Crop management topics

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  • 1. Crop markets for 2022 and beyond (1.0 CM)

    Chad Hart, professor and extension economist, Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    We'll discuss the current U.S. and global crop supply and demand situation, the factors influencing crop prices, and the outlook for the upcoming year. We'll explore the impacts trade deals, viruses, and technology have had and will continue to have on the markets.
    Session A - Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
    Session C - Wednesday, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

  • 2. Will Iowa farmland values continue to grow? (1.0 CM)

    Wendong Zhang, associate professor and extension economist, Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    Iowa and Midwest farmland market is on fire now, but there are also headwinds due to rising input costs, concerns about inflation and possible tax changes. This presentation will discuss the farmland situation and outlook.
    Session D - Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Session E - Wednesday, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

  • 3. Current conditions, climatological outlooks and the science of seasonal predictability (1.0 CM)

    Justin Glisan, State Climatologist of Iowa, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Des Moines, IA

    The presentation will discuss conditions, including on going drought, from late fall into the winter. Short-term and seasonal climatological outlooks and expectations for the next growing season will also be summarized. The final topic of the presentation will highlight the science of seasonal forecastability and potential.
    Session L - Thursday, 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Session N - Thursday, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

  • 4. Understanding and managing changing climate conditions in Midwest agriculture: Information and tools (1.0 CM)

    Dennis Todey, director, USDA Midwest Climate Hub, USDA-ARS, Ames, IA

    Climate issues continue to affect Midwestern agriculture and are expected to worsen over time. Understanding climate imapct issues are only part of the situation-knowing what can be done to start managing the problems are the next step. This talk will discuss and share more about possible issues as well as start introducing solutions.
    Session F - Wednesday, 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM
    Session G - Wednesday, 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

  • 5. 2021 cropping year in review: Crop yields and soil moisture (1.0 CM)

    Sotirios Archontoulis, associate professor, Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    This presentation will review 2021 crop yields, soil moisture conditions, and present new experimental and modeling results.
    Session H - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
    Session I - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

  • 6. Late soybeans early: Research on a high yielding soybean production system (1.0 CM)

    Anthony Martin, senior field services program manager, Iowa Soybean Association, Ankeny, IA; Mike Witt, extension field agronomist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Guthrie Center, IA

    For the past three years, Iowa State University and the Iowa Soybean Association have collaborated on a potentially higher yielding soybean production system. In this on-farm research, we compared soybeans planted in April versus May or June planting dates with two different soybean maturity groups. The early planted soybeans were treated with a fungicide at some locations to compare a potentially higher yield soybean system with standard practices. Results indicate opportunities for farmers to realize higher soybean yields as well as increasing our understanding of how different soybean maturity groups respond to earlier planting.
    Session M - Thursday, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Session N - Thursday, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

  • 7. Strategies for cover crops: Where to start (1.0 CM)

    Mark Licht, assistant professor and extension cropping systems specialist, Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    Interest in cover crops has been growing for more than a decade. However, adoption of cover crops is only a small portion of Iowa corn and soybean acres. This presentation will explore cover crop management practices that lead to successful adoption.
    Session A - Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
    Session C - Wednesday, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

  • 8. Grain quality was REALLY hard to forecast this year! (1.0 CM)

    Charles Hurburgh, professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and professor in charge, Iowa Grain Quality Initiative, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    Timing was everything in 2021. Extended dry periods turned into just in time rains, and quality much better than expected. Why and what about 2022? How will we fare in an increasing world market that has more demands than just volume?
    Session L - Thursday, 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Session M - Thursday, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM