Sheldon | January 6, 2015

Northwest Iowa Community College - Building A
US Highway 19 West, Sheldon, Iowa


Time Presentation
9:30 am Registration opens
10:00 am The highs and lows of crop marketing – Chad Hart, Extension economist (CM)
11:00 am Sorting through the new herbicide resistance traits – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
12:00 PM Lunch (provided)
12:50 PM - Session A (select one topic)
  Farm bill decisions – Melissa O'Rourke, Extension farm management specialist (CM)
  Nitrogen recommendations for optimizing economic return and water quality – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
  SDS and other soybean disease issues from 2014 – Daren Mueller, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
1:45 PM - Session B (select one topic)
  2014 corn diseases and fungicide application research results – Alison Robertson, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
  2014 Northwest Iowa Research Farm and On-Farm Project results – Joel DeJong, Extension field agronomist and Josh Sievers, Superintendent, Northwest Research Farm (CM)
  Strip-tillage successes: Watch-outs for soil type, climate and drainage – Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Extension soil and water specialist (SW)
2:40 PM - Session C (select one topic)
  A visionary view of soil management in 2030 – Lee Burras, Professor, Agronomy (SW)
  Efficient use of P, K, lime and micronutrients with lower crop prices – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
  Farm bill decisions – Melissa O'Rourke, Extension farm management specialist (CM)
3:35 PM Private pesticide applicator continuing instruction course – Joel DeJong, Extension field agronomist
4:30 PM Meeting adjourns

Field Agronomist

Joel DeJong
Extension field agronomist

(712) 546-7835



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.

$60 – after midnight, December 29 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 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

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.