LE MARS, Iowa — Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach reminds producers and crop advisors that the Crop Advantage Series meetings are currently taking place in Northwest Iowa. Individuals who have not yet attended are encouraged to register for the day-long workshop which will take place on Jan. 3 in Sheldon, Jan. 4 in Okoboji, Jan. 9 in Storm Lake or Jan. 23 in Le Mars. Each Crop Advantage Series day begins with registration opening at 9:30 a.m. and continues to 4:20 p.m.
ISU Extension and Outreach specialists will provide updated management options and recommendations on current and future crop production issues by sharing current research and production information. Additionally, continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) and pesticide safety recertification will be offered.
Topics on the agenda include: Factors for High-Yielding Soybeans; Micronutrients and Tissue Testing; Nitrogen Management; Soil Health Concepts; Cover Crops and Seedling Diseases; Insect Management Thresholds; Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) Resistant Varieties and Seed Treatments; a Crop Market Outlook; Weed Management; and Dicamba use in 2018. The day will wrap up with the Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course.
Early registration of $50 must be made one week prior to the date of the event; late registration or at-the-door registration is $60. Registration includes lunch, printed proceedings booklet, private pesticide applicator recertification and CCA credits. Online registration and additional information is available at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/cas/.
Questions can be directed to Joel DeJong, field agronomist with ISU Extension and Outreach, at 712-546-7835 or email@example.com. For a complete listing of Crop Advantage Series agendas and locations across the state, visit www.cropadvantage.org.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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