University of Illinois Extension serving Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph and Williamson Counties
402 Ava Rd.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)
1212 Route 14 West
Benton, IL 62812
Hours: M–F, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)
3764 State Rte 13/127
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Hours: Mon - Wed, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1pm)
313 West Belmont Street
Sparta, IL 62286
Hours: M–Th, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)
101-B East DeYoung
Marion, IL 62959
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1pm)
2018 Crop Management Conference – Mt. Vernon, IL
January 24, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton
222 Potomac Blvd
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 (Jefferson County)
This regional conference provides a forum for discussion and interaction between participants and University researchers. We are looking forward to introducing new specialists from the University of Illinois. We will also be offering dicamba training at the conclusion of the conference.
Certified Crop Advisers can earn up to 8 hours of continuing education credit. Advance registration, no later than one week before the conference, is $100 per person. Late and on-site registration is $120 (on-site starting at 7am). A link to the location-specific agenda can be found below (see “View more information”). That agenda will contain a link for online registration, or you may navigate your browser to http://web.extension.illinois.edu/csrec/ for more information.
2018 topics include:
· Insect Management in Corn and Soybeans – Dr. Nick Seiter, University of Illinois, Department of Crop Sciences
· How Do We Measure Success with Dicamba in 2018? – Dr. Aaron Hager, University of Illinois, Department of Crop Sciences
· Crop Economics in a Continuing and New Normal Price Environment – Dr. Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Economics
· Chippin’ Away at Nitrate Loss with Woodchip Bioreactors – Dr. Laura Christianson, University of Illinois, Department of Crop Sciences
· Managing Winter Wheat for Profitable Yields – Dr. Carrie Knott, University of Kentucky, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
· Designing Crops of the Future for Maximum Efficiency and Productivity – Dr. Anthony Studer, University of Illinois, Department of Crop Sciences
· Explaining the 2017 Growing Season – Dr. Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois, Department of Crop Sciences
In early October 2017, the EPA approved revised labels for Xtendimax, FeXapan, and Engenia. In addition to being classified as restricted use pesticides, the labels now require applicators to attend an annual dicamba or group 4 herbicide-specific training prior to using the products. At 4 pm, a 60-minute “Dicamba Training for Illinois” provided by industry educators will be available. This training will meet the new educational requirements.
View more information about this event.