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February 25, 2014




Training in Preparation for the Commercial Pesticide Applicator Exams

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Washington County Extension Office, Washington, IA


Topics to be covered include the Iowa Core Manual, 1A – Ag Weeds, 1B – Ag Insects, 1C – Ag Diseases, 3 – Ornamental, Turf, Greenhouse, 4 – Seed Treatment, and 6 – Right-of-Way.  The fee is $25.  Participants may bring their own study manuals with them or purchase them on site.


Testing dates and locations are listed at



Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association Annual Meeting

March 6, 2014

    Johnson County Extension Office, Iowa City


9:30 a.m.      Registration and coffee & treats

10:00 a.m.    Call to order

Secretary's Report – Virgil Schmitt

Treasurer's Report – Greg Brenneman

President's Report – David Scott

10:15 a.m.    Review of 2013 Activities and Plans for 2014

Myron Rees, Research Farm Superintendent

10:30 p.m.    Changing Farm Profitability in 2014

Ryan Drollette, ISU Extension Farm Management Specialist

11:20 a.m.    Insect Resistance Management Strategies

Erin Hodgson, ISU Extension Entomologist

12:10 p.m.    FREE Lunch (Sponsored by Hills Bank)

12:45 p.m.    Weed Resistance Management Strategies

Bob Hartzler, ISU Extension Weeds Specialist

1:35 p.m.      Reducing Nutrient Losses from Your Farm

Matt Helmers, ISU Extension Ag Engineer

2:25 p.m.      Wrap Up & Adjourn

4 Hours of CCA Credit Available ($20 fee for credit)



Field Crop Scout School

8:00 a.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014, Ames


The Field Crop Scout School is designed for those who have little or no previous scouting experience and plan to work as crop scouts. The school provides field crop scouts with an overview of the basic diagnostic skills required for recognizing and documenting field crop problems in corn and soybean. Registration includes handouts and a set of ISU Extension field guides.  For more information, go to:



Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association Annual Meeting

March 19, 2014

Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm, Nashua


9:30 a.m.      Board of Directors Meeting

10:00 a.m.    Program

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Update

Wendy Wintersteen, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Director of the Ag Experiment Stations

2014 Crop Marketing Outlook

Chad Hart, ISU Extension Economist

Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy

Chad Ingels, Ag Watershed Specialist

12:00 noon   Lunch – Dutch Treat

Special program to commemorate Norman Borlaug’s great contributions and achievements in helping to end world hunger and celebrate his 100th birthday (March 25th, 2014).

2013 Trial Results

                        Ken Pecinovsky, Research Farm Superintendent

1:00 p.m.      Board of Directors Meeting Continues


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Iowa State University Extension Office.
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Last Update: February 25, 2014
Contact: Virgil Schmitt

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