Crop Advantage Series

January 29, 2019 | Iowa City, Iowa

Weather Announcement

The Iowa City meeting will be held as scheduled. Refunds will be provided to those who choose not to attend. Be safe out there.

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

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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 29, 2019

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

Where

Highlander Conference Center
2525 N Dodge St, Iowa City, IA 52245

Local sponsor

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Program for Iowa City

Tuesday, January 29, 2019Print the program

8:30 AM Registration opens
8:55 AM Welcome – Rebecca Vittetoe, Extension field agronomist
9:00 AM Lean and mean crop production for 2019 – Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems specialist (CM)
10:00 AM Session A (select one topic)
Agricultural drainage research update – Kristina TeBockhorst, Extension agricultural engineering field specialist; Matt Helmers, Extension agricultural engineer (SW)
New farm bill implications – Ryan Drollette, Extension farm management field specialist (CM)
Tree management on farms – Mark Vitosh , forester, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Weather outlook for 2019 – Dennis Todey, director, USDA Midwest Climate Hub (CM)
11:00 AM Session B (select one topic)
Agricultural drainage research update – Kristina TeBockhorst, Extension agricultural engineering field specialist; Matt Helmers, Extension agricultural engineer (SW)
Emerging pest in Iowa: Soybean gall midge –Ashley Dean, graduate research assistant, Entomology (PM)
New farm bill implications – Ryan Drollette, Extension farm management field specialist (CM)
Weather outlook for 2019 – Dennis Todey, director, USDA Midwest Climate Hub (CM)
12:00 PM Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM Session C (select one topic)
Emerging pest in Iowa: Soybean gall midge – Ashley Dean, graduate research assistant, Entomology (PM)
Nitrogen management in variable environments – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Weed management in 2019 – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
What's new in corn diseases? – Ed Zaworski, diagnostician, Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, Iowa State University (PM)
2:00 PM Session D (select one topic)
Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course (Applicators must attend entire meeting to receive recertification.)Rebecca Vittetoe, Extension field agronomist
Nitrogen management in variable environments – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Weed management in 2019 – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
What's new in corn diseases? – Ed Zaworski, diagnostician, Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, Iowa State University (PM)
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Market outlook for 2019 and strategies for dealing with stress – Chad Hart, Extension ag economist; Barbara Dunn-Swanson, Extension family life specialist (CM)
4:15 PM Meeting adjourns

Register

Fees

  • $50
    Early registration, prior to midnight, January 22, 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

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