Crop Advantage Series

January 11, 2019 | Mason City, 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

"Very well organized and on schedule. Liked the booklet that included presentation write-ups. Very nice meeting!."

Mason 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.

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When

January 11, 2019

Registration check-in 8:15 AM.
Program begins at 9:00 AM and concludes at 4:00 PM.

Where

North Iowa Area Community College - Muse-Norris Conference Center
500 College Drive, Mason City, IA 50401

Local sponsor

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Program for Mason City

Friday, January 11, 2019Print the program

8:15 AM Registration opens
9:00 AM Welcome – Angie Rieck-Hinz, Extension field agronomist; Terry Basol, Extension field agronomist
9:05 AM Market outlook for 2019 and strategies for dealing with stress – Chad Hart, Extension ag economist; Mackenzie Johnson, Extension family life specialist (CM)
10:00 AM Session A (select one topic)
Lean and mean crop production for 2019 – Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems specialist (CM)
Soil pH and liming research update and management strategies with low crop prices – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Update on soybean disease management – Daren Mueller, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
11:00 AM Session B (select one topic)
Lean and mean crop production for 2019 – Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems specialist (CM)
Soil pH and liming research update and management strategies with low crop prices – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Update on soybean disease management – Daren Mueller, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
12:00 PM Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM Session C (select one topic)
Herbicide resistance: Herbicides alone can't win the battle – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
Nitrogen management in variable environments – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Tariffs: Past, present and future – Kelvin Leibold, Extension farm management field specialist (CM)
2:00 PM Session D (select one topic)
Herbicide resistance: Herbicides alone can't win the battle – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
Nitrogen management in variable environments – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Tariffs: Past, present and future – Kelvin Leibold, Extension farm management field specialist (CM)
2:50 PM Break
3:10 PM Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course (Applicators must attend entire meeting to receive recertification.)Terry Basol, Extension field agronomist
4:00 PM Meeting adjourns

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Fees

  • $50
    Early registration, prior to midnight, January 4, 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

Angie Rieck-Hinz

Angie Rieck-Hinz
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(515) 231-2830
amrieck@iastate.edu
@nciacrops

Terry Basol

Terry Basol
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(641) 426-6801
tlbasol@iastate.edu