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4R Framework Implementation: Precision Ag Adoption by Farmers and Dealers

Understanding trends in 4R practice adoption by farmers and agricultural dealers helps CCAs know where there are opportunities to increase implementation and what information is key when interacting with producers. Recently, surveys were conducted to evaluate the adoption rate and the economics linked to precision ag practice adoption.

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Nutrient Management   0.5

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Class cost: $ 10.00

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4R Nitrogen Management When Integrating Canola Into Semi-Arid Wheat

Canola is a new crop for many inland Pacific Northwest U.S. wheat growers to consider for integration into their wheat-dominated systems. Both crops have winter and spring varieties that can fill niches in different precipitation zones across the region, and they both efficiently extract available water to depths of 4 to 6 ft if soil depth allows. Yet, physiological and morphological differences dictate necessary changes in 4R N management approaches and recommendations when transitioning from wheat to canola. Additional differences in water and N use efficiency are also key factors that contribute to region-specific N recommendations. And so, the saying goes in the inland Pacific Northwest that canola “is not your father’s wheat.”

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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4Rs Nutrient Management - In and Out of Season Webinar Series

Webinar Series Description:  Everybody is talking about 4Rs, and the importance of policing ourselves before others do. This 6-webinar series will review the essentials of Right Source, Right Rate, Right Place, Right Time, and build upon the 4R Nutrient Management Planning (4R NMP) performance objectives to provide practical information the planner can use year-round in nutrient management recommendations.

4R Nutrient Management considers the integration of agronomic practices with economic analysis and environmental interaction, all considered at the local field level, as well as social impacts for the community, and for downstream stakeholders.

CCAs: This series also can be used to prepare for the specialty certification exam (available in IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, ON and WI) which was offered for the first time in August 2015. The performance objectives for the exam may be found here:

https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/files/certifiedcropadviser/4r-nms-performance-objectives.pdf

The CCA is expected to have background knowledge of the Performance Objectives (POs) in the Nutrient Management Competency Areas used in preparation for the ICCA Exam. These POs address soil testing and plant tissue analysis, nutrient sources, nutrient placing and timing, and nutrient management planning. To some degree, the 4Rs are reflected in each of these areas. The POs for the Nutrient Management Planning Specialist go beyond the basics to integrate the knowledge in developing plans that meet the 4R goals as well as comply with appropriate state and national regulations, as appropriate.

Webinar Series Objectives
This series will provide the CCA with practical examples and basic principles to use in order to

  • Utilize published values to determine the annual, available N and P excreted in manure by a herd.
  • Determine the land base required to utilize the N and P, and adjust fertilizer recommendations according to N and P manure credits.
  • Utilize soil tests, crop selection, soil and weather conditions, environmental considerations, economic factors, and nutrient credits from previous management to determine right N, P, and K application rates.
  • Discuss how application timing affects choices of right nutrient form and potential losses due to weather phenomena and loss mechanisms.
  • Discuss how crop uptake patterns, soil conditions, nutrient source and form, cover crops affect decisions concerning right timing.
  • Discuss the importance of soil, weather, cropping systems and crop characteristics, tillage practices, application timing, fertilizer form, and potential loss factors on determining right placement.
  • Discuss the most common forms of N, P, and K in the appropriate state.
  • Determine the right source of N and discuss the considerations used to determine the right source of P and K based on soil and climate conditions, crop selection, growth stage, cropping systems, environmental concerns, and/or soil or tissues tests.
  • Evaluate N and P management systems using water quality vulnerability assessment tools for site-specific nutrient planning, and evaluate the effect of changing management strategies on risk assessment outcomes and potential N and P loss.
  • Compare soil, topography, geography and watershed characteristics on potential environmental N and P impacts; discuss the role of N and P, and past and present management practices on eutrophication; and discuss the role of N in drinking water standards.
  • Interpret the roles of the various agencies, guiding documents, policies associated with creating a Nutrient Management Plan according to the NRCS 590 Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard, and 303(d) TMDL requirements if in an affected watershed;
  • Create a customized 4Rs plan to fit the unique environmental and management features on a client’s farm, and discuss the components such as record-keeping, monitoring, and maintaining correct maps with all involved parties.
  • Identify management changes that might require adjustments to the Nutrient Management Plan and the potential effect of TMDL on the Nutrient Management Plan in affected watersheds.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:   1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting CEU per webinar

$135.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$216.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
Introduction and Manure Management
Right Rate
Right Time, Right Place
Environmental Risk Analysis
Right Source
Nutrient Management Planning

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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Introduction and Manure Management

This webinar will introduce the CCA to the Performance Objectives for the Nutrient Management Planning Specialist exam. As an example, a scenario-based case study will examine the land base required to utilize the N and P excreted in manure annually based on the herd size. N and P in manure will be estimated using published values and laboratory manure nutrient analysis, and availability due to mineralization. The soil test N and P nutrient requirements based on yield goals will be adjusted for manure N and P credits.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Clay Robinson, PhD, CPSS
Education Manager
American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America

Clay Robinson earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy, and a PhD in Soil Management from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and former professor who taught soil science and agronomy courses at two universities from 1992 to 2011. He is published on the beneficial use of manure as a by-product, and on the capacity of three counties in the Texas High Plains to utilize for crop production all the nitrogen and phosphorus excreted in manure by the approximately 2 million feeder cattle. He supervised graduate students in research addressing the chemical and physical properties of soil and effects on crop yields after long-term applications of manure and effluent. He also worked with a CCA to evaluate field records of several producers of N from soil nitrate tests, stalk nitrate tests, and N fertilizer and manure applications on crop yields.

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Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Right Rate

This webinar will provide practical examples of how to utilize soil tests, crop selection, soil and weather conditions, environmental considerations, economic factors and nutrient credits from previous management to determine appropriate N, P, and K application rates.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. John Grove
Professor - Plant and Soil Sciences Department
University of Kentucky

Dr. John Grove is Professor of Agronomic Soil Science at the University of Kentucky, responsible for teaching nutrient management at both undergraduate and graduate levels and world food issues in the Honors Program. His research interests are in the management of the chemical and physical properties of soils under grain production. Field research involves inorganic/organic source nutrient management (rate, timing, placement); crop species and tillage rotation; and particularly the no-tillage crop establishment/soil management system. That work includes evaluation of spatial and temporal dynamics in nutrient cycling and crop nutrition to give improved nutrient management with greater sustainability and minimal adverse impacts on water quality. Dr. Grove has directed/co-directed more than 28 graduate students (13 Ph.D., 15 M.S.) to completion.

