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The Agenda for the 2015 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics

By Aaron Hager

With the 2014 harvest nearing completion, I would like to take this opportunity to announce the agenda for the 2015 University of Illinois Corn & 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.  The program will feature eight presentations that emphasize crop production, pest management, economics, and the interactions among them.  Please note the program will begin at 8:30 AM and conclude between 3:00–3:30 PM.  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.  A noon lunch and a proceedings booklet, containing synopses of all presentations, are provided to each registrant.
The dates and meeting locations for the 2015 Corn & Soybean Classics are:

  • January 7 (Wednesday): Peoria Par-A-Dice Hotel
  • January 8 (Thursday): Moline iWireless Center
  • January 9 (Friday): Malta Kishwaukee College
  • January 12 (Monday): Springfield Crowne Plaza
  • January 14 (Tuesday): Champaign I Hotel and Conference Center
  • January 15 (Wednesday): Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn

The following schedule applies to each Classic conference date.  Travel schedules may require a change in the order of speakers.  Program speakers and their respective topics of discussion include:
Jim Angel
Weather Conditions in 2014 and the Outlook for 2015

Richard Cooke
Optimizing Drainage Systems to Improve Yields and Water Quality

Gary Schnitkey
Crop Economic Outlook and Responses to that Outlook

Mike Gray
Inputs and Insect Management: Considerations for 2015

Carl Bradley
Getting to Know the Foliar Diseases of Corn

Emerson Nafziger
Nitrogen on Corn

Aaron Hager
The Best Laid Plans for Weeds by Man Sometimes Go Awry

Scott Bretthauer
Evaluating Drift Reduction Technologies for Making Applications of Dicamba and Glyphosate

Registration for the 2015 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics is now open and can be accomplished by visiting our conference registration Web site, located at:  Advanced registrations, at a cost of $60, are accepted through December 5, 2014.  Registrations received December 6–19 and all on-site registrations are $75.00.  If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us (1-800-321-1296 or 217-244-2124) at your convenience.

Source: University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences

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