URBANA, Ill. — Each year the University of Illinois Extension’s Crop Management Conference series offers 13 hours of training to farmers, certified crop advisers and other professionals working in agriculture.

Extension personnel have recently produced interactive online courses captured from four different presentations during the 2014 Crop Management Conferences. 

Angie Peltier, a U of I Extension educator, said that three courses have been completed, and one still is in development.

Those now available include Emerson Nafziger’s crop management presentations, “Getting High Corn Yields in a Lower-Corn-Price World” and “Planning and Using Data from On-Farm Trials.” Also available is Mike Gray’s integrated pest management presentation, “Update on the Troublesome Injury to Bt Corn.”

Carl Bradley’s integrated pest management presentation, “Wheat Disease Identification and Management,” will be available soon. 

The crop management courses, 11 other courses covering soil and water management topics, and two other courses covering integrated pest management topics are open for public viewing free of charge on the University of Illinois Extension CCA webpage at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cca.

To obtain continuing education units, certified crop advisers must register, log in, pay a small fee, view each slide in its entirety and complete a short quiz, Peltier explained.

For more information, contact Peltier at apeltier@illinois.edu.