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Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Right Time, Right Place

This webinar will provide a framework to understand how application timing affects choices of fertilizer form and potential losses due to weather phenomena and loss mechanisms; how crop uptake patterns, soil conditions, nutrient source and form, cover crops affect decisions concerning application timing; and how soil, weather, cropping systems and crop characteristics, tillage practices, application timing, fertilizer form, and potential loss factors on affect nutrient placement choices.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. John Grove
Professor - Plant and Soil Sciences Department
University of Kentucky

Dr. John Grove is Professor of Agronomic Soil Science at the University of Kentucky, responsible for teaching nutrient management at both undergraduate and graduate levels and world food issues in the Honors Program. His research interests are in the management of the chemical and physical properties of soils under grain production. Field research involves inorganic/organic source nutrient management (rate, timing, placement); crop species and tillage rotation; and particularly the no-tillage crop establishment/soil management system. That work includes evaluation of spatial and temporal dynamics in nutrient cycling and crop nutrition to give improved nutrient management with greater sustainability and minimal adverse impacts on water quality. Dr. Grove has directed/co-directed more than 28 graduate students (13 Ph.D., 15 M.S.) to completion.

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Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Environmental Risk Analysis

This webinar will provide examples to equip the CCA to evaluate N and P management systems using water quality vulnerability assessment tools for site-specific nutrient planning; evaluate the effect of changing management strategies on risk assessment outcomes and potential N and P loss; compare soil, topography, geography and watershed characteristics on potential environmental N and P impacts; discuss the role of N and P, and past and present management practices on eutrophication; and discuss the role of N in drinking water standards.

Dr. Bruulsema will outline and describe assessment tools for water quality risks in the eastern part of the six-state region. He will review phosphorus issues in the western Lake Erie watershed, and the 4R Nutrient Stewardship certification program developed in response. Integration of metrics representing environmental, economic and social impacts into industry sustainability initiatives will also be covered.

Dr. Jordahl will address several environmental risk analysis issues, including tools states use to assess potential downstream impacts of nutrients, drinking water standards, the Gulf Hypoxia issue, the limits of the 4Rs concept on downstream nutrient impacts, and TMDLs as a regulatory approach that can be used in watersheds.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Tom Bruulsema, PhD, CCA
Phosphorus Program Director
International Plant Nutrition Institute

Dr. Bruulsema is Phosphorus Program Director with the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). He has played key roles in the development of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship concept, including the co-editing of the IPNI 4R Plant Nutrition Manual. Based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, he has led research and education programs for the Institute in Eastern Canada and the Northeastern USA since 1995. Dr. Bruulsema has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, the Soil Science Society of America, and the Canadian Society of Agronomy.

Jim Jordahl, PhD, CPSS
Program Manager
Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance

Dr. Jordahl is the program manager for the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, an organization founded by the Iowa Corn Growers Association, the Iowa Soybean Association, and the Iowa Pork Producers Association, focused on accelerating the pace and scale of farmer-led efforts to improve water quality in Iowa, and more specifically implementation of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.  Prior to joining the Alliance, Jim worked for 18 years as a soil scientist/environmental scientist in the private sector supporting a broad range of soil and water quality projects across the globe.  Jim has been a CPSS since 1997.

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Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Right Source

This webinar will provide information sources to help the CCA find and discuss the most common forms of N, P, and K in their state. Principles and practical examples will be provided to assist the CCA in determining the right source of N and discussing the considerations used to determine the right source of P and K based on soil and climate conditions, crop selection, growth stage, cropping systems, environmental concerns, and/or soil or tissues tests.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. Rob Mikkelsen
Director and Vice President
International Plant Nutrition Institute

Dr. Rob Mikkelsen is a Director and Vice President with the International Plant Nutrition Institute. He was previously Professor of Soil Science at North Carolina State University and a Soil Chemist at the National Fertilizer Development Center at Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  Rob has authored or co-authored numerous publications and chapters related to nutrient management, specializing in behavior of various plant nutrient sources.

A native of California, Dr. Mikkelsen earned his B.S. degree in Agronomy/Soils at Brigham Young University in 1981, then received his Ph.D. in Soil Science at University of California, Riverside, in 1985.

Dr. Mikkelsen is a Fellow of ASA and SSSA.  He received the ASA Agronomic Industry Award and the SSSA Industry and Professional Leadership Award.

He is a Certified Crop Advisor and a Certified Professional Horticulturist. He regularly leads in training for nutrient management for these groups.

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Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Nutrient Management Planning

This webinar will familiarize the CCA with the various agencies, guiding documents, policies associated with creating a Nutrient Management Plan according to the NRCS 590 Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard, and 303(d) TMDL requirements if in an affected watershed; identify the importance of customizing the 4Rs to fit the unique environmental and management features on a client’s farm, the importance of record-keeping, monitoring, and maintaining correct maps; identify management changes that might require adjustments to the Nutrient Management Plan and the potential effect of TMDL.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Brett Roberts
Illinois State Agronomist
USDA-NRCS

Brett graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy and completed a Master of Science Degree in Agronomy from the University of Illinois in 1995. Brett has been employed by NRCS for the past 27 years. All of which has been spent in Illinois.   Brett has worked in three different field offices and has been the State Conservation Agronomist since 1995. Brett is responsible for how agronomy is used in applying conservation practices to address resource concerns such as erosion, water quality issues relating to sediment and nutrients. Brett is the current discipline leader for NRCS assisted Nutrient Management activities in Illinois and works in tandem with the Illinois NRCS engineering staff for CNMP plan development and application. Brett represents NRCS on the Illinois CCA Board and served on the 4R Specialty Credential development committee. Brett is a member of the following organizations: American Society of Agronomy, Weed Science Society of America and Certified Crop Advisor.

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Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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A Brief History of Pulse Production in the Palouse Region

Although wheat remains king of the cash crops in the Palouse, the importance of pulse crops to the region is now well established. This article looks at the history of lentil, dry pea, and chickpea production in this region as well as their existing markets.

