Burlington | January 8, 2016

Comfort Suites
1708 Stonegate Center Drive, Burlington, Iowa



The Burlington Crop Advantage is presented in partnership with Merschman Seeds, Inc., University of Illinois Extension, the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Soybean Association.

Program

Time Presentation
8:30 AMRegistration opens
8:55 AM Welcome – Virgil Schmitt, Extension field agronomist; Angie Peltier, Commercial agriculture educator, University of Illinois Extension; Joe Merschman, Merschman Seeds, Inc.
9:00 AMCrop weather outlook 2016 – Elwynn Taylor, Extension climatologist (CM)
10:00 AMManaging northern corn leaf blight and soybean SDS in 2016 and beyond – Daren Mueller, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
10:50 AMBreak
11:10 AMManaging margins in 2016 and beyond – Chad Hart, Extension economist (CM)
12:00 PMLunch (provided)
1:00 PM - Session A (select one topic)
 Big Data and UAVs in agriculture – Matt Darr, Associate Professor, Ag and Biosystems Engineering; Ryan Bergman, Program Coordinator, Ag and Biosystems Engineering (CM)
 Creating resilient weed management programs – Aaron Hager, Extension weed management specialist, University of Illinois (PM)
 Reducing nitrate loss: Scale of practice implementation needed – Matt Helmers, Extension agricultural engineer (SW)
 U2U tools: Decision tools for corn producers – Chad Hart, Extension economist (CM)
2:00 PM - Session B (select one topic)
 Corn plant population and variable-rate seeding – Emerson Nafziger, Extension crop production specialist, University of Illinois (CM)
 Insect management for 2016 – Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist (PM)
 Soil fertility management with tight crop production margins – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
 Spray application strategies beyond glyphosate – Mark Hanna, Extension agricultural engineer (PM)
2:50 PMBreak
3:10 PM - Session C (select one topic)
 Corn plant population and variable-rate seeding – Emerson Nafziger, Extension crop production specialist, University of Illinois (CM)
 Creating resilient weed management programs – Aaron Hager, Extension weed management specialist, University of Illinois (PM)
  Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Meaghan Anderson, Extension field agronomist; Rebecca Vittetoe, Extension field agronomist; Virgil Schmitt, Extension field agronomist
4:00 PMMeeting adjourns

Program hosts

Virgil Schmitt
Iowa State University
Extension field agronomist

(563) 263-5701
vschmitt@iastate.edu

Angie Peltier
University of Illinois Extension Commercial Agriculture Educator

(309) 734-5532
apeltier@illinois.edu

Meaghan Anderson
Iowa State University
Extension field agronomist

(319) 337-2145
mjanders@iastate.edu

Rebecca Vittetoe
Iowa State University
Extension field agronomist

(319) 653-4811
rka8@iastate.edu

Registration

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 1 or at the door

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

Cancellation

Location changes or cancellation requests - call (515) 294-6429 or email anr@iastate.edu. 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 anr@iastate.edu.