Crop Advantage Series

January 11, 2022 | Okoboji, 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

"Solid information, up front and honest. Well organized."

Okoboji 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 11, 2022

Registration check-in 9:30 AM.
Program begins at 10:00 AM and concludes at 4:35 PM.

Where

Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center
1405 US Highway 71, Okoboji, IA 51355


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

Program for Okoboji

Tuesday, January 11, 2022Print the program

9:30 amRegistration opens
10:00 am2022 Crop market outlook – Chad Hart, extension crop marketing specialist (CM)
11:00 amCorn rootworm management – Erin Hodgson, extension entomologist (PM)
12:00 pmLunch (provided)
12:45 pm Session A (select one topic)
Decision tree for edge of field nitrate – Matt Helmers, extension agricultural engineer (SW)
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)
Weed management update for 2022 – Prashant Jha, extension weed management specialist (PM)
1:40 pm Session B (select one topic)
Nitrogen management for nitrate leaching – Matt Helmers, extension agricultural engineer (SW)
Phosphorus and potassium management for different tillage systems – Antonio Mallarino, extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Putting together the pieces of soybean yield – Mark Licht, extension cropping systems specialist (CM)
Weed management update for 2022 – Prashant Jha, extension weed management specialist (PM)
2:35 pmBreak
2:40 pm Session C (select one topic)
Carbon markets – Alejandro Plastina, extension economist (SW)
Corn and soybean disease update – Daren Mueller, extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
Putting together the pieces of soybean yield – Mark Licht, extension cropping systems specialist (CM)
Resilient Working Lands: Using your land's natural resources to increase return on investment – Adam Janke, extension wildlife specialist (SW)
3:35 pmIowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Gentry Sorenson, extension field agronomist
4:35 pmMeeting adjourns

Register

Fees

  • $60
    Early registration, prior to midnight, January 4, 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 agronomist

Gentry Sorenson

Gentry Sorenson
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(641) 430-6715
gentrys@iastate.edu
@GentrySorenson