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Crop Management   1.0

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Acidification in the Inland Pacific Northwest

The dramatic rolling hills of the inland Pacific Northwest (iPNW), formed from deep deposits of volcanic ash and wind-blown loess, feature some of the world’s most productive soils. Alarmingly, a growing trend of extremely low-pH values in these soils represents a serious threat to land quality, value, and productivity.

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CEUs

Soil & Water Management   1.5

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Adapting Agricultural Practices to Extreme Weather Events

Climate-related impacts on agriculture result from the interaction of climate-related hazards with the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems. This symposium aims to describe extreme weather events  (e.g. heat waves, drought, extreme precipitation, wind erosion, flood, etc.), and to present adaptive solutions (genetics, cropping practices, cover crops) or tools (models) for implementing long-term mitigation strategies that stakeholders could utilize.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 3.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 3.0 Professional Meetings

Speakers:
Benjamin I. Cook, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
David Lobell
Oscar Monje, EASI, Inc.
Richard Primack, Boston University
Kenneth J. Boote, University of Florida
Jerry L. Hatfield, USDA-ARS National Labratory for Agriculture and the Environment
Charles Willis, Harvard University Center for the Environment
Lewis, Ziska, USDA-ARS

$65.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$120.00 Non-members

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CEUs

Crop Management   3.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   3.0

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Adapting the Nitrogen Replacement Approach to Dryland Spring Wheat in the Pacific Northwest

The objective of this article is to summarize results of a study conducted in eastern Oregon to define the critical protein levels for dark northern spring and soft white spring wheats and their fertilizer nitrogen equivalent values. 

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Adoption of Precision Agriculture Technology in the Southeastern United States

Over the last 10 years, the percentage of Southeastern farmers who have adopted precision agriculture technologies has increased by more than 200%. This article examines the adoption levels of various technologies in this region along with some recent trends.

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Crop Management   1.0

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Adult Corn Rootworm Suppression

This presentation will help users in the U.S. Corn Belt and Great Plains region incorporate adult western corn rootworm control tactics into a broader corn rootworm management program. The presentation will review aspects of adult western corn rootworm biology and ecology, plus provide a general overview of the adult control strategy and tactics. In addition, specific factors to consider when determining the need for adult control and the appropriate timing of adult control tactics to prevent silk clipping or reduce high adult female densities will be discussed. After completion of this webinar module, the practitioner will have a greater understanding of the practical knowledge needed to successfully use the adult western corn rootworm control strategy.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Lance J. Meinke
Professor of Entomolgy
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lance J. Meinke received a B. S. degree in Entomology from North Dakota State University, an M.S. degree in Entomology from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D degree from North Carolina State University with a major in Entomology and minor in Crop Science. He is currently a professor of entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with expertise in insect ecology, integrated pest management, and resistance management. He has extensive experience working with the western corn rootworm in field corn. The biology, ecology, and management of Diabrotica species is a major focus of his current research program.

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$20.00 Non-members

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CEUs

Integrated Pest Management   0.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   0.5

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After the Flood: Reclaiming Flooded Fields a Long-Term Challenge

Across the U.S. Midwest and Southeast, farmers and their CCAs face the arduous task of bringing fields back into production following hurricanes, torrential rains, and rivers that swelled over their banks and flooded farm fields. This article addresses the management practices that should be employed after a flood as well as preventative measures that can mitigate the negative effects of future flood events.

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Soil & Water Management   0.5

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Agricultural Practices to Improve NUE and Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emission: I

Agricultural practices contribute about 70% of the global N2O emission. This session will discuss agricultural management options, such as N fertilization, cover cropping, crop rotation, fallow management, tillage, etc. that reduce N fertilization rates to crops and greenhouse gas emissions, increase N-use efficiency reducing N losses via emission or leaching, and sustain crop yields and quality.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.5 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.5 Professional Meetings

Speakers:
Leonardo M. Bastos, Kansas State University
Brian Davis, University of Maryland
Patrick J. Forrestal, Teagasc
Donald Horneck, Oregon State University
John S. Kruse, Koch Agronomic Services, LLC
Maria Tenuta, University of Manitoba

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$59.00 Non-members

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Nutrient Management   1.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.5

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Agricultural Remote Sensing with UAVs: Challenges and Opportunities

Unmanned aircraft systems are gaining a lot of interest not only among farmers but also among researchers and the general public. These systems can be used to acquire images in high detail and frequency. On the other, they also have their own challenges, such low payload capacity limiting the type of sensors that can be mounted. UAVs are generally operated at low altitudes, causing a limited field of view but large differences in view angles. The purpose of this symposium is not only to discuss options on how to overcome these challenges but also to show case new opportunities for remote sensing based applications.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 3.5 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 3.5 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information
Bruno Basso, Michigan State University
Josh J. Brungardt, Paradigm ISR
Reza Ehsani, University of Florida
Eija Honkavaara, Finnish Geodetic Institute
Yanbo Huang, USDA-ARS
E. Raymond Hunt, Jr., USDA-ARS
Charles B. Spinelli, The Boeing Company
Maria Tattaris, CIMMYT
Pablo J. Zarco-Tejada, Instituo de Agricultura Sostenible

$79.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$139.00 Non-members

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Crop Management   3.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   3.5

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Agronomy Basics

Agronomy Basics is an introductory crops and soils course. Upon completion the learner should have a fundamental knowledge of soil and water, nutrient management, pest management, and crop management.  Topics include basic soil physical and biological characteristics, resource conservation, irrigation, drainage, water quality, soil and tissue analysis and interpretation, fertilizers and other nutrient sources, soil pH and liming, pest identification, sampling, and management, cropping systems, planting practices, crop growth and development, harvest, storage, and managing production risk, among many others.

The course was taught using distance education technology, but a variety of practical examples and case situations were woven into content delivery to maximize understanding and its application in the field. Whether you are personally involved in production agriculture, advising farmers as an agricultural retailer or consultant, a representative for an agricultural business or government agency, or just looking to build your expertise, this course will cover topics that should be of direct interest to you.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.5 Nutrient Management. 1.5 Soil and Water Management, 1.5 Integrated Pest Management and 3.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC: 7.5 Professional Meetings

$185.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$295.00 Non-members

You have 50 days to complete this course after purchase.

