Crop Advantage Series

January 21, 2022 | Davenport, 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

"Like the concurrent sessions. Let’s me choose different topics."

Davenport 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.

Illinois Extension

The Davenport Crop Advantage is presented in cooperation with University of Illinois Extension.

Register

When

January 21, 2022

Registration check-in 8:30 AM.
Program begins at 8:55 AM and concludes at 4:00 PM.

Where

Rhythm City Casino Resort
7077 Elmore Ave, Davenport, IA 52807


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

Program for Davenport

Friday, January 21, 2022Print the program

8:30 amRegistration opens
8:55 amWelcome – Virgil Schmitt, extension field agronomist
9:00 amNew frontiers in corn 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)
2022 Decisions for crop insurance, farm bill, and cost of crop production – Ryan Drollette, extension farm management field specialist (CM)
Corn foliar disease management and fungicide residual properties – Daren Mueller, extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
Nutrient inputs decisions for 2022 and beyond – Antonio Mallarino, extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
10:50 amBreak
11:10 am Session B (select one topic)
2022 Crop market outlook – Chad Hart, extension crop marketing specialist (CM)
Corn foliar disease management and fungicide residual properties – Daren Mueller, extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
Nutrient inputs decisions for 2022 and beyond – Antonio Mallarino, extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Weather and climatological outlooks for 2022 – Justin Glisan, State Climatologist of Iowa (CM)
12:00 pmLunch (provided)
1:00 pm Session C (select one topic)
4Rs of nitrogen management for nitrate leaching and crop production – Matt Helmers, extension agricultural engineer (NM)
Integrated weed management strategies – Prashant Jha, extension weed management specialist (PM)
Making sense of carbon market opportunities – Jean Brokish, Midwest program manager; Emily Bruner, Midwest science director, American Farmland Trust (SW)
On-farm trials: Local trials, local results – Mike Witt, extension field agronomist (CM)
2:00 pm Session D (select one topic)
Integrated weed management strategies – Prashant Jha, extension weed management specialist (PM)
Smokey growing season impact on crop production – Mark Licht, extension cropping systems specialist (CM)
Strategies for evaluating non-traditional crop production products – Mike Witt, extension field agronomist (CM)
The science of carbon credits – Marshall McDaniel, assistant professor, Agronomy (SW)
2:50 pmBreak
3:10 pm Session E (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)
4:00 pmMeeting adjourns

Register

Fees

  • $60
    Early registration, prior to midnight, January 14, 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.

Meeting hosts

Virgil Schmitt

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

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

Chelsea Harbach

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