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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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