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CROP UPDATE 2/6/2007

 

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Commercial Pesticide Applicator Test Help Sessions

February 14 & March 22

 

Two sessions to help prepare individuals for the commercial pesticide applicator examinations will be held in eastern Iowa. The first session will be offered in Marion in the Linn County Extension Office at 3279 7th Ave. on Wednesday, February 14. A second session will be offered on Thursday, March 22 in Bettendorf in the Scott County Extension Office, 875 Tanglefoot Lane. Training will begin at 9:00 a.m. at both locations.

 

At both sessions, training will be offered on the core manual and categories 1A (Ag Weed), 1B (Ag Insect), 1C (Ag Diseases), 3O, T, & G (Ornamental, Turf & Greenhouse), 4 (Seed Treatment), and 6 (Right-of-Way). Training on the core manual will be offered from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Training on category 3, the ag categories, and categories 4 and 6 will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m. and conclude by about 1:00 p.m.         There is a $20 fee per person at each training session. These training sessions do NOT qualify as continuing instructional courses.

 

Corn-On-Corn Session

February 27 10:30 a.m.

Sigourney, Midwest One Bank

 

Crop production and economic issues will be discussed for growers considering growing more corn on corn ground this spring. For more information contact Bob Wells at wellsjb@iastate.edu.

 

 

Western Bean Cutworm Short Course

February 28 -- 9:00 a.m.

 

This short course will be delivered via distance education technology at the Clinton, Des Moines, and Washington County Extension Offices with speakers from Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. There is a $10 registration for those not seeking CCA CEUs and $25 registration for those seeking CCA CEUs. Please pre-register with the Clinton (563-659-5125), Des Moines (319-754-7556), or Washington (319-653-4811) County Extension Service. Sign-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Southeast Iowa Research Association Annual Meeting

March 1 10:00 a.m.

Washington County Extension Office

 

The annual meeting for the southeast Iowa research farm near Crawfordsville will be held in the Washington County Extension Office from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. Lunch will be available at noon for $10. Speakers will include Lori Abendroth, Corn-On-Corn Management; Antonio Mallarino, Fertilizer Issues; Kendall Lamkey ISU agronomy Dept. Head, The Bio-economy; Patti Prasifka, Corn Insect Management; Mark Hanna, Corn-On-Corn Tillage; and Jerry DeWitt, Leopold Center Issues. CCA credits will be available.

 

Biological Management of Soybean Aphid Short Course

March 6 8:30 a.m.

 

This short course will be delivered via distance education technology at the Clinton, Des Moines, and Linn County Extension Offices with speakers from Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. There is a $10 registration for those not seeking CCA CEUs and $25 registration for those seeking CCA CEUs. Please pre-register with the Clinton (563-659-5125), Des Moines (319-754-7556), or Linn (319-377-9839) County Extension Service.  Sign-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Iowa State University Extension Office.

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Last Update: February 6, 2007
Contact: Jim Fawcett fawcett@iastate.edu


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