Iowa City | January 22, 2016

Clarion Highlander Conference Center
Highway 1 and I-80 exit 246, Iowa City, Iowa

Program

Time Presentation
8:30 AMRegistration opens
8:55 AM Welcome – Meaghan Anderson, Extension field agronomist; Virgil Schmitt, Extension field agronomist; Rebecca Vittetoe, Extension field agronomist
9:00 AMManaging margins in 2016 and beyond – Chad Hart, Extension economist (CM)
10:00 AM - Session A (select one topic)
 Analyzing your business to improve profitability – Ryan Drollette, Extension farm management specialist (CM)
 Economic benefits of cover crops – Jamie Benning, Extension water quality program manager; Liz Juchems, Iowa Learning Farms Events Coordinator (SW)
 Genetic selection and seeding rate considerations for tight margins – Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems agronomist (CM)
 Reducing nitrate loss: Scale of practice implementation needed – Matt Helmers, Extension agricultural engineer (SW)
11:00 AM - Session B (select one topic)
 Corn and soybean disease management for 2016 – Daren Mueller, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
 Economic benefits of cover crops – Jamie Benning, Extension water quality program manager; Liz Juchems, Iowa Learning Farms Events Coordinator (SW)
 Genetic selection and seeding rate considerations for tight margins – Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems agronomist (CM)
 The most expensive herbicide program is one that doesn't control weeds – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
12:00 PM Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM - Session C (select one topic)
 Insect management for 2016 – Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist (PM)
 Reducing nitrate loss: Scale of practice implementation needed – Matt Helmers, Extension agricultural engineer (SW)
 Soil fertility management with tight crop production margins – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
 Spray application strategies beyond glyphosate – Mark Hanna, Extension agricultural engineer (PM)
2:00 PM - Session D (select one topic)
 Corn and soybean disease management for 2016 – Daren Mueller, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
 Spray application strategies beyond glyphosate – Mark Hanna, Extension agricultural engineer (PM)
 The most expensive herbicide program is one that doesn't control weeds – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
 Using precision ag technologies for P, K, and lime management – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
3:00 PM Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Meaghan Anderson, Extension field agronomist; Virgil Schmitt, Extension field agronomist; Rebecca Vittetoe, Extension field agronomist
4:00 PMMeeting adjourns

Field Agronomists

Meaghan Anderson
Extension field agronomist

(319) 337-2145
mjanders@iastate.edu

Rebecca Vittetoe
Extension field agronomist

(319) 653-4811
rka8@iastate.edu

Virgil Schmitt
Extension field agronomist

(563) 263-5701
vschmitt@iastate.edu

 

Registration

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$50 – early registration
$60 – after midnight, January 15 or at the door

Registration includes lunch, refreshments, a copy of the proceedings booklet, private pesticide applicator recertification and CCA credits.

Cancellation

Location changes or cancellation requests - call (515) 294-6429 or email anr@iastate.edu. Cancellations requesting a refund must be received by the early registration deadline listed above.

Weather policy

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 am the day of the meeting. Meetings are not rescheduled. Those registered may transfer to another location or request a refund.

For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration contact Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or anr@iastate.edu.

Partially funded by the soybean checkoff. The Iowa Soybean Association is proud to partner with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in providing valuable crop production information that benefits Iowa producers. Printing of the 2016 Crop Advantage proceedings was sponsored by the Iowa Soybean Association.