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Winter Educational Opportunities

November 20, 2000
Following are several educational meetings that are available in 2001 within and near Illinois. For the cost, these provide an inexpensive, easy way to stay up to date in your field. This is a partial list. Contact your local University of Illinois Extension office for other programs that may be useful to you. (Phil Nixon)

Bedding Plant School--Belleville

The Bedding Plant School will be held on January 5, 2001 at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois. Registration fee is $10 payable at the door. For information, contact Ron Cornwell at (618)692-9434.

Structural Pest Control Conference--West Lafayette

The 65th Annual Purdue Pest Control Conference will be held January 8­12, 2001 at the Stewart Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. The conference addresses insect and other pests of buildings. Registration fee is $275 before December 15 and includes all sessions and a trade show. Late registration is $375, and there are 1-day educational session passes as well. For more information, contact Susan Umberger at the Conference Division of Purdue University at (765)494-7217 or (800)359-2968, ext. 92U.

Greenhouse Management Workshop--Peoria

A greenhouse management workshop will be conducted on January 30, 2001 at the Brandywine Holiday Inn in Peoria, Illinois. This is an all-day workshop. The topics to be covered include insect identification and management, ways to improve performance of pest-control materials, disease identification and management, and fundamentals of plant nutrition. In addition, there will be a question-and-discussion session. For more information on the program and registration fee, contact Dr. Raymond A. Cloyd, University of Illinois, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. Phone (217)244-7218; fax (217)333-4777; email rcloyd@uiuc.edu

Grounds Maintenance School--Collinsville

The Southern Illinois Grounds Maintenance School will be held February 20-21, 2001 at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, Illinois. The registration fee is $50 and includes admission to all sessions and the trade show. To register and for more information, contact Denise at the Madison­St. Clair Extension office at (618)236-8600.

Spanish Grounds Maintenance--Winfield

A grounds maintenance program will be presented in Spanish on April 2, 2001 at Cantigny Gardens in Winfield, Illinois. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., with presentations scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 or 2:30 p.m. Registration fee is $35. For details, contact Jim Schuster by phone at (708)352-0109 or fax at (708)352-0451.

Author: Phil Nixon


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