Crop Advantage Series

January 25, 2022 | Coralville, 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 speakers! They were entertaining, engaging, humorous, knowledgeable and personable. Gave us something you could take to the field..."

Iowa City 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 25, 2022

Registration check-in 8:30 AM.
Program begins at 8:55 AM and concludes at 4:15 PM.

Where

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
1220 1st Ave (exit 242, I-80), Coralville, IA 52245


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

Program for Coralville

Tuesday, January 25, 2022Print the program

8:30 amRegistration opens
8:55 amWelcome – Rebecca Vittetoe, extension field agronomist
9:00 amCorn rootworm management – 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 – Ryan Drollette, extension farm management field specialist (CM)
4Rs of nitrogen management for nitrate leaching and crop production – Matt Helmers, extension agricultural engineer (NM)
Nutrient inputs decisions for 2022 and beyond – Antonio Mallarino, extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Understanding fungicides to manage crop disease – Alison Robertson, extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
11:00 am Session B (select one topic)
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
Understanding fungicides to manage crop disease – Alison Robertson, extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
Windbreak school: Establishment, management, and renovation – Mark Vitosh, forester, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (SW)
12:00 pmLunch (provided)
1:00 pm Session C (select one topic)
On-farm trials: Local trials, local results – Mike Witt, extension field agronomist (CM)
Smokey growing season impact on crop production – Mark Licht, extension cropping systems specialist (CM)
The science of carbon credits – Lisa Schulte-Moore, professor, Natural Resource Ecology and Management (SW)
Weed management update for 2022 – Prashant Jha, extension weed management specialist (PM)
1:50 pmBreak
2:00 pm2022 Crop market outlook – Chad Hart, extension crop marketing specialist (CM)
3:15 pmIowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Rebecca Vittetoe, extension field agronomist; Virgil Schmitt, extension field agronomist; Clarabell Probasco, extension field agronomist
4:15 pmMeeting adjourns

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Fees

  • $60
    Early registration, prior to midnight, January 18, 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

Rebecca Vittetoe

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

Clarabell Probasco

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

Virgil Schmitt

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