Carroll | January 28, 2016

Carrollton Inn
1730 US Highway 71 North, Carroll, Iowa


Time Presentation
8:30 AMRegistration opens
9:00 AM Welcome – Mark Johnson, Extension field agronomist
9:05 AMSoil fertility management with tight crop production margins – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
10:05 AMCorn diseases and a little on SDS – Alison Robertson, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
11:05 AM - 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)
 Flex leases – Shane Ellis, Extension farm management specialist (CM)
 How to get good weed control without overspending – Mike Owen, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
12:05 PMLunch (provided)
1:00 PMManaging margins in 2016 and beyond – Chad Hart, Extension economist (CM)
2:00 PM - Session C (select one topic)
 Economic benefits of cover crops – Jamie Benning, Extension water quality program manager; Liz Juchems, Iowa Learning Farms Events Coordinator (SW)
 How to get good weed control without overspending – Mike Owen, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
 Reducing nitrate loss: Scale of practice implementation needed – Ann Staudt, Program coordinator, Ag and Biosystems Engineering (SW)
3:05 PM Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Paul Kassel, Extension field agronomist
4:00 PMMeeting adjourns

Field Agronomists

Mark Johnson
Extension field agronomist

(515) 979-9578

Paul Kassel
Extension field agronomist

(712) 262-2264


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 21 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.