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NICMC 2016

Northern Illinois Crop Management Conference

Posted by Russel Higgins -

Registration is open for the 2016 Northern Illinois Crop Management Conference. The one-day conference will take place on February 10th at the Kishwaukee College Conference Center. The program will provide a forum for discussion and interaction between participants and university researchers and has been designed to address a wide array of topics pertinent to crop production in Illinois: crop management, pest management, nutrient management, soil and water management.

Certified Crop Advisers can earn up to 8 hours of continuing education credit. Advance registration, By February 2nd, is $100 per person. Late and on-site registration is $120. Conference topics include:

  • El Niño, Wet Springs & Timely Side-Dressing N – Dr. Jim Angel, State Climatologist, Illinois State Water Survey
  • Taking 'Em By Surprise: Building a Resilient Herbicide Program – Dr. Aaron Hager, Extension Weed Scientist, Department of Crop Sciences
  • Can We Better Manage Corn N? – Dr. Emerson Nafziger, Extension Cropping Systems Specialist, Department of Crop Sciences
  • Field N Loss: Lessons from the Lake Springfield Watershed – Lowell Gentry, Senior Research Specialist, Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
  • Old Nemeses & New Foes: A Day in the Life of the Plant Clinic – Dr. Suzanne Bissonnette, Plant Clinic Director & interim Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources Program Leader, Department of Crop Sciences
  • Choose Your Own Adventure: 10 Ways to Reduce Nitrate Loss in Tile Drainage – Dr. Laura Christianson, Assistant Professor of Water Quality, Department of Crop Sciences
  • Green Stem Disorder: Answers or Just More Questions? – Michelle Pawlowski, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Crop Sciences
  • What Can Insect Surveys from 2015 Tell Us Going into 2016? – Dr. Nick Tinsley, Post Doctoral Researcher & Instructor, Department of Crop Sciences

Online registration is available for the conference at

For additional information or a mail mail-in registration form, contact Russ Higgins at (815 274 1343815 274 1343), or


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