Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold a Crop Advantage Series meeting in Waterloo on Thursday, January 21, at the Hawkeye Community College’s Tama Hall from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. Registration will begin at 8:15 AM. Terry Basol and Brian Lang, extension field agronomists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host the meeting.
“ISU Extension and Outreach will present the latest crop production research and information for the upcoming growing seasons,” said Terry Basol. “The program features key statewide topics in addition to a program developed by your local ISU field agronomists for northeast Iowa.”
Keynote speakers Matt Darr, Associate Professor, Ag and Biosystems Engineering; Elwynn Taylor, Extension climatologist; and Mike Owen, Extension weed management specialist, will discuss Big Data and UAV’s in agriculture, 2016 crop weather outlook, and herbicide programs, respectively.
Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist, will lead the discussion on corn rootworm management, and Kelvin Leibold, Extension farm management specialist, will discuss analyzing your business to improve profitability. John Sawyer, extension soil fertility specialist, will outline a plan to evaluate your fertilizer inputs during tight crop production margins.
Advance registration is $50, which includes workshop materials, lunch and refreshments. Registration is $60 after Jan. 21 or at the door. Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) can obtain up to five continuing education 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.