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University of Illinois Extension serving Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties

LaSalle County
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Bureau County
850 Thompson St,
Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
FAX: 815-875-2870
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

LaSalle County
1689 North 31st Road,
Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Marshall-Putnam County
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Upcoming Events

Northwest Illinois Agronomy Summit

January 15, 2019 (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM )

Highland Community College Conference Center
2998 W. Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032 ( County)

The 2018 growing season has been a challenge for producers in Northern IL to say the least! A cold, wet spring prevented us from getting the crop in the ground, and extensive late-season rainfall delayed us in getting it out despite the record-breaking yield predictions for the corn and soybean crop. Despite the fantastic growing conditions experienced throughout most of crop development, things were far from perfect this year; a wide array of issues popped up throughout the growing season to cause problems for producers including: insect pests, foliar disease, stalk rot, ear rot, and lodging. However, with problems come solutions and it is for that reason the University of Illinois Extension is pleased to announce that the first Northwest Illinois Agronomy Summit will be held at the Highland Community College Student Conference Center, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport, IL on January 15th, 2019 from 8:30a.m.- 4:00p.m., with registration beginning at 8 a.m.

“Prolonged periods of excessive moisture caused a wide-variety of problems for producers in Northwest Illinois. Producers had to deal with nutrient deficiencies as well as a variety insect pests and disease issues in both corn and soybean. It feels like we had a little bit of everything this year,” Commercial Agriculture Educator Phillip Alberti said. Importantly, 2018 also saw a dramatic increase in incidence and severity of Tar Spot across the state and this has led to many questions about a disease we are unfamiliar with; which is why we are excited to bring Dr. Nathan Kleczewski from the University of Illinois to teach us more about this disease, what research is being done, and how producers may be able to combat it.

The theme for this year’s conference is Updates in Nutrient and Pest Management. For Certified Crop Advisors, 6.5 CEU’s will be available, including the categories of nutrient and pest management.

The cost of the program is $30 per person. Pre-registration required by Friday, January 11.

Registration can be completed on-line or by calling the U of I Extension at (815) 235-4125. Lunch will be provided to program participants.


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