Crop Advantage Series

January 19, 2022 | Webster City, 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

"Excellent opening speaker. Perfectly met my expectations."

Fort Dodge 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.



January 19, 2022

Registration check-in 8:15 AM.
Program begins at 9:00 AM and concludes at 4:10 PM.


Briggs Woods Conference Center
2501 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA 50595

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

Program for Webster City

Wednesday, January 19, 2022Print the program

8:15 amRegistration opens
9:00 amWelcome – Angie Rieck-Hinz, extension field agronomist
9:15 am2022 Crop market outlook – Chad Hart, extension crop marketing specialist (CM)
10:10 amCorn rootworm management – Erin Hodgson, extension entomologist (PM)
11:05 amWeather and climatological outlooks for 2022 – Dennis Todey, director, Midwest Climate Hub, USDA-ARS; Justin Glisan, State Climatologist of Iowa (CM)
12:00 pmLunch (provided)
1:00 pm Session A (select one topic)
Changing precipitation pattern effects on soil erosion: Management considerations – Rick Cruse, professor, Agronomy and director, Iowa Water Center (SW)
Phosphorus and potassium management for different tillage systems – Antonio Mallarino, extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Understanding fungicides to manage crop disease – Alison Robertson, extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
2:00 pm Session B (select one topic)
Transitioning the farm to the next generation – Kelvin Leibold, extension farm management field specialist
Understanding fungicides to manage crop disease – Alison Robertson, extension crop plant pathologist (PM)
Weed management update for 2022 – Prashant Jha, extension weed management specialist (PM)
2:50 pmBreak
3:10 pmIowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Angie Rieck-Hinz, extension field agronomist
4:10 pmMeeting adjourns



  • $60
    Early registration, prior to midnight, January 12, 2022
  • $75
    Late or on-site registration
  • Registration includes lunch, refreshment breaks, private pesticide applicator recertification and CCA credits.


  • 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


  • 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

Angie Rieck-Hinz

Angie Rieck-Hinz
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(515) 231-2830

Meaghan Anderson

Meaghan Anderson
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(319) 331-0058