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Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.
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Upcoming Local Soil Fertility-Nutrient and Soil and Water Management Programs

With 2013 harvest and fall field operations completed in near record time and the recent snap of colder weather, perhaps you are itching to get out and about to some winter Extension programs.

Two programs (Soil Fertility and Soil and Water Management Workshops) have been scheduled to occur in many Extension Units throughout the state in February. Check your local Extension Unit's webpage to determine whether they plan to offer these two programs.

Details and links to register for the these programs in the Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren County Extension Unit are listed below.

Soil Fertility Workshop: Nutrient Management for Certified Crop Advisers

February 15, 2013 (9:00 AM - 2:30 PM )

Knox County Extension Office
180 S Soangetaha Rd
Galesburg, IL 61401 (Knox County)

This workshop will be held on Friday, February 15, and will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Knox County Extension Office. It will be taught via distance education and feature specialists from Illinois and Missouri. Five hours of CCA continuing education credit in Nutrient Management have been applied for.

Topics and speakers are as follows:
  • Successful Nitrogen Management: How N rate, timing, source, and additives affect success - Peter Scharf
  • Secondary and Micronutrients: Which ones and how do you know you might need them? - Robert Bellm
  • How CEC and Soil Nutrients are Related: Why CEC is an important tool in determining your fertility goal - Pete Fandel
  • Utilizing GPS and Remote Sensing: Can all farms economically utilize these technologies? - Dennis Bowman
  • Summary of Regional and State Research on Soil Nutrients - Fabian Fernandez

Registration costs are $50 per person, which includes lunch, break refreshments, and handouts. The deadline for registration is Friday, February 8th.

Click here to register.

Soil and Water Management Workshop for Certified Crop Advisors

February 28-28, 2013 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM )

McDonough County 4-H Building
3028 W. Jackson St.
Macomb, IL 61455 (McDonough County)

University of Illinois Extension will host a Soil and Water Management Workshop for Certified Crop Advisors on Thursday, February 28. The workshop is planned to provide up to 2 hours of CEU's (1 hour in Soil and Water Management and 1 hour in Crop Management). The workshop will be a web conference presentation, using Telenet and PowerPoint.

  • Cover Crops/Bioenergy Crops, Dr. Laura Gentry, University of Illinois
  • Biomass Crops and Soil & Water Issues, Dr. Emily Heaton, Iowa State University
  • Drought and Pastures for 2013, Gary Letterly, University of Illinois Extension
  • Climate Change??, Dr. Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota

The workshop will be held from 8:30 am to noon at the McDonough County 4-H Building in Macomb (3028 W Jackson St).

Registration fee for Certified Crop Advisors and others interested in the workshop will be $20 per person. The deadline for registration is Thursday, February 21.

Click here to register.

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