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CEUs

Nutrient Management   1.5
Soil & Water Management   1.5
Integrated Pest Management   1.5
Crop Management   3.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   7.5

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Lesson 1

Lesson 1
  • Soil Chemical, Physical, & Biological Characteristics
  • Site Characterization
  • Soil Conservation
  • Residue Management
  • Soil/Plant Water Relations
  • Irrigation and Drainage

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Lesson 2

Lesson 2

  • Major Crops Around the World and U.S
  • Crop Types and Cropping Systems
  • Crop Improvement
  • Corn, Soybean, & Wheat Planting
  • Growth, Development, and Diagnostics

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Lesson 3

Lesson 3

  • Basic Concepts of Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility
  • The Nitrogen Cycle
  • Soil pH
  • Soil and Tissue Analysis
  • Fertilizers, Fertilizer Application
  • Simple Fertilizer Calculations
     

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Lesson 4

Lesson 4

  • Identification of Insects, Weeds & Diseases
  • Pest  Sampling and Monitoring
  • Pesticide Modes of Action
  • Pest Management Strategies
  • Resistance Management
  • Pesticide Application and Safety

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Lesson 5

Lesson 5

  • Precision Farming
  • Harvest and Storage
  • Basic Farm Economics

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Alfalfa Nutrient and Irrigation Management

Once a good stand of alfalfa has been established, continued production and stand life depends on good management practices, which include maintaining soil nutrients, applying manure judiciously, and irrigating properly. The following article is a section from the revised (2015) Alfalfa Management Guide, which is available for purchase here: www.societystore.org.

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CEUs

Nutrient Management   1.0

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Ammonia Loss and Fertilizer 15N Recovery in No-Till Winter Wheat Following Broadcast Urea Applications

Broadcast applications of urea during the overwinter period has been a common management practice for dryland winter wheat producers in Montana. Their long-held belief was that ammonia (NH3) volatilization risks associated with surface application of urea loss could be mitigated by applying urea to cold soils during this time. Does research support this belief?

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Nutrient Management   0.5

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An Overview of Nutrient Movement in Soils and Plants

An understanding of nutrient movement in soils and plants informs nutrient management plans and aides the diagnosis of suspected nutrient deficiencies.  Nutrients that are highly mobile in soil are more likely to escape the root zone and require split applications than are immobile nutrients. Conversely, soil immobile nutrients are more likely to accumulate in the soil.  Here, we focus on common agricultural soils; that is, acidic mineral soils. In general, nutrients that may be considered mobile in soils and plants include N, K, S, Cl, and Ni.  Those considered mobile in soils but immobile in plants include Ca, B, Mn, Mo, and Co.  Nutrients immobile in soil but mobile in plants include P and Mg.  Nutrients considered immobile in both soils and plants include Cu, Fe, and Zn.  In some cases, nutrient deficiencies become apparent even though soil levels are sufficient, such as during drought (when insufficient nutrients are available in soil water) or during peak crop nutrient demand.  Thus, the identification of nutrient deficiencies in crops is dependent not just on soil and tissue testing, but also where in the plant the deficiency develops, the climate, crop growth stage, and soil type.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Michael J. Mulvaney, University of Florida West Florida Research and Education Center

$15.00 Members/Certified Professionals
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Applied Soybean Research

Soybeans are not king … yet.  Learn about the latest applied research for soybean production and help your clients enhance their production practices.  Weed control, row spacing, tillage, fertility, seed selection and yield gaps will all be discussed and supported with the latest research.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.5 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.5 Professional Meetings

Speakers:
Melanie D. Fuhrman, University of Arkansas
Adam P. Gaspar, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Patricio Grassini, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bryson J. Haverkamp, Kansas State University
David L. Holshouser, Virginia Tech
Andrew Trlica, Southern Illinois University

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Applying Biosolids and Other Urban Residuals to Urban Lands

Applying biosolids and other urban residuals to urban lands is cost-effective and of beneficial use. Biosolids and organic residuals may improve the quality of urban soils by adding organic matter and nutrients, and thus improving establishment, growth, health, and longevity of plants in these soils. Cities may be reluctant to integrate use of these materials into their day to day operations due to required changes in residuals management (separate collection and treatment of residuals to meet regulatory requirements for unrestricted use) and the public stigma associated with residuals use. This session will include a keynote speaker to provide a state of the science overview of biosolids and other residual application to urban lands. New research on the range of potential end uses for these materials in urban environments and responses to biosolids and other amendments will be presented. The session will also include socioeconomic topics relating to the production techniques and costs, as well as, communication, marketing and branding issues with biosolids and other residuals.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 3.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 3.0 Professional Meetings

Speakers:
Andy I. Bary, Washington State University
Nicholas Bero, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Adam Boyd, Virginia Tech
Joshua Daniel, Oklahoma State University
Sally D. Logsdon, USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment
Michael L. Mashtare Jr., Purdue University
Bryant Scharenbroch, The Morton Arboretum
Charles J. Schmid, Rutgers University

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Soil & Water Management   3.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   3.0

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Are You Dryland or Rainfed? Webinar Series

Is there a difference between rainfed and dryland production? Is there a line? Can you see it? This series will examine the unique challenges of regions where producing an annual crop on growing season precipitation is not always possible, and in which water conservation becomes the primary focus of all management decisions.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:   0.5 CEU in Soil and Water Management and 0.5 CEU in Crop Management per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting CEU per webinar

$45.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$72.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
Dryland in the Western Great Plains
Dryland in the Pacific Northwest

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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Dryland in the Western Great Plains

Growing season precipitation, whether for summer or winter crops, in the Western Great Plains is insufficient to produce a crop in most years. Fallow and adopting tillage systems that leave more residues on the soil surface are common management practices implemented to increase the amount of water stored in the soil to supplement precipitation for the following crop. Historically, cropping systems include wheat-fallow (1 crop in 2 years) and wheat-sorghum-fallow (2 crops in 3 years), but research has demonstrated that it may be possible to increase the cropping intensity through soil water management.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 CEU in Soil and Water Management and 0.5 CEU in Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 CEU in Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Gary Peterson
Professor Emeritus
Colorado State University

Dr. Gary “Pete” A. Peterson is Professor Emeritus at Colorado State University (CSU). His career teaching and research emphasis has been the application of soil science principles to the solution of field related soil management problems. Before his retirement in 2011, he was Head of the Soil and Crop Sciences Department Head for eight years, and prior to that he co-led the Dryland Agroecosystems Project at CSU from 1984 to 2003. The Dryland Agroecosystems Project focused on developing cropping systems that maximize water conservation and minimize soil erosion, and that are applicable to a wide range of climate-soil environments. System effects on water conservation, fertilizer N and P management, organic matter accumulation, and nutrient cycling were emphasized. Pete also served as President of the Soil Science Society of America in 2008.

