The latest research information on crop production and management issues will be presented at four University of Illinois Crop Management Conferences this winter. On Feb. 7, the iHotel and Conference Center will be the site of the Champaign location for this conference.

These conferences address a wide array of topics pertinent to crop production, pest management, and natural resources issues and provide a forum for discussion and interaction among participants and university researchers. The agenda for the Crop Management Conference on Feb. 7 includes:

  • Designing Crops of the Future for Maximum Efficiency and Productivity, Dr. Anthony Studer, University of Illinois;
  • Insect Management in Corn and Soybeans, Dr. Nick Seiter, University of Illinois;
  • Introductions and Updates in Field Crop Diseases, Dr. Nathan Kleczewski , University of Illinois;
  • How do we Measure Success with Dicamba in 2018?, Dr. Aaron Hager, University of Illinois;
  • Chippin’ Away at Nitrate Loss with Woodchip Bioreactors, Dr. Laura Christianson, University of Illinois;
  • Explaining the 2017 Growing Season, Dr. Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois;
  • Crop Economics in a Continuing and New Normal Price Environment, Dr. Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois, Extension Economist;
  • Dicamba Training for Illinois.

The activities for the conference begin at 7 a.m. with registration. The first presentation begins at 8 a.m. and the meeting will conclude at 5 p.m. Certified Crop Advisers can earn up to eight hours of CEU credit.

The registration cost on or before Jan. 29 is $100, after Jan. 30 the cost increases to $120. Online registration is available at

For more information on University of Illinois Extension programming in Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Moultrie and Shelby counties, visit our website at or call us at 217-345-7034.


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