Crop Protection Technology Conference
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The 2004 Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference
will be held at the Illini Union on the University of Illinois
campus January 7 and 8. The conference will feature a wide variety
of topics, with presentations by experts from the University of
Illinois, the University of Wisconsin, Cornell University, Michigan
State University, Ohio State University, Kansas State University,
Southern Illinois University, the Illinois Department of
Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition,
several speakers from the private sector will play an important role
in the conference.
Approximately 65 hours of Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) continuing
education credits will be offered (34.5 pest management, 16 soil and
water, 7 crop management, and 7.5 professional development).
Participants can earn up to 10 CCA credits at the conference. For
additional information or to obtain a pre-registration form, contact
the Conferences & Institutes office at 217-333-2880 or visit the
conference.asp?ID=270. The registration fee is $105 for the
conference, manual, and proceedings.
Nutrient Management Plans
Nutrient Management Plans is one of the hottest topics in
agriculture these days. To help you prepare your own plan, or
produce them for others, Logan County will host a workshop on
February 24 at the Lincoln Rec Center. The workshop will begin at
8:30 with registration, and conclude at 3:00. Cost is $25 and
pre-registration is needed by February 16.
Continuing education hours are available for Certified Crop Advisers
in the amounts of 4 Nutrient Management and 2 Soil and Water. Topics
to be covered include: Nutrient Management Plans, Dealing with
At-Risk Areas, Illinois Nutrient Recommendations, Integrating the
Types of Nutrient Plans, and Developing a Nutrient Management Plan.
Contact the Extension Office at 217-732-8289 for further
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