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Dryland in the Pacific Northwest

The low rainfall region of eastern Washington has about 7-12” of average annual precipitation and is characterized by winter wheat-fallow crop production. The intermediate rainfall region has about 12-16” of average annual precipitation and is characterized by winter wheat-spring crop-fallow. Management systems in these dryland production systems will be addressed, and briefly contrasted with the rainfed production in the Palouse region of the inland Pacific Northwest.

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CCA/CPAg:  0.5 CEU in Soil and Water Management and 0.5 CEU in Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 CEU in Professional Meetings

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William F. Schillinger
Professor and Scientist
Washington State University

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Assessing a Fertilizer Program: Short- and Long-term Approaches

Increasingly, agronomists are asked to increase yields while simultaneously reducing fertilizer costs and the impact of agriculture on the environment. Achieving these goals is complicated by climatic variability that can reduce fertilizer efficiency and increase yield losses. One technique to improve fertilizer efficiency is to conduct long-term assessments of the fertilizer program. Specifically discussed here are the importance of field scouting, long-term N and P assessments, and future opportunities for identifying the yield-limiting factors. Soil nutrient assessments provide information needed to implement locally adapted fertility programs.

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Avoiding Problems in Wheat with Low Falling Numbers

The Northwest wheat-growing states suffered from widespread problems with low Falling Numbers (FN) in 2016. This article discusses the roles of preharvest sprouting and late-maturity alpha-amylase in triggering low FN as well as possible management strategies.

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Basics of Plant Nutrition

The Basics of Plant Nutrition module is a review of essential elements for plant growth, both macro and micro. It also reviews the main functions of the big three essential elements as well as general plant nutrient needs. This is a beginning module in the Fundamentals of Applied Agronomy - plant nutrition section.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 0.5 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 0.5 Professional Meetings

Editor Information:
Tom Schultz is the Education Manager for the American Society of Agronomy. Prior to that, he worked for DuPont Pioneer as an agronomy trainer and before that, as a manager in the Iowa State University Agronomy – Master of Science in Agronomy program.

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Basics of Plant Nutrition – Sources of Nutrients

The Basics of Plant Nutrition – Sources of Nutrients module is a review of some of the main sources of nutrients to plants. It also reviews how nutrients get to plant roots as well as soil pH and nutrient availability at differing soil pHs. This is a beginning module in the Fundamentals of Applied Agronomy - plant nutrition section.

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CCA/CPAg: 0.5 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 0.5 Professional Meetings

Editor Information:
Tom Schultz is the Education Manager for the American Society of Agronomy. Prior to that, he worked for DuPont Pioneer as an agronomy trainer and before that, as a manager in the Iowa State University Agronomy – Master of Science in Agronomy program.

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Bee Health and Stewardship

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American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by Bayer CropScience.

Pollinators such as the honey bee play an important role in feeding our growing population by helping to produce the majority of fruits, nuts and vegetables that we eat every day. However, it is increasingly challenging to maintain healthy honey bee colonies due to several factors affecting bee health such as pest pressure and lack of diverse forage. In this session, we will take an in depth look at the current status of honey bee health and the steps we can all take to protect the hardest working insects in agriculture! 

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Keri Carstens
Senior Manager, Integrated Product Research & Stewardship
Pioneer

Dr. Keri Carstens is Senior Manager, Integrated Product Research & Stewardship for DuPont Pioneer’s Seed Treatment Enterprise, where she coordinates stewardship assessments and leads integrated product development, which combines crop genetics, traits, and seed treatment technology to deliver advanced grower solutions. Prior to her current role, Keri spent five years as Environmental Safety Assessment Lead for DuPont Pioneer, providing global scientific leadership in environmental risk assessment of DuPont Pioneer products, including research on environmental fate, non-target impacts, and gene flow. In addition to her work at Pioneer, Keri currently holds graduate faculty status at Iowa State University, where she lectures in Toxicology Methods and Pesticides in the Environment courses. Prior to her time at Pioneer, she was a U.S. EPA STAR Fellow studying veterinary antibiotics in agroecosystems.  Keri grew up on a farm near Grinnell, Iowa, and earned her B.A. in Biology and Education from Wartburg College, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Toxicology and Entomology from Iowa State University.  

Kerry Grossweiler
Bayer SeedGrowth™ Product Manager
Bayer

Karen Rennich
Executive Director/Project Manager
Bee Informed Partnership/University of Maryland Honey Bee Lab

Karen Rennich began keeping bees 10 years ago, inspired by watching her Russian grandfather manage colonies in his backyard while she was growing up.  Wayward in her youth, she mistakenly chose ocean engineering as her profession, graduating from Purdue University in West Lafayette with a B.S. in that field and then from Johns Hopkins University with a Masters degree in the ocean engineering.  She worked for over 14 years at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory designing underwater sensor systems for the Navy.  While keeping bees, she began working with Dr. Jeff Pettis and Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp in 2010 to manage and conduct the APHIS National Honey Bee Survey.  The Bee Informed Partnership was shortly thereafter awarded a 5-year USDA NIFA grant and she became Project Manager of that grant and is now Executive Director of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, BIP, Inc.  Employed at the University of Maryland, she enjoys helping bridge the gap between the academic scientific community and the beekeepers to reduce colony losses.

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Benchmarking: Revolutionizing the Hunt for Higher Yield and Profitability

American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by FarmLink.  

