Register now for 2016 Mid-season Crop Management Clinic

Register now for 2016 Mid-season Crop Management Clinic

ISU Extension specialists will discuss crop, pest, nutrient, soil and water management issues July 13-14

Agribusiness professionals and crop producers will have the opportunity to learn about in-season crop management practices from Iowa State University Extension specialists at the 2016 Mid-Season Crop Management Clinic, July 13-14. Focus of the clinic will be to assess current growing conditions and discuss how to manage current and future crop issues for the 2016 growing season.

Deadline to register has been extended to July 10

Deadline to register for the July 13-14 clinic is midnight Sunday, July 10 if you wish to attend. That’s an extension of the previously announced deadline, which was July 6.

IN THE FIELD: The July 13-14 Mid-Season Crop Management Clinic will feature 16 ISU specialists covering 19 topics related to the current growing season, pest issues and crop management. It will take place at ISU’s Field Extension Education Lab, between Boone and Ames.

The two-day clinic will consist of 30 minute and 60 minute sessions for presentations, demonstrations and discussion. ISU Extension specialists will cover the four primary topic areas including: crop management, pest management, nutrient management and soil and water management. This clinic qualifies for 13 continuing education credits for Iowa Certified Crop Advisers, subject to approval.

Focus is on what’s going on in the field, making better decisions

“The mid-season crop management clinic is our main clinic that focuses on what’s been going on in the field up until this point for crop management,” says Warren Pierson, ISU Field Extension Education Laboratory coordinator. “We’ll also discuss what crop pests to look for throughout the growing season, and changes that could be made next spring to solve issues that may have occurred or be occurring this year.”

Issues such as cover crop management and adjusting planters when planting cover crops will be discussed during the clinic, along soil and water management information. Presenters will also talk about how common corn and soybean pests can affect management decisions, such as pesticide applications, and decisions to harvest earlier than expected.

Advance registration is required if you want to attend the clinic

The Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) is located at 1928 240th St., southeast of Boone in central Iowa. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. on July 13, with opening comments at 8:55 a.m. and adjournment at 4:50 p.m. that day. The next day, July 14, class will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4:15 p.m. FEEL is Iowa State University Extension's 23-acre crops teaching and demonstration facility dedicated to providing hands-on learning experiences for agriculture professionals.

Advance registration is required to attend this clinic. Registrations must be received by midnight July 10, 2016. Registration is $250 and includes refreshments, lunches, and course materials and publications. Single-day registration is not available. Additional workshop information and online registration with credit card is available at aep.iastate.edu/feel/cmc.

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