Crop Advantage Series

January 13, 2022 | Cedar Falls, 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.

Register

When

January 13, 2022

Registration check-in 8:15 AM.
Program begins at 9:00 AM and concludes at 4:45 PM.

Where

Bien Venu Event Center - Holidy Inn & Suites
7400 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls, IA 50613


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

Program for Cedar Falls

Thursday, January 13, 2022Print the program

8:15 amRegistration opens
9:00 amCorn rootworm management – Erin Hodgson, extension entomologist (PM)
10:00 am Session A (select one topic)
2022 Crop market outlook – Chad Hart, extension crop marketing specialist (CM)
Cost-effective use of fertilizers for 2022 and beyond – Antonio Mallarino, extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Maximizing grazing opportunities with annual grasses – Denise Schwab, extension beef field specialist (CM)
Windbreak school: Establishment, management, and renovation – Billy Beck, extension forestry specialist (SW)
11:00 am Session B (select one topic)
2022 Crop market outlook – Chad Hart, extension crop marketing specialist (CM)
Liming considerations for 2022 and beyond – Antonio Mallarino, extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Maximizing grazing opportunities with annual grasses – Denise Schwab, extension beef field specialist (CM)
Maximizing the value of your manure nutrients – Brian Dougherty, extension field agricultural engineer (SW)
12:00 pmLunch (provided)
12:45 pm Session C (select one topic)
Making the relationship work: Cereal rye ahead of corn – Mark Licht , extension cropping systems specialist (SW)
Maximizing the value of your manure nutrients – Brian Dougherty, extension field agricultural engineer (SW)
Smokey growing season impact on crop production – Sotirios Archontoulis , associate professor, Agronomy (CM)
Weather and climatological outlooks for 2022 – Justin Glisan, State Climatologist of Iowa (CM)
1:45 pm Session D (select one topic)
Corn and soybean disease update – Alison Robertson, extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
Making the relationship work: Cereal rye ahead of corn – Mark Licht , extension cropping systems specialist (SW)
Weather and climatological outlooks for 2022 – Justin Glisan, State Climatologist of Iowa (CM)
Weed management update for 2022 – Prashant Jha, extension weed management specialist (PM)
2:45 pm Session E (select one topic)
Carbon markets – Ann Johanns, program specialist, Farm Management (SW)
Corn and soybean disease update – Alison Robertson, extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
Farm biosecurity and foreign animal disease awareness – Mark Storlie, extension swine field specialist; Colin Johnson, extension swine field specialist
Testing harvest weed seed control strategies in Iowa: Chaff lining and seed destruction – Prashant Jha, extension weed management specialist (PM)
3:45 pmIowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Terry Basol, extension field agronomist
4:45 pmMeeting adjourns

Register

Fees

  • $60
    Early registration, prior to midnight, January 6, 2022
  • $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.

Extension field agronomists

Josh Michel

Josh Michel
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(563) 581-7828
jjmichel@iastate.edu
@jjmichel_crops

Terry Basol

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