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LaSalle County
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Email: uie-blmp@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Bureau County
850 Thompson St,
Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
FAX: 815-875-2870
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LaSalle County
1689 North 31st Road,
Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Marshall-Putnam County
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

Soil and Water Management Seminar

NEWS RELEASE – PREPARED BY Jill Guynn, County Director

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit

 

Soil and Water Management Seminar Offers Continuing Education for Certified Crop Advisors

Soil and water interactions will be the focus of a Soil and Water Management Live Webinar sponsored by University of Illinois Extension on February 20, 2018. The workshop will be held at University of Illinois Extension on the IVCC campus. Presentations will be delivered via PowerPoint and web conferencing from 9 a.m. to 230 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

“Those attending will hear about the latest University of Illinois research on soil erosion and how extreme weather affects nutrient transport.  Other presenters from Purdue, Georgia and Missouri will discuss cover crop selection, soil microbes, and soil health tests,” says Duane Friend, University of Illinois Extension Educator. Certified Crop Advisors will receive 4.5 continuing education units in Soil and Water Management by attending this seminar.

Extension will hold the seminar at IVCC, Oglesby, in Room CTC 124, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Presentations will be delivered via PowerPoint and web conferencing. Lunch is included in the registration fee of $45. along with program materials. Advance registration is required by February 19. Registration made be made online at:

https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=17522.

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or by calling University of Illinois Extension - Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit at 815-224-0889. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please indicate when registering.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Where Does Eroded Soil Come From and Where Does It Go?  Implications for Soil and Stream Management

Dr. Bruce L. Rhoads and Dr. Thanos Papanicolaou, UIUC and University of Tennessee

  • How Extreme Weather Controls Nutrient Exports From the Agricultural Midwest to the Gulf, and What We Can Do About It

Dr. Adam Ward and Laura Keefer, University of Indiana and UIUC

  • Managing Microbes: AMF in Cropping Systems

Dr. Wendy Taheri, Terra Nimbus LLC

  • Cover crops: Benefits and Selection

Dr. Eileen Kladivko, Purdue University

  • Soil Health Tests and How They Can Be Used in a Crop Management Program

Donna Brandt, University of Missouri

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Source: Jill Guynn, County Extension Director, jguynn@illinois.edu