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Carroll County sets annual Crop Advantage meeting

By Staff | Jan 11, 2015

CARROLL – Iowa State University Extension will host the annual Crop Advantage meeting in Carroll from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Carrollton Inn.

Extension field agronomists Mark Johnson, Clarke McGrath and Paul Kassel will host the meeting.

“Crop Advantage Series brings the latest crop production information from Iowa State University Extension,” said Johnson. “Each location features key statewide topics as well as a program developed by your ISU field agronomists for northwest Iowa.”

John Sawyer, an Extension soil fertility specialist at ISU, is one of the morning’s keynote speakers. Sawyer will discuss nitrogen management for 2015.

Bob Hartzler, an Extension weed management specialist, will discuss glyphosate resistant waterhemp, Palmer amaranth and strategies for weed control in corn and soybean.

Workshop sessions include a corn disease update by Alison Robertson, an Extension plant pathologist; Leonor Leandro, an ISU plant pathologist on Sudden Death Syndrome; Charles Hurburgh, an Extension ag engineer on grain storage and current issues with export markets.

Other topics include a discussion on the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and a discussion on date of planting influence on yield.

Advance registration (deadline is Jan. 22) for each location is $50, which includes workshop materials, lunch and refreshments.

Registration after Jan. 22 or at the door is $60.

Certified crop advisors can obtain up to five CEU credits. The fee for the CCA credits is included in the registration cost.

Private pesticide applicators will be able to obtain their continuing instructional course credits at this meeting. The cost for the private pesticide applicator certification is included in the registration fee.

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