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Lunch and CCA credits provided.

The first 50 registrants receive a free Illinois Soybean Association bag chair.

This Field Talk focuses on the herbicide development and screening process, as well as weed management.

FMC is an agricultural sciences company that advances farming through innovation and sustainable crop protection technologies. From their industry leading discovery pipeline to unique application systems, to modern biological products, they are passionate about bringing new solutions to growers around the world.


9am – 9:15am: Welcome and Introduction of guests – Alix Whitener, PhD, U.S. Field Development Manager, FMC
9:15am – 9:30am: Overview of FMC and Rochelle Research and Technology Center – Travis Winans, Field Station Development Representative, FMC
9:30am – 10:15am: Herbicide Development from Birth to Launch including our Screening Process – Scott Swanson, Product Development Manager, FMC or Alix Whitener, PhD, U.S. Field Development Manager, FMC
10:15am – 10:30: Break
10:30 – 11:30: Walk plots in Groups – Bill Verbeten, Technical Service Manager, FMC (and others)
11:30 – noon: Soybean Agronomic Update – Stephanie Porter, Illinois Soybean Association Outreach Agronomist, CCA
Noon: Lunch (Headons Fine Meats)


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