Purdue University Extension and University of Illinois Extension are collaborating to offer the annual Bi-State Crop Management Conference at the Beef House Restaurant in Covington, Ind., Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. EST.
The program will feature Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois crop specialist, who will share his presentation, "Factors Affecting Corn Yields." He will be followed by Shaun Casteel, Purdue University soybean specialist, presenting, "Breaking Bean Barriers: The Next Generation."
The morning session will also feature presenters Dan Gudeman, owner and operator of Earlybird Aerial Services Fertilizer, who will present "Scouting with a Purpose," and before the lunch buffet, Greg Hunt, Purdue entomology specialist, will present, "Protecting Bee Populations."
Fred Whitford, Purdue pesticide program coordinator, will kick off the afternoon discussing "Adjuvants: The Power of Spray Droplets."
"Weed Management: Lessons from 2014," will be presented by Bryon Young, Purdue weed specialist. Dan Schaefer, Illinois Council on BMPs director, will round off the day with his presentation, "4 Rs of Nutrient Management."
The cost for the program and lunch buffet is $20, payable at the door. An additional fee of $10 is required to earn credits for the Indiana Private Applicator Recertification Program, Certified Crop Advisor, or Indiana Commercial Pesticide Applicator credits.
On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m., however pre-registration is required by contacting Courtney Stierwals, Purdue Extension Fountain County at (765)793-2297 or email at email@example.com.
You can also register on the Purdue Extension website by Dec. 5.
This is one of a number of Extension programs you can take advantage of in the next few weeks. Some offer credit toward your pesticide applicator's license. Others are just packed with good information. Contact your local Extension office for details.