Crop Advantage Series

January 30, 2019 | Denison, 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 opportunity to compare notes with ISU Extension specialists, colleagues and friends on topics of interest."

Ames 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.

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When

January 30, 2019

Registration check-in 8:15 AM.
Program begins at 9:00 AM and concludes at 4:00 PM.

Where

Boulders Conference Center
2507 Boulders Drive, Denison, IA 51442

Program for Denison

Wednesday, January 30, 2019Print the program

8:15 AM Registration opens
9:00 AM Welcome – Mike Witt, Extension field agronomist
9:05 AM Herbicide resistance: Herbicides alone can't win the battle – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
10:00 AM Session A (select one topic)
Emerging pest in Iowa: Soybean gall midge – Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist (PM)
Finding opportunity areas for wildlife habitat on the farm – Adam Janke, Extension wildlife specialist (CM)
Tariffs: Past, present and future – Tim Christensen, Extension farm management field specialist, (CM)
11:00 AM Session B (select one topic)
Crop weather outlook 2019 – Elywnn Taylor, Extension climatologist (CM)
Soil pH and liming research update and management strategies with low crop prices – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Update on cover crop mixture research results – Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems specialist (SW)
12:00 PM Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM Session C (select one topic)
Nitrogen management in variable environments – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Soil pH and liming research update and management strategies with low crop prices – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Using corn hybrid performance trials to win the game – Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems specialist (CM)
2:00 PM Session D (select one topic)
Implementing bee friendly practices on the farm – Randall Cass, Extension field entomologist (PM)
Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course (Applicators must attend entire meeting to receive recertification.)Aaron Saeugling, Extension field agronomist
Nitrogen management in variable environments – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
2:50 PM Break
3:10 PM Market outlook for 2019 and strategies for dealing with stress – Chad Hart, Extension ag economist; David Brown, Extension family life specialist (CM)
4:00 PM Meeting adjourns

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Fees

  • $50
    Early registration, prior to midnight, January 23, 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 agronomist

Mike Witt

Mike Witt
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(641) 747-2276
witt@iastate.edu
@witt_isu