Registration is now underway for the 2004 Crop Diagnostic Clinics at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL). These clinics provide an opportunity for clients to interact with Iowa State University specialists and receive hands-on training in a variety of crop management areas. Some of the topics covered this year include:
- Replant decisions for corn, including demonstrations on population, depth of planting and date of planting.
- Soybean seed treatments in conventional and no-tillage systems.
- Nutrient deficiency symptoms
- Nitrogen use in corn-corn and corn-soybean rotations and evaluation with hand-held chlorophyll meters
- Soybean disease management
- Impacts of glyphosate drift on non-tolerant corn
- Herbicide injury symptoms and interactions
- Changes in soil bulk density and mechanical strength from subsoiling
- Demonstrations on how to reduce herbicide drift through nozzle selection.
- Comparison of Bt and non-Bt corn rootworm resistant hybrids
- Soybean insecticide treatments
- Impacts of different tillage systems on residue management
- Weed identification
- Alfalfa establishment methods with and without nurse crops and herbicides
- Soil compaction demonstrations
Each clinic has been approved for the following Certified Crop Advisor CEU's:
- 1.0 nutrient management
- 2.0 soil and water management
- 4.5 pest management
- 4.0 crop management
Clinics will be held July 12-13, July 19-20, and July 21-22. Space is limited for each session and registrations are accepted on a first-come first-paid basis. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted.
The complete brochure describing course offerings and registration materials is available from the Agribusiness Education Program Web site. For more information you can also contact our office at (515) 432-9548.
The FEEL Crop Diagnostic Clinics are an excellent way to sharpen your crop production and protection skills and receive CCA credits. We hope you see at one of the clinics next month!
This article originally appeared on pages 77-78 of the IC-492(13) -- June 28, 2004 issue.