Crop Advantage Series

January 6, 2022 | Burlington, 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

"Iowa State staff are in touch with the ‘boots on the ground’ and do an excellent job.."

Burlington 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.

The Burlington Crop Advantage is presented in cooperation with Merschman Seeds, Inc., the Iowa Soybean Association and University of Illinois Extension.

Register

When

January 6, 2022

Registration check-in 8:30 AM.
Program begins at 8:50 AM and concludes at 4:10 PM.

Where

Catfish Bend Convention & Event Center
3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington, IA 52601


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

Program for Burlington

Thursday, January 6, 2022Print the program

8:30 amRegistration opens
8:50 amWelcome – Virgil Schmitt, extension field agronomist; Joe Merschman, president, Merschman Seeds; Chelsea Harbach, extension educator, University of Illinois
9:00 amCorn foliar disease management and fungicide residual properties – Alison Robertson, extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
10:00 amIntegrated weed management strategies – Aaron Hager, extension weed management specialist, University of Illinois (PM)
10:50 amBreak
11:10 am2022 Crop market outlook – Chad Hart, extension crop marketing specialist (CM)
12:00 pmLunch (provided)
1:00 pm Session A (select one topic)
New frontiers in corn rootworm management – Ashley Dean, extension specialist, Entomology (PM)
Nutrient inputs decisions for 2022 and beyond – Antonio Mallarino, extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
On-farm trials: Local trials, local results – Mike Witt, extension field agronomist (CM)
Weather and climatological outlooks for 2022 – Justin Glisan, State Climatologist of Iowa (CM)
2:00 pm Session B (select one topic)
2022 Decisions for crop insurance, farm bill, and cost of crop production – Charles Brown, extension farm management field specialist (CM)
New frontiers in corn rootworm management – Ashley Dean, extension specialist, Entomology (PM)
Nutrient inputs decisions for 2022 and beyond – Antonio Mallarino, extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Strategies for evaluating non-traditional crop production products – Mike Witt, extension field agronomist (CM)
2:50 pmBreak
3:10 pm Session C (select one topic)
Best practices to manage soybean cyst nematode – Chelsea Harbach, extension educator, commercial agriculture, University of Illinois (PM)
Grain bin safety – Kristina TeBockhorst, extension agricultural engineering field specialist (CM)
Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Virgil Schmitt, extension field agronomist; Clarabell Probasco, extension field agronomist; Rebecca Vittetoe, extension field agronomist
Trends with farmland leasing and farmland values – Ryan Drollette, extension farm management field specialist (CM)
4:10 pmMeeting adjourns

Register

Fees

  • $60
    Early registration, prior to midnight, December 30, 2021
  • $75
    Late or on-site registration
  • Registration includes lunch, 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.

Meeting hosts

Virgil Schmitt

Virgil Schmitt
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(563) 260-3721
vschmitt@iastate.edu
@virgilschmitt

Clarabell Probasco

Clarabell Probasco
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(641) 664-2730
caknapp@iastate.edu

Rebecca Vittetoe

Rebecca Vittetoe
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(712) 540-3319
rka8@iastate.edu
@rkvittetoe

Chelsea Harbach

Chelsea Harbach
Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture
University of Illinois Extension
(309) 734-1098
harbach2@illinois.edu