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
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
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
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