Waterloo | January 21, 2016

Hawkeye Community College - Tama Hall
1501 East Orange Road, Waterloo, Iowa

Program

Time Presentation
8:15 AM Registration opens
9:00 AM Big Data and UAVs in agriculture – Matt Darr, Associate Professor, Ag and Biosystems Engineering; Ryan Bergman, Program Coordinator, Ag and Biosystems Engineering (CM)
10:00 AM - Session A (select one topic)
 Corn rootworm management – Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist (PM)
 Crop weather outlook 2016 – Elwynn Taylor, Extension climatologist (CM)
 Genetic selection and seeding rate considerations for tight margins – Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems agronomist (CM)
 The most expensive herbicide program is one that doesn't control weeds – Mike Owen, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
11:00 AM - Session B (select one topic)
 Analyzing your business to improve profitability – Kelvin Leibold, Extension farm management specialist (CM)
 Crop weather outlook 2016 – Elwynn Taylor, Extension climatologist (CM)
 The most expensive herbicide program is one that doesn't control weeds – Mike Owen, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
 Unexpected pest management with cover crops – Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist (PM)
12:00 PMLunch (provided)
12:45 PM - Session C (select one topic)
 Analyzing your business to improve profitability – Kelvin Leibold, Extension farm management specialist (CM)
 Are prescriptions for variable seeding rate right for you? – Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems agronomist (CM)
 Northern corn leaf blight and other concerns of 2015 – Alison Robertson, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
 Soil fertility management with tight crop production margins – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
1:45 PM - Session D (select one topic)
 Building soil health for sustainable agricultural systems – Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Extension soil and water specialist (SW)
 Crop market outlook – Chad Hart, Extension economist (CM)
 Energy saving practices on the farm – Mark Hanna, Extension agricultural engineer (CM)
 Soil fertility management with tight crop production margins – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
2:45 PM - Session E (select one topic)
 Building soil health for sustainable agricultural systems – Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Extension soil and water specialist (SW)
 Crop market outlook – Chad Hart, Extension economist (CM)
 Northern corn leaf blight and other concerns of 2015 – Alison Robertson, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
 Spray application strategies beyond glyphosate – Mark Hanna, Extension agricultural engineer (PM)
3:45 PM Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Terry Basol, Extension field agronomist
4:30 PMMeeting adjourns

Field Agronomists

Brian Lang
Extension field agronomist

(563) 382-2949
bjlang@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 14 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.