MINNEAPOLIS — Registration is now open for Crop Pest Management (CPM) Connect, the three-day online educational conference for ag professionals scheduled for December 8 – 10. Certified crop advisors can earn up to 12 continuing education units (CEUs) in soil & water, nutrient management, pest management and crop management over the three day period.
Twenty-four agronomic update presentations will continue the tradition of a strong educational program with a wealth of pest, crop and fertilizer management topics.
- Corn topics will be covered on December 8 and include hybrid selection, nitrogen and fungicide recommendations, updates on nitrogen inhibitors, corn rootworm and a grain price outlook.
- Soybeans will be the focus on December 9 with topics including phosphorus and potassium management, soybean gall midge, soybean cyst nematode and SDS management.
- On December 10, a wide variety of topics will be covered, including controlled drainage, alfalfa fertility, Kernza and camelina crop alternatives, integrated weed management and understanding herbicide resistance in difficult to control weeds.
Each of the 24 short presentations will be followed by a live question and answer session, so that participants can engage with academic speakers from Minnesota and surrounding states. Each day of CPM Connect will run online via Zoom from 10:00 a.m.to 2:30 p.m.
Additional information for CPM Connect will be available at z.umn.edu/cpmconnect.
— University of Minnesota Extension
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