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ICCC hosting 3-day crop clinic

By Staff | Jan 22, 2010

Cropping challenges for 2010 and beyond will be offered by Iowa Central Community College starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday and continuing Feb. 2 and Feb. 9.

Bob Streit, a private crop consultant, will be the presenter. The program will be held at Iowa Central in Fort Dodge in the 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 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, research, and 2009 crop disease explosion.

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

Sponsors of the program include Anderson Implement, Brokaw Supply, Brown Fertilizer Company, 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, ext. 1277 or call 574-1277. There is no charge for the program.

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