Crop Advantage Series

January 18, 2022 | Chariton, 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

"Relevant information. Please keep these sessions going. I get more useful information from this than anything else I do.."

Moravia 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 18, 2022

Registration check-in 8:00 AM.
Program begins at 8:55 AM and concludes at 4:15 PM.

Where

Carpenter's Hall
1215 Court Ave, Chariton, IA 50049


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

Program for Chariton

Tuesday, January 18, 2022Print the program

8:30 amRegistration opens
8:55 amWelcome – Clarabell Probasco, extension field agronomist
9:00 amCorn rootworm and fall armyworm update – Erin Hodgson, extension entomologist (PM)
10:00 am Session A (select one topic)
2022 Decisions for crop insurance, farm bill, and cost of crop production – Charles Brown, extension farm management field specialist (CM)
Impact of cereal rye cover crop termination timing and herbicide programs for managing herbicide resistant weeds in soybean – Prashant Jha, extension weed management specialist (PM)
Nutrient inputs decisions for 2022 and beyond – Antonio Mallarino, extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
11:00 am Session B (select one topic)
Forage production and management – Rebecca Vittetoe, extension field agronomist; Aaron Saeugling, extension field agronomist (CM)
Nutrient inputs decisions for 2022 and beyond – Antonio Mallarino, extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Tax law changes in the works – Charles Brown, extension farm management field specialist
12:00 pmLunch (provided)
1:00 pm Session C (select one topic)
Impacts of a changing climate on weather variability and future agricultural production – Justin Glisan, State Climatologist of Iowa (CM)
Managing Iowa's farm ponds – Joe Morris, director, North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (SW)
Understanding fungicides to manage crop disease – Alison Robertson, extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
2:00 pm2022 Crop market outlook – Chad Hart, extension crop marketing specialist (CM)
3:00 pmBreak
3:15 pm Session D (select one topic)
Iowa Commercial Ag Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Carol Pilcher, manager, Pesticide Safety Education Program (PM)
Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Clarabell Probasco, extension field agronomist
4:15 pmMeeting adjourns

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Fees

  • $60
    Early registration, prior to midnight, January 11, 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

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