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2014 U of I Corn & Soybean Classics agenda announced

Published November 26, 2013
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URBANA, Ill. – Registration is now open for the 2014 University of Illinois Corn and Soybean Classics.

“We look forward to welcoming back many who have attended one or more of our previous meetings and extend a warm welcome to those who will attend for the first time,” said Aaron Hager, a U of I associate professor of weed science.

The program, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. over various dates and locations throughout January 2014, will feature nine presentations that emphasize crop production, pest management, economics, and the interactions among them.

Market updates will be provided throughout the day, and communication between speakers and participants is encouraged. Question and answer sessions are scheduled for both morning and afternoon sessions. 

The dates and meeting locations for the 2014 Corn & Soybean Classics are:

  • Monday, Jan. 6 - Champaign iHotel and Conference Center
  • Tuesday, Jan. 7 - Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn
  • Friday, Jan. 10 - Springfield Crowne Plaza
  • Monday, Jan. 13 - Peoria Par-A-Dice Hotel
  • Tuesday, Jan. 14 - Moline iWireless Center
  • Wednesday, Jan. 15 - Malta Kishwaukee College

The following list of speakers applies to each conference date. Travel schedules may require a change in the order of speakers. Program speakers and topics of discussion include:

  • Jim Angel - The unusual weather of 2013 and the outlook for 2014
  • Emerson Nafziger - By force or finesse: Getting soybeans to produce high yields
  • Randy Nelson and Brian Diers - Managing soybean diseases and pests with genetic resistance
  • Aaron Hager - Marestail: A “surprising” weed species in 2013
  • Adam Davis - Palmer amaranth: A looming threat to soybean production in Illinois?
  • Ken Olson - Effects of 24 years of conservation tillage systems on soil organic carbon and soil productivity
  • Carl Bradley - Fungicides for corn and soybean: Does it make sense (cents)?
  • Gary Schnitkey - Machinery, farm size, and profits
  • Mike Gray - Results from statewide insect surveys and an update on the troublesome rootworm Injury to rotated Bt corn

A noon lunch and a proceedings booklet containing synopses of all presentations will be provided to each registrant. Advance registrations will be accepted through Dec. 7, 2013, and cost $65. Registrations received Dec. 8 – 30, and all on-site registrations are $75.00.

Register for the 2014 University of Illinois Corn and Soybean Classics at http://www.cropsciconferences.com

For more information call 1-800-321-1296 or 217-333-4424.