Iowa State University Extension will hold a Crop Advantage Series meeting in Spirit Lake on January 14, 2009. The location will be the Dickinson County Community building.
Iowa State University Extension will hold a Crop Advantage Series meeting in Spirit Lake on January 14, 2009. The location will be the Dickinson County Community building. Registration begins at 9:30 and the program will adjourn at 3:30. This Crop Advantage Series meeting is being hosted by Paul Kassel, Extension Field Agronomist. This meeting is one of thirteen Crop Advantage Series meetings that will be held by ISU Extension in Iowa from Jan. 5-29, 2009.
Marlin Rice, ISU Extension Entomologist, will lead the morning program. He will discuss some of the issues with soybean aphid management that occurred in 2008, and predict what might happen in 2009.
Decisions about fertilizer use in uncertain times will be the other featured topic at the 2009 Crop Advantage Series. Extension Agronomist John Sawyer will discuss the cost of fertilizer and the response of crop production to different fertilizer rates.
The remainder of this program will feature workshop sessions in the afternoon. Topics will include corn and soybean fungicide use, foliar feeding of soybean, how to price manure, and profitable corn plant populations. Workshop sessions will also include grain marketing, on-farm research and current issues in weed management.
Private pesticide applicators will be able to obtain their continuing instructional course credits at this meeting. An additional fee of $20.00 applies. The program will adjourn at 4:15 for persons attending this pesticide course.
Contact Paul Kassel or Cory Peterson for more information on this program. The workshop topics are different at each of the thirteen meetings in the series. Additional information and online registration is available on the Crop Advantage website at www.cropadvantage.org.