Certified crop advisers (CCAs) can earn 4.5 hours of credit (1 hour in soil and water management, 2 in crop management, and 1.5 in pest 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 27.
The morning session will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a discussion on herbicide injury symptoms and weed management alternatives. Other topics covered in the morning include Nitrogen and Phosphorus Movement via Field Drainage Tile (Margaret Smith, ISU Extension Program Specialist in Sustainable and Value-Added Agriculture) and The Current Status of Corn Population, Date of Planting, and Row Spacing Data (Dale Farnham, Monsanto Agronomic Systems Manager).
Topics covered at the tour will include Seed Coating for Corn and Soybeans - Will it Expand the Planting Window? (Gary Munkvold, Extension Plant Pathologist), Replacing Petroleum with Biorenewables - The Future of Agriculture (Jill Euken, Extension Field Specialist), and Triticale - A Third Crop For Iowa? (Margaret Smith, see above). I will present Glyphosate Products for Soybeans and Herbicide Combinations for Corn. Tours will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Registration for CCAs will begin at 9:00 a.m. The registration fee is $50, which includes lunch. Please preregister by calling the Linn County Extension Office by June 25 at (319) 377-9839. To reach the research farm go 1 3/4 miles south of Crawfordsville on Highway 218, then 2 miles east on G-62, then 3/4 mile north.
This article originally appeared on page 99 of the IC-488(12) -- June 10, 2002 issue.