Crop Advantage Series

January 9, 2019 | Ames, Iowa

Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current, research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions in the farming operation.

84% of attendees responding to follow-up surveys said information from Crop Advantage would likely save them between $5 and $20 per acre.

Source: 2016 statewide series evaluation

"Good opportunity to compare notes with ISU Extension specialists, colleagues and friends on topics of interest."

Ames post-meeting evaluation, 2017

Private pesticide applicator recertification

Crop Advantage meetings are approved for recertification for Iowa private pesticide applicators. Applicators must attend the entire meeting (including at least one pest management topic) to receive recertification credit. Recertification is included in meeting registration.

Continuing education

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This meeting is approved for continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs). Credits awarded will depend on workshop sessions attended during the program. Program listings use the following credit designations: CM-crop management, PM-pest management, NM-nutrient management, SW-soil and water. All presentations are 1.0 credit.

Register

When

January 9, 2019

Registration check-in 8:30 AM.
Program begins at 9:00 AM and concludes at 4:15 PM.

Where

Quality Inn and Suites Starlite Village Conference Center
2601 East 13th Street, Ames, IA 50010

Program for Ames

Wednesday, January 9, 2019Print the program

8:30 AM Registration opens
9:00 AM Welcome – Angie Rieck-Hinz, Extension field agronomist; Meaghan Anderson, Extension field agronomist
9:05 AM Emerging pest in Iowa: Soybean gall midge – Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist (PM)
10:05 AM Lean and mean crop production for 2019 – Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems specialist (CM)
11:05 AM Session A (select one topic)
Conservation and land leases – Angie Rieck-Hinz, Extension field agronomist (SW)
Herbicide resistance: Herbicides alone can't win the battle – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
Weather outlook and climate decision tools – Justin Glisan, State Climatologist of Iowa (CM)
12:05 PM Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM Session B (select one topic)
Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Meaghan Anderson, Extension field agronomist
Nitrogen management in variable environments – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
What's new in corn diseases? – Alison Robertson, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
2:00 PM Session C (select one topic)
Herbicide resistance: Herbicides alone can't win the battle – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course. (Applicators must attend entire meeting to receive recertification.)Meaghan Anderson, Extension field agronomist
What's new in corn diseases? – Alison Robertson, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Market outlook for 2019 and strategies for dealing with stress – Chad Hart, Extension ag economist; David Brown, Extension family life specialist (CM)
4:15 PM Meeting adjourns

Register

Fees

  • $50
    Early registration, prior to midnight, January 2, 2019
  • $60
    Late or on-site registration
  • Registration includes lunch, proceedings booklet, refreshment breaks, private pesticide applicator recertification and CCA credits.

Reminders

  • Cancellations requesting a refund must be received no later than 3 days prior to the meeting (except weather related).
  • Confirmation of registration and receipts are sent via email. Please provide a valid email address when registering.
  • For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration please contact ANR Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or anr@iastate.edu.

Weather

  • If weather conditions cause a change in meeting plans a notice will be posted on this webpage and provided to local media and radio stations. Any decisions regarding holding the meeting will be announced before 6:00 AM the day of the meeting. Meetings will not be rescheduled. Those registered may transfer to another location or request a refund.

Extension field agronomists

Meaghan Anderson

Meaghan Anderson
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(319) 331-0058
mjanders@iastate.edu
@mjanders1

Angie Rieck-Hinz

Angie Rieck-Hinz
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(515) 231-2830
amrieck@iastate.edu
@nciacrops

Mike Witt

Mike Witt
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(641) 747-2276
witt@iastate.edu
@witt_isu