Okoboji | January 7, 2015

Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center
1405 US Highway 71, Milford, Iowa


Time Presentation
9:30 AM Registration opens
10:00 AM Crop market outlook – Chad Hart, Extension economist (CM)
11:00 AM Herbicide and weed control update – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
12:00 PM Lunch (provided)
12:45 PM - Session A (select one topic)
  Corn disease update – Daren Mueller, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
  Corn rootworm management update – Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist (PM)
  Iowa cover crop research from Practical Farmers of Iowa's on-farm trials – Sarah Carlson, Cover crops research coordinator, Practical Farmers of Iowa (SW)
  Nitrogen recommendations for optimizing economic return and water quality – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
1:40 PM - Session B (select one topic)
  Corn stover harvest update – Paul Kassel, Extension field agronomist (SW)
  Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy: Opportunities for local watershed improvement – Matt Helmers, Extension agricultural engineer (SW)
  Precision ag for P, K, and lime management – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
  Soybean aphids – Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist (PM)
2:35 PM Break
2:40 PM - Session C (select one topic)
  Corn and soybean management update – Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems agronomist (CM)
  Farm bill decisions – Melissa O'Rourke, Extension farm management specialist (CM)
  Field and stream nitrate reduction: Nutrient management, cover crops, bioreactors, and wetlands – Matt Helmers, Extension agricultural engineer (SW)
  Sudden Death Syndrome: Updates on research and management – Daren Mueller, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
3:35 PM Private pesticide applicator continuing instruction course – Paul Kassel, Extension field agronomist
4:20 PM Meeting adjourns

Field Agronomist

Paul Kassel
Extension field agronomist

(712) 262-2264



Advance registration has closed for this program. Registrations will be accepted at the door the day of the program. Cash, check or credit cards accepted.

$50 – early registration
$60 – after midnight, December 30 or at the door

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


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.