Crop Advantage Series

January 28, 2020 | Coralville, 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 speakers! They were entertaining, engaging, humorous, knowledgeable and personable. Gave us something you could take to the field..."

Iowa City 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

CCA logo

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 28, 2020

Registration check-in 8:30 AM.
Program begins at 8:55 AM and concludes at 4:15 PM.

Where

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
1220 1st Ave (exit 242, I-80), Coralville, IA 52245


Local sponsor

Iowa Corn Growers logo

Statewide support provided by Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa SARE-Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education

Program for Coralville

Tuesday, January 28, 2020Print the program

8:30 am Registration opens
8:55 am Welcome – Rebecca Vittetoe, Extension field agronomist
9:00 am China as an indispensable trading partner with US agriculture – Wendong Zhang, Extension ag economist (CM)
10:00 am Session A (select one topic)
Considerations for P and K with variable yields and low commodity prices – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Grain drying and storage 101 – Kristina TeBockhorst, Extension agricultural engineering field specialist (CM)
Update on field crop insects and emerging pests – Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist (PM)
Weed management for the 2020’s – Prashant Jha, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
11:00 am Session B (select one topic)
Considerations for P and K with variable yields and low commodity prices – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Field crops insect updates – Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist (PM)
On-farm trials: Local trials and local results – Mike Witt, Extension field agronomist (CM)
Update on corn and soybean diseases – Alison Robertson, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm Session C (select one topic)
Fertilizer application update – Ryan Bergman, program coordinator, Agricultural and Bioystems Engineering; Matt Darr, professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (NM)
Hemp production in Iowa: What you need to know for 2020 – Angie Rieck- Hinz, Extension field agronomist (CM)
Iowa weather: Climatological trends and extreme behavior – Justin Glisan, State Climatologist of Iowa, Iowa Dept. of Agriculture & Land Stewardship (CM)
Weed management for the 2020’s – Prashant Jha, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
2:00 pm Session D (select one topic)
Fertilizer application update – Ryan Bergman, program coordinator, Agricultural and Bioystems Engineering; Matt Darr, professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (NM)
Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Rebecca Vittetoe, Extension field agronomist
Iowa weather: Climatological trends and extreme behavior – Justin Glisan, State Climatologist of Iowa, Iowa Dept. of Agriculture & Land Stewardship (CM)
Update on corn and soybean diseases – Alison Robertson, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm 2020 Crop market outlook: Trade, tariffs, payments and the impact on farmers – Chad Hart, Extension agricultural economist (CM)
4:15 pm Meeting adjourns

Register

Fees

  • $50
    Early registration, prior to midnight, January 21, 2020
  • $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

Rebecca Vittetoe

Rebecca Vittetoe
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(712) 540-3319
rka8@iastate.edu
@rkvittetoe

Josh Michel

Josh Michel
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(319) 523-2371
jjmichel@iastate.edu
@jjmichel_crops

Virgil Schmitt

Virgil Schmitt
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(563) 260-3721
vschmitt@iastate.edu
@virgilschmitt