Purdue Extension and University of Illinois Extension to host Bi-State Crops Conference

Purdue University Extension and University of Illinois Extension are collaborating to offer the annual Bi-State Crops Conference, being held at The Beef House Restaurant at 16501 Indiana State Road 63, Covington, Indiana, on Thursday, December 9th.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. ET and the conference begins at 9:00 a.m. ET.

The conference program includes:

  • “Lessons Learned from the 2021 Corn Growing Season” by Dan Quinn, Purdue Extension Corn Specialist, recapping the 2021 corn growing season in Indiana and research trial updates from projects involving corn response to seeding rate, starter fertilizer, and sulfur.
  • “Office of the Indiana State Chemist Update” by Joe Becovitz, Pesticide Program Specialist,

reviewing the latest information regarding pesticide application regulations for row crop agricultural production.

  • “Parallels to 2021 Soybeans” by Shaun Casteel, Purdue Extension Soybean and Small Grains Specialist reviewing the 2021 growing season and responses as it relates to previous growing seasons such as wet feet and soybean rescue trial, compromised root systems, and limitations to seed fill.
  •  “Illiana’s Growing Season Climate Recap and Future Outlooks” by Beth Hall, Indiana State Climatologist, reviewing the 2021 growing season by examining the extremes, trends, and variability from a climatological perspective and what the rest of the 2021-2022 winter is predicted to look like with early outlooks for the 2022 growing season climate.

The conference includes a Beef House lunch and concludes at approximately 1:30 p.m. ET.  The registration fee is $40 (includes lunch) and is payable online.  Education credits for Indiana Private Applicators (PARP), Certified Crop Advisors, and Indiana Commercial Applicators have been approved and will be available for an additional $10 total for any one or all needed credits.  In addition, educational credits for Indiana/Illinois Agriculture Teachers have been approved for no additional fee.

Pre-registration is required online at  https://bit.ly/BiStateCrops2021 by December 3rd.  Social distancing will be encouraged.  If you have questions or need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Adam Tyler, Fountain County Extension, at (765) 793 – 6240 or tylerat@purdue.edu; or Phil Cox, Vermillion County Extension, at (765)492-5330 or cox119@purdue.edu.  Purdue University and the University of Illinois are equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institutions.