Value Found in Ag Chemical Dealer Update

Mark Licht, Field Specialist / Crops, Northwest Area

Problem Statement:

New research data, new pest problems and countless other topics on the mind of farmers make it critical for agribusiness professionals to keep up with the latest information and materials to meet the needs of their clientele. Each year there is a time crunch put on these professionals making it imperative for them and us to find a way to provide the knowledge they need in a manner and time frame that is accessible for them.

Programmatic Response:

This year, like years past, there was an Ag Chemical Dealer Update in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Denison, Iowa. This meeting touched on the fundamentals and research of corn fungicides, alternative nitrogen products, digital soil survey as a resource, the 2007 soybean aphid outbreak and whats coming in weed management. This format provided material to meet the requirements for pest management, soil management and soil fertility Certified Crop Advisor credits as well as the Ag Pesticide CIC.

Impact/Outcome:

A post-meeting evaluation was administered using Survey Monkey which resulted in responses from 14 attendees. Overall 71% of the respondents felt the meeting was good and 29% felt the meeting was excellent. Of the topics presented soybean aphids and weed management received the highest marks with 29% excellent ratings. On average each participant represented 50,884 acres and put an average value of $16.42 per acre.

March 3, 2008

100 Corn and Soybean Production and Protection

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