Crop Advantage Series

Crop Advantage Series

Crop Advantage brings the latest crop production information from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to a location near you each January. Each location includes key statewide topics as well as a program developed by ISU field agronomists specifically for your region.
 
Iowa private pesticide applicator? We have you covered. Attendance at a Crop Advantage meeting qualifies for continuing education for recertification (additional fee of $20 applies).
 
Certified Crop Adviser? Each location is also approved for CCA continuing education credits. Check location programs for specific credit offerings. Additional fee of $25 applies for credits.
 
Registration includes refreshments, lunch and a copy of the Crop Advantage proceedings booklet.
 
The two locations closest to Linn County:
   
January 23, 2014
Hawkeye Community College, Tama Hall, E Orange Rd
Waterloo
Registration at 8:30 am, Program at 9:00 am.
Registration Fee: $35 if received by January 16, 2014
Register online at: http://www.aep.iastate.edu/cas/registration.html
 
Scheduled topics:
·   Herbicide resistance in Iowa: Take action, Mike Owen
·   Make every seed count: Seedling diseases and seed treatments, Allison Robertson
·   Corn rootworm resistance management, Erin Hodgson
·   Nitrogen and inhibitor use in corn production, John Sawyer
·   Rocking the boat: Your key ratios, Kelvin Leibold
·   New weeds . . . New solutions?, Mike Owen
·   Corn sulfur fertilization, John Sawyer
·   Crop weather outlook, Elwynn Taylor
·   Research update: Corn and soybean yield response to micronutrients, Antonio Mallarino
·   Grain quality and storage considerations, Charlie Hurburgh
·   Crop market outlook, Chad Hart
·   What’s new in the updated Iowa P, K, and lime recommendations?, Antonio Mallarino
·   Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy: One farm many practices, Matt Helmers
·   Cover crops for grain and livestock producers, Brian Lang
·   The Biomass Power Partnership: Replacing coal with dedicated energy crops at U of I, Emily Heaton/Ferman Milster
·   Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification
 
 
 
January 29, 2014
Highlander Conference Center
Highway 1 and 180 Exit 246
Iowa City
Registration at 8:30 am, Program at 9:00 am.
Registration Fee: $35 if received before January 22, 2014
Register online at: http://www.aep.iastate.edu/cas/registration.html
 
 
Scheduled topics:
·   Herbicide resistance in Iowa:  Take action, Bob Hartzler
·   New Weeds…New solutions? Bob Hartzler
·   Managing cover crops, Mark Carlton
·   Make every seed count:  Seedling diseases and seed treatments, Alison Robertson
·   Research update:  Corn and soybean yield response to micronutrients, Antonio Mallarino
·   Crop market outlook, Chad Hart
·   Farmer Assisted Research and Management (FARM) Purpose, opportunities and results, Virgil Schmitt
·   Nematodes that feed on corn, Greg Tylka
·   What’s new in the updated Iowa P, K, and lime recommendations?  Antonio Mallarino
·   Best management practices for sustaining yield and soil quality, Mahdi Al-Kaisi
·   Corn rootworm resistance management, Erin Hodgson
·   Crop weather outlook, Elwynn Taylor
·   The Biomass Partnership:  Replacing coal with dedicated energy crops at the University of Iowa, Emily Heaton
·   Managing a soybean pest complex, Erin Hodgson
·   Soil productivity and best use of CSR2, Lee Burras
·   Private pesticide applicator recertification
 
 
For more informaiton about the Crop Advantage Series or for a list of other locations, visit http://www.aep.iastate.edu/ 

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