Crop Advantage Series

January 20, 2022 | Atlantic, 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

"I always leave with a little more knowledge.."

Atlantic 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.



January 20, 2022

Registration check-in 8:30 AM.
Program begins at 8:55 AM and concludes at 5:00 PM.


Cass County Community Building
805 West 10th Street, Atlantic, IA 50022

Statewide support provided by Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Corn Growers Association.

Program for Atlantic

Thursday, January 20, 2022Print the program

8:30 am Registration opens
8:55 am Welcome – Aaron Saeugling, extension field agronomist
9:00 am Corn rootworm management – Ashley Dean, extension specialist, Entomology (PM)
10:00 am Session A (select one topic)
Cost-effective use of fertilizers for 2022 and beyond – Antonio Mallarino, extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Weather and climatological outlooks for 2022 – Justin Glisan, State Climatologist of Iowa (CM)
10:50 am Break
11:00 am Session B (select one topic)
Managing aquatic vegetation on Iowa's ponds – Joe Morris, director, North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (SW)
Windbreak school: Establishment, management, and renovation – Billy Beck, extension forestry specialist (SW)
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
12:50 pm Session C (select one topic)
Farm transition and estate planning – Tim Christensen, extension farm management field specialist
Updates on soybean gall midge and fall armyworm – Ashley Dean, extension specialist, Entomology (PM)
1:50 pm Session D (select one topic)
Carbon markets – Tim Christensen, extension farm management field specialist (SW)
Corn fungicide use in southwest Iowa and tar spot – Alison Robertson, extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
2:50 pm Break
3:00 pm 2022 Crop market outlook – Chad Hart , extension crop marketing specialist (CM)
4:00 pm Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Mike Witt, extension field agronomist
5:00 pm Meeting adjourns



  • $60
    Early registration, prior to midnight, January 13, 2022
  • $75
    Late or on-site registration
  • Registration includes lunch, refreshment breaks, private pesticide applicator recertification and CCA credits.


  • 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


  • 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

Aaron Saeugling

Aaron Saeugling
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(641) 344-5704