Crop management conference slated

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

WHITTINGTON, Ill. -- The latest perspectives on critical crop production issues for corn, soybean and wheat growers will be discussed at the Southern Illinois Crop Management Conference Jan. 30 and 31 at the Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center, Whittington, Ill.

This two-day conference is being presented by University of Illinois Extension specialists.

Advance registration by Jan. 23 is $100 per person. Registration, payment and program information can be obtained at the Web site: web.extension.uiuc.educ/regions/ag/.

Late and at-door registration is $125. The fee includes lunch, refreshments and handouts for both days. There is no one-day registration option.

For specific information, contact Dennis Epplin at the U of I Extension Center in Mount Vernon by calling (618) 242-9310 or e-mail

Discounted hotel rooms are available until Jan. 15, phone (800) 633-3341 (block #519) or log on at

Similar conferences are scheduled at two other locations. For details about the central Illinois conference on Feb. 13 and 14, contact Robert Bellm, 618-692-9434,; and for the northern Illinois session on Feb. 20 and 21, contact Greg Clark, 815-772-4075,

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