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The Agenda for the 2014 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics

Aaron Hager
November 22, 2013
Recommended citation format: Hager, A. "The Agenda for the 2014 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics." Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, November 22, 2013. Permalink

With the 2013 harvest mostly completed, I would like to take this opportunity to announce the agenda for the 2014 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 nine 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 by 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 2014 Corn & Soybean Classics are:

▸ 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


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

The Unusual Weather of 2013 and the Outlook for 2014

Emerson Nafziger

By Force or Finesse: Getting Soybeans to Produce High Yields

Randy Nelson

Brian Diers

Managing Soybean Diseases and Pests with Genetic Resistance

Aaron Hager

Marestail: A “Surprising” Weed Species in 2013

Adam Davis

Palmer amaranth: A Looming Threat to Soybean Production in Illinois?

Ken Olson

Effects of 24 Years of Conservation Tillage Systems on Soil Organic Carbon and Soil Productivity

Carl Bradley

Fungicides for Corn and Soybean – Does It Make Sense (Cents)?

Gary Schnitkey

Machinery, Farm Size and Profits

Mike Gray

Results from Statewide Insect Surveys and an Update on the Troublesome Rootworm Injury to Rotated Bt Corn


Registration for the 2014 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 7, 2013.  Registrations received December 8–30 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 217-333-4424 ext. 0) at your convenience.

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