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NICMC 2014

Northern Illinois Crop Management Conference three weeks away!

Posted by Russel Higgins -

An opportunity for northern Illinois agronomists and farmers to interact with University specialists without traveling far from home is quickly approaching. The program is targeted for agribusiness and producers. The Northern Illinois Crop Management Conference takes place on February 12th and 13th at Kishwaukee College in Malta. The two day program will feature specialists and researchers from the University of Illinois and Wisconsin. Certified Crop Advisers can earn up to 13 hours of CEU credit. Advance registration through February 4th is $130 per person. Late and on-site registration is $150. Online registration is available at

http://extension.illinois.edu/go/icmcmalta

February 12th Agenda

8:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 Wheat Disease Identification & Management

Dr. Carl Bradley, University of Illinois – Department of Crop Sciences

10:00 Managing Drift of Plant Growth Regulator Herbicides

Dr. Scott Bretthauer, University of Illinois - Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

11:00 Diseases Out Standing in Your Field? Corn & Soybean Findings 2013

Dr. Suzanne Bissonnette, University of Illinois Plant Diagnostic Clinic and IPM Coordinator

Noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. Western Corn Rootworm Resistance to Bt.

Dr. Mike Gray University of Illinois - Department of Crop Sciences

2:00 Understanding the Risk Factors Affecting Farm Financial Strength

Dr. Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois - Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

3:00 Extreme Weather Events: Climate Change or Normal Variability?

Dr. Jim Angel, Illinois State Climatologist – Illinois Water Survey

February 13th

8:00 a.m. Achieving High Corn Yields in a Low Commodity Price World

Dr. Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois - Department of Crop Sciences

9:00 Effects of Cover Crops and No-Till on Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration, Storage, Retention and Loss

Dr. Ken Olson University of Illinois – Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

10:00 The Effect of 80 Years of Genetic Advancement & Breeding on Soybean Agronomic Production Practices

Dr. Vince Davis, University of Wisconsin – Department of Agronomy

11:00 Applied Research: Planning & Using Data from On-Farm Trials

Dr. Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois - Department of Crop Sciences

Noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. Perspectives on Pigweeds: ID & Morphology of Amaranthus Species

Dr. Aaron Hager, University of Illinois - Department of Crop Sciences

2:00 Advanced Soil & Water Management: Part II

Lowell Gentry, University of Illinois – Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

3:00 Site Specific Nitrogen Management

Dennis Bowman, Commercial Ag Educator – University of Illinois Extension

For additional information contact Russ Higgins

rahiggin@illinois.edu

815-274-1343



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