Crop Advantage Series

January 17, 2019 | Waterloo, 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

"Good opportunity to compare notes with ISU Extension specialists, colleagues and friends on topics of interest."

Ames 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 17, 2019

Registration check-in 8:15 AM.
Program begins at 9:00 AM and concludes at 4:30 PM.

Where

Hawkeye Community College - Tama Hall
1501 East Orange Road, Waterloo, IA 50701

Program for Waterloo

Thursday, January 17, 2019Print the program

8:15 AM Registration opens
9:00 AM Profitable use of weather data – Elwynn Taylor, Extension climatologist (CM)
10:00 AM Session A (select one topic)
Alfalfa pest management: Insects, diseases, weeds and use of variety selection – Brian Lang, Extension field agronomist (PM)
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)
What's new with corn diseases and foliar fungicides – Alison Robertson, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
11:00 AM Session B (select one topic)
Herbicide resistance: Herbicides alone can't win the battle – Bob Hartzler, Extension weed management specialist (PM)
Interpreting soil test results for P, K and pH after a dry or wet crop season – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Key decisions for farm succession planning – Melissa O'Rourke, Extension farm management field specialist
What's new with corn diseases and foliar fungicides – Alison Robertson, Extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
12:00 PM Lunch (provided)
12:45 PM Session C (select one topic)
Farmland leasing: Trends and strategies – Melissa O'Rourke, Extension farm management field specialist
Nitrogen management in variable environments – John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Soil pH and liming research update and management strategies with low crop prices – Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Using an insect pest crop scout calendar in corn and soybean production – Brian Lang, Extension field agronomist (PM)
1:45 PM Session D (select one topic)
Alfalfa fertility – Brian Lang, Extension field agronomist (NM)
Cover crops and no-till ahead of soybeans: Low risk – big rewards – Jamie Benning, Extension water quality program manager (SW)
Lowering the cost of corn production for 2019 – Joe Lauer, Extension agronomist, University of Wisconsin (CM)
Market outlook for 2019 and strategies for dealing with stress – Chad Hart, Extension ag economist; Cindy Thompson, Extension family life specialist (CM)
2:45 PM Session E (select one topic)
Cover crops and no-till ahead of soybeans: Low risk – big rewards – Jamie Benning, Extension water quality program manager (SW)
Lowering the cost of corn production for 2019 – Joe Lauer, Extension agronomist, University of Wisconsin (CM)
Market outlook for 2019 and strategies for dealing with stress – Chad Hart, Extension ag economist; Cindy Thompson, Extension family life specialist (CM)
Using an insect pest crop scout calendar in corn and soybean production – Brian Lang, Extension field agronomist (PM)
3:45 PM Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course (Applicators must attend entire meeting to receive recertification.)Terry Basol, Extension field agronomist
4:30 PM Meeting adjourns

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Fees

  • $50
    Early registration, prior to midnight, January 10, 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

Brian Lang

Brian Lang
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(563) 387-7058
bjlang@iastate.edu

Terry Basol

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