Certified crop advisors (CCAs) can earn 4.5 hours of credit, including 2 hours in soil and water management, by attending a special CCA morning session and afternoon field day tour at the Southeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville on June 15.
The morning session begins at 10:00 a.m. with a presentation by Mark LaVan, Natural Resources Conservation Service soil scientist, called \"How soils relate to crop management.\" Other topics include \"Controlling erosion on cropland - Tillage options\" by Tony Maxwell, Washington County district conservationist; and \"Soil conservation and water quality\" by Greg Brenneman, ISU Extension ag engineer. I will be discussing \"Herbicide injury symptoms.\"
Topics covered at the tour include \"Weed competition study results\" by Kevin Van Dee, farm superintendent; \"Is March too early to plant soybeans\" by John Lundvall, ISU research associate; and \"Organic corn, soybean, and barley production\" by Kathleen Delate, ISU Horticulture assistant professor. I will present \"What's new for weed control in no-till corn.\" Tours begin at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Registration for CCAs begins at 9:30 a.m. The registration fee is $15, which includes lunch. Please preregister by calling the Linn County Extension Office by June 13 at 319-377-9839. To reach the research farm go 1 3/4 miles south of Crawfordsville on Hwy 218, then 2 miles east on G-62, then 3/4 mile north.
This article originally appeared on page 95 of the IC-484(12) -- June 5, 2000 issue.