Burlington | January 5, 2018

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 AMWelcome – Virgil Schmitt, Extension field agronomist; Joe Merschman, president, Merschman Seeds
9:00 AMCrop weather outlook 2018 – Elwynn Taylor, Extension climatologist (CM)
10:00 AMDicamba: Moving forward in 2018 – Mike Owen, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
10:50 AMBreak
11:10 AMCrop market outlook 2018 – Chad Hart, Extension ag economist (CM)
12:00 PMLunch (provided)
1:00 PM - Session A (select one topic)
Cover crops and seedling diseases – Alison Robertson, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
Impacts of 4R nutrient management on drainage water quality – Matt Helmers, Extension agricultural engineer (SW)
Micronutrients and nutrient tissue testing for corn and soybean – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Strategies for diversifying weed management – Mike Owen, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
2:00 PM - Session B (select one topic)
Impacts of 4R nutrient management on drainage water quality – Matt Helmers, Extension agricultural engineer (SW)
Micronutrients and nutrient tissue testing for corn and soybean – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Pushing soybean yields with inputs – Emerson Nafziger, Extension crop production specialist, University of Illinois (CM)
Where do insect management thresholds come from? – Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist (PM)
2:50 PMBreak
3:10 PM - Session C (select one topic)
Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Virgil Schmitt, Extension field agronomist
Pushing soybean yields with inputs – Emerson Nafziger, Extension crop production specialist, University of Illinois (CM)
Soil health concepts and measurements – Marshall McDaniel, assistant professor, Agronomy (SW)
4:00 PMMeeting adjourns

Program hosts

Virgil Schmitt
Iowa State University
Extension field agronomist

(563) 263-5701
vschmitt@iastate.edu

Rebecca Vittetoe
Extension field agronomist

(319) 653-4811
rka8@iastate.edu

Meaghan Anderson
Iowa State University
Extension field agronomist

(319) 337-2145
mjanders@iastate.edu

 

Registration

Advance registration has closed for this location. Registrations will still be accepted at the door at the $60 fee.

$50 – early registration
$60 – after midnight, December 29 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.

Statewide Sponsors

Iowa State University Extenison and Outreach appreciates the following statewide sponsors for their financial support of this year’s Crop Advantage Series.

Gold level sponsor

Bronze level sponsor

North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program