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Meeting crop challenges seminar set

By Staff | Jan 8, 2010

A three-day event on cropping challenges for 2010 and beyond will be offered by Iowa Central Community College on Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9. Bob Streit, a private crop consultant, will be the presenter. The program will be held at ICCC’s Career Education Building Room 108.

The program is designed for farmers and agribusiness to keep up-to-date on corn and soybean production in North Central Iowa.

Topics include making crop plans for 2010, soil fertility including soil testing, micro-nutrients, foliar fertilizer, nitrogen programs, and use of nitrogen stabilizers.

Crop management will include growing degree units and photosythetic active radiation for 2010, residue management, seed management and treatment, high yield programs, and rhizosphere and phylloplane.

Another topic will be fungicides and diseases, understanding the disease triangle, crop scouting, products and timing, GR research and 2009 crop disease explosion.

Another important topic will be seed traits including budgets, insect trends, physiological energy demands, conventional weed control, and new products and uses.

Sponsors of the program are Anderson Implement, Brokaw Supply, CS Bank, Diehl’s of Dayton, D&K Implement, Labre crop consulting, Northwest Bank, Omnistar, and Pioneer Hi-Bred International.

To preregister for the program, call (800) 362-2793, extension 1277 or call 574-1277. There is no charge for the program.

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