Iowa City | January 28, 2015

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

Program

Time Presentation
8:30 AM Registration opens
8:55 AM Welcome – Virgil Schmitt, Extension field agronomist
9:00 AM Managing soybean Sudden Death Syndrome and other soybean diseases in 2015 and beyond – Daren Mueller, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
10:00 AM - Session A (select one topic)
  Farm bill decisions – Ryan Drollette, Extension farm management specialist (CM)
  Field and stream nitrate reduction: Nutrient management, cover crops, bioreactors, and wetlands – Matt Helmers, Extension agricultural engineer (SW)
  Grain storage and market issues update – Charles Hurburgh, Extension agricultural engineer (CM)
  Nitrogen recommendations for optimizing economic return and water quality – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
11:00 AM - Session B (select one topic)
  Crop market outlook – Chad Hart, Extension economist (CM)
  Farm bill decisions – Ryan Drollette, Extension farm management specialist (CM)
  Iowa cover crop research from Practical Farmers of Iowa's on-farm trials – Sarah Carlson, Cover crops research coordinator, Practical Farmers of Iowa (SW)
  Managing herbicide resistance now that the horse has left the barn – Mike Owen, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
12:00 PM Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM - Session C (select one topic)
  Crop market outlook – Chad Hart, Extension economist (CM)
  Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy: Opportunities for local watershed improvement – Jamie Benning, Extension water quality program manager (SW)
  Managing herbicide resistance now that the horse has left the barn – Mike Owen, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
  Nitrogen recommendations for optimizing economic return and water quality – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
2:00 PM - Session D (select one topic)
  Economics and agronomic performance of a three-crop rotation – Sarah Carlson, Cover crops research coordinator, Practical Farmers of Iowa (CM)
  Insect management in 2015 – Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist (PM)
  Lowering energy costs in crop production – Mark Hanna, Extension agricultural engineer (CM)
  Strip-tillage successes: Watch-outs for soil type, climate and drainage – Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Extension soil and water specialist (SW)
3:00 PM Private pesticide applicator continuing instruction course – Mark Carlton, Extension field agronomist and Virgil Schmitt, Extension field agronomist
4:00 PM Meeting adjourns

Field Agronomists

Virgil Schmitt
Extension field agronomist

(563) 263-5701
vschmitt@iastate.edu

Mark Carlton
Extension field agronomist

(641) 932-5612
mcarltn@iastate.edu

Registration

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$50 – early registration
$60 – after midnight, January 20 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 2015 Crop Advantage proceedings was sponsored by the Iowa Soybean Association.