booklet containing synopses of all presentations will be provided to each registrant. Registration is $75. Register at www.cropsciconferences.com.  For more information call 800-321-1296 or 217-333-4424.

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