As harvest wraps up, it's time to start circling dates for winter meetings.
The University of Illinois is has two premier conferences set for the coming months. The first kicks off on Dec. 2 with the 5th annual AGMasters Conference. This two-day event brings in speakers from numerous universities, including Iowa State, Michigan State, Purdue, Ohio State, University of Guelph-Ridgetown, University of Kentucky, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, and, of course, U of I.
The workshops will provide research-based information on a wide variety of timely subjects including: management of troublesome weed species, nitrogen management, cover crops, sudden death syndrome, agricultural drainage systems, Bt resistance, managing soybean insect pests, herbicide carryover, potassium management, crop rotations and profitability, glyphosate resistance, examining soil properties, and corn mycotoxins.
A total of 16 workshops will be offered over two days. Each workshop is limited to 45 participants each. To ensure a seat, register before Nov. 9. The AGMasters Conference will be held at the iHotel in Champaign.
2014 Corn and Soybean Classics
As always, U of I crops professors will go on the road in January for the 2014 Corn and Soybean Classics.
The one-day event is a grower favorite. The meetings feature analysis of the past growing season, and a look ahead to 2014. Numerous agronomic topics, such as weed and insect management, along with price prospects will be covered. Here are the dates and locations for the 2014 Corn and Soybean Classics.
- January 6 (Monday): Champaign I Hotel and Conference Center
- January 7 (Tuesday): Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn
- January 10 (Friday): Springfield Crowne Plaza
- January 13 (Monday): Peoria Par-A-Dice Hotel
- January 14 (Tuesday): Moline i-wireless Center
- January 15 (Wednesday): Malta Kishwaukee College
Each event will contain the same slate of speakers. The day starts at 9 a.m. and will wrap up at 3:30 p.m. Be sure to check the Corn and Soybean Classics webpage for registration information once it becomes available.