Skip Navigation

Crop Advisers Can Earn Credit at Southeast Iowa Field Day

By Jim Fawcett,  Iowa State University Extension

Certified crop advisers (CCAs) can earn 5 hours of credit (2 hours in soil and water management, 2 in crop production, and 1 in pest management) by attending a special CCA morning session, followed by a controlled drainage tour and afternoon field day tour at the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville on June 26.

The morning session will begin at 9 a.m., featuring a presentation by Kendall Lamkey, ISU Agronomy Departgment chair and corn breeder, on Corn Yields – How High Can They Go? Next I will talk about Corn Herbicide Management and Mismanagement. The mornng session wraps up with Matt Helmers and Greg Brenneman, ISU Extension ag engineers, leading a tour on the controlled drainage research occurring on the farm.

The afternoon tours start at 1 p.m. and topics include:

  • Crop Season Review and Current Crop Concerns, Kevin Van Dee, Farm Superintendent, and  Mark Carlton, ISU Extension field agronomist;
  • Food vs. Fuel vs. Feed by Kendall Lamkey;
  • Does Tiling Pay? by Matt Helmers; and
  • New Corn Herbicides by Jim Fawcett 

Registration for CCAs will begin at 8:30 a.m. The registration fee is $50, which includes lunch. Please pre-register by calling the Johnson County Extension Office at (319) 337-2145 or send an e-mail to Jim Fawcett (fawcett@iastate.edu) by June 24 to avoid a $20 late fee. Registrations made after June 24 will be $70. The registration fee can be paid at the door. To reach the research farm go 1 and 3/4 miles south of Crawfordsville on Highway 218, then 2 miles east on G-62, then 3/4 mile north.

Jim Fawcett is an Iowa State University Extension field agronomist serving Benton, Linn, Jones, Iowa, Johnson, Keokuk, and Washington counties.

 


This article was published originally on 6/9/2008 The information contained within the article may or may not be up to date depending on when you are accessing the information.


Links to this material are strongly encouraged. This article may be republished without further permission if it is published as written and includes credit to the author, Integrated Crop Management News and Iowa State University Extension. Prior permission from the author is required if this article is republished in any other manner.