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7 locations will host Crop Advantage seminars

By Staff | Jan 1, 2010

Iowa State University Extension has scheduled 13 Crop Advantage Series meetings throughout Iowa, including seven locations within the Farm News’ coverage area. Cost of the series is $35 if paid one week prior to the meeting date, and $45 at the door.

Unless otherwise indicated, the daylong meetings begin with registration at 8:30 a.m.

At most of the events, morning speakers will include Elwynn Taylor, ISU climatologist, providing his annual weather outlook for the coming year; and Erin Hodgson, ISU Extension entomologist, who will discuss some of the issues with soybean aphid management that occurred in 2009. Corn aphids were a problem in some areas in 2009 and Hodgson will address those issues, as well.

A variety of other subjects will be covered during afternoon sessions, which will differ at each site.

Additional information and online registration is available on the Crop Advantage Web site at www.cropadvantage.org.

The slate of meetings within the coverage area will be:

  • Jan. 5 in Sheldon – Northwest Iowa Community Center. Additional speakers include Palle Pedersen, ISU Extension soybean production and management specialist, who will discuss the results of his research on tillage systems for soybeans; Alison Robertson, ISU Extension plant pathologist, who will review the 2009 growing season; and Bob Hartzler, ISU Extension weed specialist, who will discuss yield loss potential of glysophate resistant weeds.
  • Jan. 7 in Fort Dodge – Webster County Fairgrounds. Additional speakers will be Chad Hart, ISU economics professor, on the 2010 crop marketing outlook; Matt Helmers, ISU Extension ag engineer, on nitrogen loss through tile lines; Lori Abendroth, ISU Extension ag specialist, on new recommended planting dates for corn growers; Alison Robertson, ISU Extension plant pathologist, who will review the 2009 growing season.
  • Jan. 12 in Ames – Quality Inn-Starlight Village. Other speakers include Charlie Hurburgh, ISU Extension ag engineer, on storage and managing poor quality grain; Daren Mueller ISU Extension plant pathologist, who will review the 2009 growing season; Matt Helmers, ISU Extension ag engineer, on nitrogen loss through tile lines; Kelvin Leibold ISU Extension farm management specialist, on 2010 grain marketing outlook; include Palle Pedersen, ISU Extension soybean production and management specialist, on no-till soybeans and Matt Helmers, ISU Extension ag engineer, on nitrogen loss through tile lines.
  • Jan. 13 in Mason City – North Iowa Area Community College. Additional speakers include ISU staff attorneys Erin Herbold and John Baker on ag law and taxation; John Sawyer, ISU soil fertility specialist, on corn nitrogen management; Daren Mueller, ISU plant pathologist, on corn disease management; Charlie Hurburgh, ISU Extension ag engineer, on storage and managing poor quality grain; Mike Owen, ISU weed specialist, on yield loss potential of glysophate resistant weeds.
  • Jan. 14 in Spirit Lake – Dickinson County Community Building. Other speakers include Palle Pedersen, ISU Extension soybean production and management specialist, on no-till soybeans; Antonio Mallarino, ISU soil fertility specialist, on potassium management in new corn hybrids; Greg Tylka, ISU plant pathologist; on 2010 outlook on corn nematodes and soybean cyst nematodes; Ron Hook, ISU farm management specialist, on grain market outlook; and Mike Owen, ISU weed specialist, on yield loss potential of glysophate resistant weeds.
  • Jan. 19 in Storm Lake – Buena Vista University, Siebens Forum. Additional speakers include Roger Elmore, ISU corn specialist, on new recommended planting dates for corn growers; Charlie Hurburgh, ISU Extension ag engineer, on storage and managing poor quality grain; Bob Hartzler, ISU weed specialist, on yield loss potential of glysophate resistant weeds; Antonio Mallarino, ISU soil fertility specialist, on potassium management in new corn hybrids; Greg Tylka, ISU plant pathologist; on 2010 outlook on corn nematodes and soybean cyst nematodes; Alison Robertson, ISU Extension plant pathologist, who will review the 2009 growing season; and a review of the NW Iowa on-farm project.
  • Jan. 26 in Carroll – Carrollton Inn. Additional speakers include Tom Olsen, ISU farm management specialist, on grain marketing outlook; Bob Hartzler, ISU Extension weed specialist, who will discuss yield loss potential of glysophate resistant weeds; Palle Pedersen, ISU Extension soybean production and management specialist, on no-till soybeans; Greg Tylka, ISU plant pathologist; on 2010 outlook on corn nematodes and soybean cyst nematodes; Roger Elmore, ISU corn specialist, on new recommended planting dates for corn growers.

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