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ISU Extension Offers 2007 Crop Advantage Series


AMES, Iowa -- Corn rootworm management strategies will be one of the featured topics at the 2007 Crop Advantage Series. Sponsored by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension, this series will be held Jan. 4-31 at 12 locations around Iowa.


The rapid changes taking place in Iowa crop production require growers to be up-to-date on the latest information.


The ISU Extension crop specialists have developed programs that offer information on timely topics such as corn rootworm management,” said Brent Pringnitz, coordinator, ISU Agribusiness Education Program.


”The other featured speaker is Palle Pedersen, ISU Extension soybean specialist. He will be discussing research results and what was learned from the Soybean High Yield Project.”


The remainder of the program will feature presentations on soil fertility, pest management, marketing and crop production issues specific to the area of the state where the program is being held. These topics are different at each of the twelve meetings in the series. A full listing of meetings and topics is available at www.cropadvantage.org


For more information about this program call the contact list below for the program you would like to attend or visit the Crop Advantage Web site at www.cropadvantage.org


The 2007 Crop Advantage Series schedule:

Jan. 4      Cedar Rapids  Jim Fawcett                  (319) 337-2145

Jan. 5      Burlington         Virgil Schmitt                (563) 263-5701

Jan. 8      Ames                 John Holmes               (515) 532-3453

Jan. 9      Sheldon            Joel DeJong                 (712) 546-7835

Jan. 10    Mason City       George Cummins       (641) 228-1453

Jan. 11    Carroll               Mark Licht                     (712) 792-2364

Jan. 17    Spirit Lake        Paul Kassel                 (712) 262-2264

Jan. 18    Osceola            John Kennicker           (641) 782-8426

Jan. 23    Cherokee         Joel DeJong                 (712) 546-7835

Jan. 24    Waterloo           George Cummins       (641) 228-1453

Jan. 25    Fort Dodge       John Holmes               (515) 532-3453

Jan. 31    Atlantic               Kyle Jensen                 (712) 769-2600




Contacts :

Brent Pringnitz, Agribusiness Education Program, (515) 294-9487, bpring@iastate.edu

Jean McGuire, Communications and Marketing Services, (515) 294-7033, jmcguire@iastate.edu