Crop Advantage Series

January 3, 2019 | Sheldon, 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

"Like the format that permits open question and answer interaction with knowledgable professionals.."

Sheldon 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.

Register

When

January 3, 2019

Registration check-in 9:30 AM.
Program begins at 10:00 AM and concludes at 4:20 PM.

Where

Northwest Iowa Community College, Building A
US Hwy 18 West, Sheldon, IA 51201

Program for Sheldon

Thursday, January 3, 2019Print the program

9:30 AM Registration opens
10:00 AM Herbicides alone won't win the weed war! – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
11:00 AM Session A (select one topic)
Drainage issues in northwest Iowa – Kris Kohl, Extension agricultural engineering field specialist (SW)
U.S. - China ag trade and the trade war – Wendong Zhang, Extension ag economist
What's new in corn diseases? – Alison Robertson, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
11:50 AM Lunch (provided)
12:40 PM Session B (select one topic)
Emerging pest in Iowa: Soybean gall midge – Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist (PM)
Lean and mean crop production for 2019 – Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems specialist (CM)
Potassium effects on crop yield, corn response to nitrogen, and soybean diseases – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
1:35 PM Session C (select one topic)
2018 NW Iowa on-farm and research farm results – Joel DeJong, Extension field agronomist; Andrew Weaver, Northwest Iowa Research Farm (CM)
Nitrogen management in variable environments – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Update on cover crop mixture research results – Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems specialist (SW)
2:30 PM 2019 Ag outlook: It's stressful. How can we deal with it? – Chad Hart, Extension ag economist; Lori Hayungs, Extension family life specialist (CM)
3:35 PM Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course (Applicators must attend entire meeting to receive recertification.)Joel DeJong, Extension field agronomist
4:20 PM Meeting adjourns

Register

Fees

  • $50
    Early registration, prior to midnight, December 28, 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 agronomist

Joel DeJong

Joel DeJong
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(712) 540-1085
jldejong@iastate.edu
@joel_dejong