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University of Illinois Extension serving Boone, DeKalb and Ogle Counties

Ogle County
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Boone County
205 Cadillac Court
Unit 3
Belvidere, IL 61008-1733
Phone: 815-544-3710
FAX: 815-544-4606
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

DeKalb County
1350 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178-3166
Phone: 815-758-8194
FAX: 815-758-8199
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Upcoming Events

2018 Crop Management Conference - Malta

February 21, 2018

Kishwaukee College Conference Center
21193 Malta Rd.
Malta, IL 60150 (DeKalb 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 for more information.

2018 topics include:

·         Insect Management in Corn and Soybeans – Dr. Nick Seiter, University of Illinois,  Department of Crop Sciences

·         New Things Floating Around in the World of Weed Management – Dr. William Johnson, Purdue University, Department of Botany and Pathology

·         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

·         Introductions and Updates in Field Crop Diseases – Dr. Nathan Kleczewski, University of Illinois, Department of Crop Sciences

·         Identification and Management of the Yield Gap in Soybean – Dr. Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin, Department of Agronomy

·         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.