Integrated Crop Management Conference set for Dec. 4 and 5

AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa State University Integrated Crop Management Conference will be Dec. 4 and 5 on the Ames campus. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., Dec. 4 in the Scheman Continuing Education Building and the program concludes at 4 p.m., Dec. 5.

The latest information on crop production and protection technology in Iowa and surrounding states will be covered during 30 conference workshops. Workshop presenters are Iowa State faculty and staff, and invited speakers from around the Midwest. A popular feature of the conference is the variety of guest speakers on the program.

“Each year Iowa State specialists invite colleagues to share their research activities at the conference. This gives those attending an opportunity to hear expertise and opinions from across the region and country at one location,” said Alison Robertson, extension plant pathologist and planning committee chairperson.

Current topics of interest added to traditional conference topics include presentations on pest resistance to herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, and sustainable biofuel production using perennial plants.

The conference is limited to 1,000 attendees and has filled to capacity the last several years. Early registration is encouraged to guarantee enrollment. Certified Crop Adviser credits as well as recertification for Commercial Pesticide Applicators in categories 1A, 1B, 1C, 4 and 10 are available.

Online registration can be made on the conference website at Registration is $185. After Nov. 22, registration increases to $235. No registrations will be accepted at the door.

The conference is hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the departments of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Agronomy, Economics, Entomology and Plant Pathology & Microbiology.