Online registration is now open for the 2005 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:
- Effects of wind, hail, frost, and date of planting on corn
- Narrow-row corn
- Soybean root health, inoculants, and seed treatments
- Use of starter fertilizers in corn and injury symptoms from misuse
- Crop disease identification and management in corn and soybeans
- Identification of Asian soybean rust
- Small grain identification, production, and management
- Use of cover crops
- Weed competition effects and timing of application in glyphosate-tolerant crops
- 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
- Alternative crops for Iowa
Crop Diagnostic Clinics
Participants meet Iowa State University specialists, receive hands-on training, and learn the latest crop management techniques at the Crop Diagnostic Clinics. (Brent Pringnitz)
Each clinic has been approved for the following Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
- 4 crop management
- 4 pest management
- 2 soil and water management
- 1 nutrient management
Clinics will be held July 11-12 and July 18-19. Space is limited for each session, and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-paid basis. Walk-in registrations are not accepted.
The complete brochure describing course offerings, registration materials, and online registration is available from the Agribusiness Education Program Web site at www.aep.iastate.edu. For more information, you can also call 515-432-9548.
Participation in a FEEL Crop Diagnostic Clinic is an excellent way to sharpen your crop production and protection skills and receive CCA credits. We hope to see you at one of the clinics next month!
This article originally appeared on pages Page 5-6 of the IC-494(13) -- June 6, 2005 issue.