Mason City | January 15, 2016

North Iowa Area Community College - Muse-Norris Conference Center
500 College Drive, Mason City, Iowa

Program

Time Presentation
8:15 AMRegistration opens
9:00 AMWelcome – Angie Rieck-Hinz, Extension field agronomist; Terry Basol, Extension field agronomist
9:05 AMCrop market outlook – Chad Hart, Extension economist (CM)
10:00 AM - Session A (select one topic)
 Crop quality, storage and food safety issues for the 2015 marketing year – Charlie Hurburgh, Professor, Ag and Biosystems Engineering (CM)
 Economic benefits of cover crops – Jamie Benning, Extension water quality program manager; Liz Juchems, Iowa Learning Farms Events Coordinator (SW)
 The most expensive herbicide program is one that doesn't control weeds – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
11:00 AM - Session B (select one topic)
 Advances in soybean breeding: Defensive traits to protect soybean yields and farm income – Silvia Cianzio, Professor, Agronomy (CM)
 Best practices for alfalfa establishment: Soil fertility, variety selection and planting – Brian Lang, Extension field agronomist (CM)
 Crop quality, storage and food safety issues for the 2015 marketing year – Charlie Hurburgh, Professor, Ag and Biosystems Engineering (CM)
12:00 PMLunch (provided)
1:00 PM - Session C (select one topic)
 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)
 Soil fertility management with tight crop production margins – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
2:00 PM - Session D (select one topic)
 Genetic selection and seeding rate considerations for tight margins – Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems agronomist (CM)
  Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Terry Basol, Extension field agronomist
 Soil fertility management with tight crop production margins – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
2:50 PMBreak
3:10 PMManaging margins in 2016 and beyond – Chad Hart, Extension economist (CM)
4:00 PMMeeting adjourns

Field Agronomists

Angie Rieck-Hinz
Extension field agronomist

(515) 231-2830
amrieck@iastate.edu

Terry Basol
Extension field agronomist

(641) 435-4864
tlbasol@iastate.edu

Registration

Online and advance registration has closed for this meeting. Please register at the door the day of the program. Thank you.

$50 – early registration
$60 – after midnight, January 8 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.