Integrated Crop Management Conference Set for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1



AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Integrated Crop Management Conference will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 on the Iowa State campus. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 30 in the Scheman Continuing Education Building; the program concludes at 4 p.m. on Dec. 1.

Conference attendees can choose from 34 different workshops that offer the latest information on crop production and protection technology in Iowa and surrounding states. Workshops are offered by Iowa State faculty and staff, and invited speakers from around the Midwest. The conference is hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the agricultural and biosystems engineering, agronomy, economics, entomology and plant pathology departments.

A popular feature of the conference is the variety of guest speakers on the program. “Each year Iowa State specialists invite colleagues from outside the university to share their research activities with conference attendees. This provides an opportunity to hear expertise and opinions from across the region and country at one location,” said Brent Pringnitz, conference coordinator. Invited speakers this year include:

  • David Asbridge, NPK Fertilizer Advisory Service, discussing the fertilizer situation and outlook for the coming growing season.
  • Bob Nielsen, Purdue University, talking on what it will take to raise the bar for corn yields.
  • Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, speaking on the Iowa Statewide Nutrient Reduction Initiative.
  • Ken Ostlie, University of Minnesota, presenting what is known about recent performance issues with rootworm-resistant corn.
  • Pat Tranel, University of Illinois, discussing the past, present and future of herbicide resistance in waterhemp.

In recent years the conference has filled to capacity with nearly 1,000 producers and agribusiness people in attendance. “The conference has a loyal following of people that attend each year. While filling to capacity is a good problem to have, we hate to turn people away. We encourage people to register early,” Pringnitz said. Attendees can obtain Certified Crop Adviser credits as well as recertification for Commercial Pesticide Applicators in categories 1A, 1B, 1C, 4 and 10.

To register online for this event or for more information, visit the conference website at www.aep.iastate.edu/icm. Registration is $185. Registration increases to $235 after Nov. 18. Enrollment is limited and no registrations will be accepted at the door.

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