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Corn and Soybean Classics Program Schedule

Posted by John Fulton -

The 2012 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics will mark the 15th year of this educational program related to crop production and pest management.

"The 2012 program emphasizes crop production, pest management, economics, and the interactions among them," said Aaron Hager, U of I Extension weed specialist. "Market updates will be provided throughout the day, and communication between speakers and participants is encouraged."

The dates and meeting locations for the 2012 Corn & Soybean Classics are:

January 10 (Tuesday): Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn

January 11 (Wednesday): Springfield Crowne Plaza

January 12 (Thursday): Champaign I Hotel and Conference Center

January 16 (Monday): Bloomington DoubleTree Hotel

January 17 (Tuesday): Malta Kishwaukee College

January 18 (Wednesday): Moline i wireless Center

January 19 (Thursday): Quincy Holiday Inn

Program speakers and their respective topics of discussion include: Richard Cooke – It's Still about Yields: Developments in Drainage in Illinois; Gary Schnitkey – Evaluating Rotation and Other Factors that Impact Profitability and Risk; Aaron Hager – Move Over, Waterhemp, Make Way for Palmer Amaranth; Carl Bradley – Wilts, Spots, Blights and Streaks: Old and Emerging Diseases of Corn; Mike Gray – Insect Surveys in Producers' Corn and Soybean Fields: What did We Learn?; Fabi├ín Fern├índez – Measuring Soil Fertility the Right Way; and Emerson Nafziger – Fixing What Ails Continuous Corn.

The program will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude by 3 p.m. Question-and-answer sessions are scheduled for both morning and afternoon sessions. A noon lunch and a proceedings booklet containing synopses of all presentations will be provided to each registrant.

Registration is now open at Pre-registration is $60 through December 16. Registrations received between Dec. 17 and Jan. 1, and all on-site registrations are $75. Additional questions may be directed to 800-321-1296.

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