Atlantic | January 19, 2016

Cass County Community Building
805 West 10th St, Atlantic, Iowa


Time Presentation
8:00 AM Registration opens
8:30 AMUnexpected pest management with cover crops – Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist (PM)
9:20 AMWeed management – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
10:10 AMBreak
10:20 AMEconomic benefits of cover crops – Jamie Benning, Extension water quality program manager; Liz Juchems, Iowa Learning Farms Events Coordinator (SW)
11:10 AMSoil fertility management with tight crop production margins – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
12:00 PMLunch (provided)
1:00 PMBig Data and UAVs in agriculture – Matt Darr, Associate Professor, Ag and Biosystems Engineering; Ryan Bergman, Program Coordinator, Ag and Biosystems Engineering (CM)
1:50 PMManaging margins in 2016 and beyond – Alejandro Plastina, Extension economist; Chad Hart, Extension economist (CM)
2:45 PM Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Aaron Saeugling, Extension field agronomist
3:30 pmMeeting adjourns

Field Agronomist

Aaron Saeugling
Extension field agronomist

(712) 769-2600



Online and advance registration has closed for this meeting. Please register at the door the day of the program. Thank you.

$50 – early registration
$60 – after midnight, January 12 or at the door

Registration includes lunch, refreshments, a copy of the proceedings booklet, private pesticide applicator recertification and CCA credits.


Location changes or cancellation requests - call (515) 294-6429 or email Cancellations requesting a refund must be received by the early registration deadline listed above.

Weather policy

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 am the day of the meeting. Meetings are not rescheduled. Those registered may transfer to another location or request a refund.

For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration contact Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or

Partially funded by the soybean checkoff. The Iowa Soybean Association is proud to partner with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in providing valuable crop production information that benefits Iowa producers. Printing of the 2016 Crop Advantage proceedings was sponsored by the Iowa Soybean Association.