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33rd Integrated Crop Management Conference

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  • 27. Utilizing ag retailer data to measure conservation practice adoption by Iowa farmers (1.0 SW)

    Ben Gleason, executive director, Iowa Nutrient Research & Education Council, Des Moines, IA

    The Iowa Nutrient Research & Education Council has utilized ag retailer data in a statistically valid survey methodology to measure in-field conservation practice adoption. The survey methodology and five year trends will be presented.
    Session I - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
    Session J - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

  • 28. Co-op conservation success stories: How co-ops and agronomists are enhancing their service model (1.0 SW)

    Catherine DeLong, manager, Water Quality Program, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    In this session you will learn how co-ops and agricultural retailers are leading on conservation by forming strategic partnerships, hiring conservation agronomists and increasing their technical knowledge on conservation practices from cover crops to saturated buffers.
    Session A - Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
    Session B - Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

  • 29. Can in-field conservation practices reduce nitrate loss? (1.0 SW)

    Matthew Helmers, professor and extension agricultural engineer, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    This presentation will present data on nitrate loss impacts from a range of in-field conservation practices including nitrogen management, cover crops, tillage management, and land use.
    Session E - Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Session F - Wednesday, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

  • 30. Nitrogen leaching from soybeans, evaluating the in-field variability, and comparing to corn over time (1.0 SW)

    Jared Flater, postdoctoral research associate, Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    Often overlooked, nitrogen leaching from soybeans can contribute to Iowa's water quality issues. Here we present nitrogen data from tile drained plots showing the variability in leaching within a field and compare it to corn over time.
    Session G - Wednesday, 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM
    Session H - Wednesday, 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

  • 31. Heavy equipment soil compaction measurement, modeling and crop yield responses (1.0 SW)

    Mehari Tekeste, associate professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    The presentation will focus on measurement and modeling of soil compaction from heavy equipment, and its impact on crop growth and crop yield.
    Session N - Thursday, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Session O - Thursday, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

  • 32. How redefining the field edge is a win-win-win! (1.0 SW)

    Mark Licht, associate professor and extension cropping systems specialist, Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; Liz Ripley, conservation and cover crop outreach specialist, Iowa Learning Farms, Ames, IA; Adam Janke, associate professor and extension wildlife specialist, Natural Resources Ecology and Management, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    An estimated 12% of Iowa farmland is not profitable. By redefining the field edge, farmers can increase overall farm profitability, increase wildlife habitat, and improve water quality. Come learn what this could mean for you.
    Session K - Thursday, 10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
    Session L - Thursday, 11:10 AM - 12:00 PM