Agricultural educators and agribusiness professionals from Indiana and Illinois on Dec. 9 will share information and advice on critical crop-management issues during the annual Bi-State Crop Management Conference.

The conference will take place at the Beef House restaurant, 16501 state Route 63 in Covington, Indiana. The daylong program begins at 8:30 a.m. EST and includes a buffet lunch.

Presenters and their topics include:

  • Emerson Nafzinger, coordinator of the Research Education Center at the University of Illinois - “Factors Affecting Corn Yields.”
  • Shaun Casteel, Purdue assistant professor of agronomy and soybean specialist - “Breaking Bean Barriers: The Next Generation.”
  • Dan Gudeman, owner and operator of Earlybird Aerial Services Fertilizer - “Scouting With a Purpose.”
  • Greg Hunt, Purdue entomologist - “Protecting Bee Populations.”
  • Fred Whitford, coordinator of Purdue Pesticide Programs - “Adjuvants: The Power of Spray Droplets.”
  • Bryan Young, Purdue weed specialist - “Weed Management Lessons From 2014.”
  • Dan Schaefer, director of the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices - “4-R’s of Nutrient Management.”

Sponsors are Purdue Extension and University of Illinois Extension.

The program cost is $20. An additional fee of $10 is required to earn credits for the Indiana Private Applicator Recertification program, Certified Crop Adviser program or Indiana Commercial Pesticide Applicator program.

Registration is required before Dec. 5. For more information, contact Courtney Stierwalt, Purdue Extension Fountain County educator, at 765-793-2297 or dickerso@purdue.edu.

To register online, visit the conference website athttps://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=11213.