Crop Advantage Series

January 10, 2019 | Honey Creek Resort, Moravia, 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

"Relevant information. Please keep these sessions going. I get more useful information from this than anything else I do.."

Moravia 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 10, 2019

Registration check-in 8:00 AM.
Program begins at 8:55 AM and concludes at 4:15 PM.

Where

Honey Creek Resort
12633 Resort Drive, Moravia, IA 52571

Program for Honey Creek

Thursday, January 10, 2019Print the program

8:00 AM Registration opens
8:55 AM Welcome – Josh Michel, Extension field agronomist
9:00 AM Dicamba: Recap of 2018 and looking ahead in 2019 – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
10:00 AM Session A (select one topic)
Climate, weather variability and the U.S. Drought Monitor – Dennis Todey, director, USDA Midwest Climate Hub (CM)
Soil pH and liming research update and management strategies with low crop prices – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Strategies for diversifying weed management – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
Utilizing cover crops as a forage resource – Erika Lundy, Extension beef field specialist; Rebecca Vittetoe, Extension field agronomist (SW)
11:00 AM Session B (select one topic)
Climate, weather variability and the U.S. Drought Monitor – Dennis Todey, director, USDA Midwest Climate Hub (CM)
Soil pH and liming research update and management strategies with low crop prices – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Strategies for diversifying weed management – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
Utilizing cover crops as a forage resource – Erika Lundy, Extension beef field specialist; Rebecca Vittetoe, Extension field agronomist (SW)
12:00 PM Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM Session C (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 biologist (CM)
Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy: Scaling up and measuring success – Jamie Benning, Extension water quality program manager (SW)
Lean and mean crop production for 2019 – Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems specialist (CM)
2:00 PM Session D (select one topic)
Emerging pest in Iowa: Soybean gall midge – Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist (PM)
Iowa Commercial Ag Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course for 2019 - categories 1A, 1B, 1C and 10 (Applicators must attend entire meeting to receive recertification.)Kristine Schaefer, program manager, Pesticide Safety Education Program (PM)
Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course (Applicators must attend entire meeting to receive recertification.)Rebecca Vittetoe, Extension field agronomist
Lean and mean crop production for 2019 – Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems specialist (CM)
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Market outlook for 2019 and strategies for dealing with stress – Chad Hart, Extension ag economist ; Joy Rouse, Extension family life specialist (CM)
4:15 PM Meeting adjourns

Register

Fees

  • $50
    Early registration, prior to midnight, January 3, 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

Josh Michel

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

Rebecca Vittetoe

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

Virgil Schmitt

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