New applications of data science and analytics have identified $9.5 Billion of potential revenue left in the field for the 2014 corn and soybean harvest. “Benchmarking: Revolutionizing the Hunt for Higher Yield and Profitability” will provide agronomists with an understanding of new tools which identify where yield productivity can be improved, where resources can be best applied and for the first time provide an objective way to measure the success of changes in farming practices. At the completion of the webinar you will have a solid appreciation for how these tools work and how they can support you and your grower customers.

Data science and analytics have been transforming industries, including agriculture, using the power of data to firmly identify trends, eliminate variables and drive profitability. New applications of data science and analytics have identified $9.5 Billion of potential revenue left in the field for the 2014 corn and soybean harvest.

“Benchmarking: Revolutionizing the Hunt for Higher Yield and Profitability” explains new tools which identify where yield productivity can be improved, where resources can be best applied and for the first time provide an objective way to measure the success of changes in farming practices. At the completion of the webinar you will have a solid appreciation for how these tools work and how they can support you and your grower customers.

The webinar will cover:

  • applications of agronomic benchmarking
  • challenges specific to yield benchmarking and how they are being addressed
  • benefit to growers of yield benchmarking
  • value of yield benchmarking in moving growers toward more profitable production

CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC//CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Paul Konrad
Managing Director
FarmLink

Paul Konrad has more than 20 years of experience in business development, operations management, partnership development and agronomy. Prior to joining FarmLink he served as Executive Vice President, Agronomy for West Central, one of the 20 largest ag retail companies in the United States. Across his career he has held leadership positions with Winfield Solutions/Land O’Lakes; Agriliance, LLC; Farmland Industries and Servi-Tech, Inc.  Paul spent the first ten years of his career working as a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) in Kansas. He is also a past board member of the Agricultural Clean Water Alliance. A graduate of the University of Wyoming with a degree in agricultural business, Paul also holds a certificate from the University of Missouri Graduate Institute of Cooperative Leadership.

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Benefits of Cover Crops as Diverse as the Crop Themselves

As the practice of including cereal cover crops in crop rotations has become commonplace across the Mid-Atlantic, ongoing research shows that cereals are not the only cover crops that provide useful agro-ecosystem services. And the benefits they provide are nearly as diverse as the crops themselves.

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Big Data, Drones and Their Uses in Agriculture

This webinar recoring is made up of the following two presentation:  Big Data and Implications at the Farm and Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Use in Agriculture.

Big Data and Implications at the Farm
Big Data continues to receive attention in the agriculture industry with both small and large companies providing data services to producers. While Big Data provides potential for producers to evaluate input selections and other farm decisions, skepticism by producers remains high on how companies providing Big Data analytics might use the data for improving a company's market position while limiting value back to the producer. This presentation will help producers, consultants, county agents, data service providers and others within agriculture to understand the current state of Big Data in agriculture with recommendations to row-crop producers as they consider options around data services. Specifically in this presentation, practitioners will learn that Big Data can accelerate learning and will be important in a producers' decision around aspects such as hybrid selection in the future. The amount of data being generated through modern agriculture machines and technology can be significant but capturing and making this data actionable will be important for producers to better understand their operation and costs. By presentation end, a practitioner should know more about the importance of data quality and considerations when evaluating data service options.

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Use in Agriculture
This presentation will help practitioners across the United States gain an understanding of basic UAV types that have potential agricultural Application, gain a basic understanding of the National Airspace and what is entailed with complying with FAA regulations. The presentation will also explore where unmanned systems fit into aerial image acquisition process and their benefits over traditional methods. Lastly we will look at agricultural applications with a focus on crop scouting and mapping, touching on some of the technical challenges to producing geospatially accurate orthophotos.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
John Fulton
Associate Professor in the Food, Agriculture and Biological Engineering Department
The Ohio State University

Rory Paul
Founder and CEO
Volt Aerial Robotics

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Boron Fertility

Boron is essential for healthy cell growth in plants and is important in the formation of pollen as well. Without pollen, many plants - including most important food and feed crops - would not be able to bear fruit and reproduce. A shortage of boron may also stunt the growth of plants. This course covers many issues including: Importance of Boron to plants, Role in plant physiology, Mobility, Crop sensitivity, Yield effect, Boron deficiency symptoms, Determining crop need, Fertilizers, and Toxicity.

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Brassica Cover Crop Effects on Nitrogen Availability and Oat and Corn Yield

Several brassica cover crops have recently gained popularity in the U.S. Midwest as nitrogen scavengers that are believed to reduce N losses and increase the amount of residual N available to the next cash crop. Field studies were conducted at three sites in Minnesota to determine the effect of fall-planted brassica cover crops on (i) N availability to the subsequent year’s crop of oat or corn, (ii) oat and corn grain yield, and (iii) corn yield response to applied N fertilizer.

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Breaking Rotation: Rising Popularity of Lentils Raises Weed, Disease Risk

The surge in lentil popularity in recent years has Canadian farmers shifting more acres to lentils and adopting riskier crop rotations that CCAs find concerning. What does this trend mean for weed and disease control in the field?

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Case Study: Thirty Years of Sustaining High Plains Ground Water with Wastewater Irrigation

Treated municipal wastewater from the City of Dodge City (population 27,000) has been applied to southwest Kansas cropland since 1985. Over time, the system has become essentially a “closed loop”. Today, ground water is pumped from wells underlying Nicholson Farms, piped to the National Beef Producers facility (2900 employees), used for food processing sanitation, discharged to the treatment facility where it is mixed with municipal wastewater, stored in aerobic lagoons, then used for irrigating 1200 ha (3000 acres) of corn, alfalfa, and other crops on Nicholson Farms.  The effluent is an alternative source of irrigation water (6.1 x 109 L/yr, 1.6 billion gal/yr), nutrients, and potentially methane, but does present salinity and nutrient pollution hazards.  Over time, it has been necessary to adapt to changes in the effluent composition, treatment methods, cropping systems, and weather. We will discuss the monitoring and management strategies we have employed to maintain the resilience and sustainability of the project over the past thirty years and into the future.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg/SSp: 1.5 Sustainability
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.5 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Charles Nicholson, Nicholson Ventures Farms
Fred Vocasek, Servi-Tech Laboratories

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Characterizing the Weed Seedbank in California Cotton - Tomato Rotations

Many growers are concerned that if they reduce their tillage operations, they will see increased weed populations and species shifts. To help address this, a team of University of California researchers examined the weed seedbank after 12 years of rotation between cotton and tomato grown under standard tillage and conservation tillage, and with or without a cover crop. The researchers also wanted to know if there was any association between cropping system and the composition of the weed species in each system.

