Crop Advantage Series

January 18, 2019 | Davenport, 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

"Like the concurrent sessions. Let’s me choose different topics."

Davenport 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

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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 18, 2019

Registration check-in 8:30 AM.
Program begins at 8:55 AM and concludes at 4:00 PM.

Where

Rhythm City Casino Resort
7077 Elmore Ave, Davenport, IA 52807

Program for Davenport

Friday, January 18, 2019Print the program

8:30 AM Registration opens
8:55 AM Welcome – Virgil Schmitt, Extension field agronomist
9:00 AM Market outlook for 2019 and strategies for dealing with stress – Chad Hart, Extension ag economist; Barbara Dunn- Swanson, Extension family life specialist (CM)
10:00 AM Session A (select one topic)
Crop weather outlook 2019 – Elwynn Taylor, Extension climatologist (CM)
Nitrogen management in variable environments – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Profitable corn production in 2019 – Joe Lauer, Extension agronomist, University of Wisconsin (CM)
Tariffs: Past, present and future – Ryan Drollette, Extension farm management field specialist (CM)
10:50 AM Break
11:10 AM Session B (select one topic)
Crop weather outlook 2019 – Elwynn Taylor, Extension climatologist (CM)
Field crop insects updates from 2018 – Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist (PM)
Profitable corn production in 2019 – Joe Lauer, Extension agronomist, University of Wisconsin (CM)
What’s new about fertilizer placement for phosphorus and potassium fertilizers – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
12:00 PM Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM Session C (select one topic)
Field crop insects updates from 2018 – Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist (PM)
Profitable use of weather data – Elwynn Taylor, Extension climatologist (CM)
Update on cover crop mixture research results – Elizabeth Juchems, Extension conservation outreach specialist (SW)
What's new in corn diseases? – Alison Robertson, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
2:00 PM Session D (select one topic)
Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy: Scaling up and measuring success – Jamie Benning, Extension water quality program manager (SW)
Long-term tillage and rotation effects on carbon, yield and economics – Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Extension soil and water management specialist (SW)
Weed management in 2019 – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
What's new in corn diseases? – Alison Robertson, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
2:50 PM Break
3:10 PM Session E (select one topic)
Agricultural drainage research update – Kristina TeBockhorst, Extension agricultural engineering field specialist; Kapil Arora, Extension agricultural engineering field specialist (SW)
Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course (Applicators must attend entire meeting to receive recertification.)Virgil Schmitt, Extension field agronomist
Tariffs: Past, present and future – Ryan Drollette, Extension farm management field specialist (CM)
Weed management in 2019 – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
4:00 PM Meeting adjourns

Register

Fees

  • $50
    Early registration, prior to midnight, January 11, 2019
  • $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

Virgil Schmitt

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

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