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Climate Considerations for Cover Crops: Recent Research from the U.S. Northeast and Canadian Prairies

While cover crops have been shown to be beneficial in many systems, they may not work everywhere for everyone. Climate may be one predictor of how well cover crops will work. In temperate climates, cover crops can reduce runoff in snowmelt and spring rains by scavenging excess nutrients in the soil. In dry regions, where there is less concern of nutrient loss, cover crops could have negative impacts, such as reducing soil moisture and not decomposing rapidly enough for cash crops to benefit.

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Clubroot: Disease Overview and Control

2015 - September - Crops & Soils - Clubroot has been recognized as a problem in Brassica vegetable crops in Canada for several years and is also now a problem for the canola industry. This article provides an overview of the disease as well as management options.

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Comparison of Urease Inhibitors for Use in Rice Production on a Silt-Loam Soil

In drill-seeded, delayed-flood rice, the large preflood application of nitrogen (N) is typically supplied as urea. Urea is susceptible to ammonia (NH3) volatilization loss if the flood is not established in a timely manner. This article investigates the effectiveness of two sources (Agrotain-Ultra and Arborite AG-NT) of the urease inhibitor NBPT with different adhering technologies.

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Comparison of Foliar- and Soil-Appled Phosphorus Fertilizer in Wine Grape

To investigate effective fertilizer practices to address low-P wine grapes, an experiment was conducted in four wine grape blocks in the Horse Heaven Hills American Viticultural Area (AVA) of Washington State in 2014 and 2015. The research trials evaluated different rates of P fertilizer and also examined wine grape response to foliar-applied P vs. soil applications of P through the drip irrigation systems.

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Comparisons of Annual No-Till Spring Cereal Cropping Systems in the Pacific Northwest

2015 - July - Crops & Soils - Winter wheat– summer fallow (WWF) has been the prevalent rotation in the low rainfall zone of the Pacific Northwest for more than 130 years; however, this rotation is characterized by poor soil health, high pest incidence, and poor environmental sustainability. A 6-year study was initiated in 1995 to evaluate the agronomic and economic feasibility of no-till spring cereal cropping systems to replace or supplement fallow.

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Connecting the Dots: CCAs' Impact Beyond the Field

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In this American Sociey of Agronomy webinar sponsored by The Walton Family Foundation, discussion will center around the food supply chain.  The food supply chain has many moving parts and food companies are making commitments to sustainable production practices. CCAs and farmers are at the early stages in the chain of events to deliver food to the consumer’s table. What happens on the farm can carry through to the finished product at the retail level. Hear from industry experts about your important role and its impact on this chain of events that eventually feeds the public consumer.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg/SSp: 1.5 Sustainability
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.5 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dan Armbruster
CCA/Sales Agronomist
Cooperative Elevator Company

Dan has worked as a Sales Agronomist at the Cooperative Elevator Co. in Michigan for the past 8 years.  Along with those responsibilities he is also in charge of the Advanced Agronomy Dept. and manages the Elkton 28% location. Dan has a Bachelors of Science in Agriscience with a minor in Animal Science from Michigan State University.  Dan enjoys working closely with his farmers and loves that challenges and rewards that agriculture presents.  Dan and his wife Lauren have a daughter Ellee and reside in Elkton, MI.

Amy Braun
Senior Sustainability Manager
Kellogg Company

As the Senior Sustainability Manager at the Kellogg Company, Amy’s responsibilities include embedding and reinforcing sustainability commitments in Kellogg’s supply chain for their ingredients, packaging and services. She represents the Kellogg Company in industry groups and with grower organizations as we continue to encourage best management practices, educate suppliers and measure how we work to enhance the environment and livelihoods of the people and places where our ingredients grow. Sustainability projects at Kellogg are as local as Frankenmuth, Michigan, and as far away as Cote D’Ivoire and Bolivia. Amy has experience working in both private and public organizations and has a BS in the Program in the Environment and an M.S. in Environmental Policy and Planning from the University of Michigan.

Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas
Executive Director/Senior Manager
The Mosaic Company Foundation/The Mosaic Company

Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas leads the strategy for integrating corporate social responsibility with a diverse portfolio of partnerships, including community investment, sustainable agriculture, global food security and nutrient stewardship. At Mosaic, Kari works with both internal and external stakeholder teams across multiple geographies in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. She manages the award-winning Mosaic Villages Project, a cross-climactic, cross-geographic program with implementing partners that helps smallholder farmers pull their families from poverty by learning best agronomic practices and increasing yields three to five times over traditional farming methods. Kari also focuses on various initiatives in watershed restoration and habitat conservation. She is responsible for developing innovative partnerships to address the global demand to feed more people on the same arable land through sustainable agriculture and nutrient stewardship practices.

Kari has provided executive leadership to international, national, state, and local organizations and companies, spanning agriculture, sustainability, environment, health, energy, financial services, clean tech, education, and social services. Kari also has served as president of two nonprofit organizations and led several public-private partnerships. She was awarded a Bush Leadership Fellowship from the Archibald Bush Foundation, a finalist for CFO of the Year-Nonprofit with Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal, named one of The (Real) Power 50 of 2013 by Minnesota Business Magazine, and named one of the 2013 Women of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys.

Kari holds a Bachelor’s degree in statistics and international studies from The American University in Washington, DC and a Masters of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota, where she also has served as adjunct faculty. Kari serves on many nonprofit boards, including Finnegan’s Community Fund, University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management Carlson Ventures Enterprise and HELPS International.

Steven L. Peterson
Director Sourcing Sustainability
General Mills, Inc

Steve became the Director of Sourcing Sustainability at General Mills in August, 2010.  Steve led External Manufacturing at General Mills 2005-2010.  Previously, Steve was a member of the Integration team creating the combined Supply Chain resulting from the General Mills and Pillsbury merger.

Prior to joining General Mills, Steve had 15 years of experience with Pillsbury.  Steve held positions of increasing responsibility within Supply Chain Operations and Sourcing, starting as a Commodity Analyst and lastly holding the position of Senior Director Ingredient Sourcing.  Steve has been involved for many years in collaborative manufacturing and sourcing.  

Steve’s educational background includes a MS degree in Agriculture & Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota.  Steve earned his BA degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.  Steve resides in Golden Valley, MN with his wife, Dr. Mary Wilkens.  Steve and Mary have three children Luke, Katie, and Jacob.  Steve also owns and manages Peterson Farms, a grain and livestock operation in Paynesville, MN.  Steve serves on several non-profit boards including Field to Market (board chair) Park Nicollet Foundation, MN Ag-Growth Council (board chair), Presbyterian Homes, and the Paynesville Area Community Foundation.

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Controlling Weeds in Pacific Northwest Pulse Crops

Washington and Idaho account for 71% of the chickpea acreage in the U.S. while producing about 15% of the pea and 18% of the lentil crops. One of the most challenging aspects of producing these pulse crops in this region is weed control.

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Integrated Pest Management   0.5

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Corn Response to Planting Date as Affected by Plant Population and Hybrid in Continous Corn Cropping Systems

2015 - July - Crops & Soils - Excessive rainfall in April and May often forces farmers in Ohio to plant or replant as much as half of their corn acreage as late as mid-June. Short-season hybrids that are earlier maturing than commonly grown maturities are planted after 1 June but optimum plant popula¬tions for these hybrids in late planting environments are not known. Field experiments were conducted at two Ohio locations in 2009 and 2010 to determine whether the economically optimum plant population in relation to corn grain yield is influenced by corn hybrid relative maturity and planting date.

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Crop Management   1.5

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Corn Rootworm Management in the Transgenic Era, Session 1

Rootworm Biology and Behavior
This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the U.S. Corn Belt understand the biology and behavior of corn rootworms, especially the western corn rootworm (WCR). The presentation begins with a discussion of rootworms as historic pests. The majority of the content is focused on details of basic corn rootworm biology, movement patterns and the characteristics of dispersing adults. Finally, the importance of biological knowledge is highlighted as a key part of making sound management decisions and understanding pest resistance.

RNA Interference as a Pest Management Tool for Western Corn Rootworm
RNA interference (RNAi) is being developed as a potential tool for insect pest management. The most likely target pest species for transgenic plants that express double stranded RNA (dsRNA) is the western corn rootworm. This presentation will provide consultants, growers and other practitioners in the U.S. with an understanding of how RNAi works. It will also describe some recent RNAi innovations for insect pest management including in planta RNAi expression and risk assessment for RNAi technologies.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Jospeh L. Spencer
Insect Behaviorist
Illinois Natural History Survey
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Spencer received his Ph.D. in entomology in 1994. In 1999, he accepted a permanent position as insect behaviorist in the Survey studying field insect crop behavior with a focus on western corn rootworm mating, movement and opposition in refuge and Bt-transgenic corn.

Ana María Vélez
Research Assistant Professor
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ana Maria Velez has a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her expertise includes characterization of resistance to Bt toxins and different aspects of RNAi as an insect pest management tool. Her RNAi research includes understanding the mode of action of RNAi in the Western Corn Rootworm, identification and characterization of RNAi targets of the Western Corn Rootworm, and risk assessment of RNAi.

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Cotton Diseases: Seed and Seedling, Bacterial Blight, and Vascular Wilt

2015 - September - Crops & Soils - This article, adapted from the new book, Cotton, 2nd edition, discusses three types of cotton diseases: seed and seedling, bacterial blight, and vascular wilt.

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Cotton Nutrition in the Southeastern U.S.

The Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station has been conducting soil fertility experiments with cotton since 1911. Some of these experiments are still being monitored to improve and update soil test calibration for phosphorus, potassium, secondary and micronutrients on cotton. These experiments also contain nitrogen rate studies. Mitchell will review some of the recent work with cotton to answer questions such as (1) Do I need to increase N rates on cotton for higher yields?; (2) How does soil tests compare across the region?; How fast will soil tests P drop if I fail to apply P or K fertilizers? He will also look at cotton nutrient uptake patterns as they affect our fertilization strategies.

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CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 Professional Meeting

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Charles C. Mitchell
Professor and Extension Specialist
Auburn University

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Cover Crops 2.0 Webinar Series

Cover crops are being promoted widely by the USDA-NRCS and other groups as a way to improve soil health. The issues producers in semiarid regions face in growing cover crops are much different than those in humid regions. In dryland production in much of the Great Plains, annual precipitation alone is insufficient to grow an annual crop, and producers use fallow to store water from precipitation in the soil. The cost of growing a cover crop is often yield reduction in the following economic crop since the cover crop uses precipitation and limits water storage in the soil. Irrigation may be required to incorporate cover crops into a cropping system, and the economics seldom allow the expense of irrigation on a non-economic crop. When water is limiting, microbial activity in soil processes is slowed, and so benefits seen in humid regions either happen more slowly or may not be realized under dyland production in semiarid regions.  This series will address cover crops research and application in the western portions of the Northern and Central Great Plains.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:
Limitations to Use of Cover Crops in Dryland Cropping Systems of the Semi-Arid Central Great Plains (0.5 Soil and Water Management and 0.5 Crop Management)
Replacing Fallow with Cover Crops and Annual Forages in the Semi-Arid Central Great Plains (0.5 Soil and Water Management and 0.5 Crop Management)
The Good, Bad and Ugly of Cover Crops in the Semi-Aird Northern Great Plains (0.5 Nutrient Management and 0.5 Soil and Water Management)

CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings per webinar

$65.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$108.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
Limitations to Use of Cover Crops in Dryland Cropping Systems of the Semi-Arid Central Great Plains
Replacing Fallow with Cover Crops and Annual Forages in the Semi-Arid Central Great Plains
The Good, Bad and Ugly of Cover Crops in the Semi-Aird Northern Great Plains

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Limitations to Use of Cover Crops in Dryland Cropping Systems of the Semi-Arid Central Great Plains

Cover crop use is being widely promoted throughout the entire United States because of the potential benefits related to protecting and improving the soil. However, data from studies conducted in semiarid environments such as the central Great Plains (where water is the single most limiting factor to crop production) indicate that cover crop water use may result in significant yield loss in following crops such as winter wheat. This presentation examines the reasons for why many of the benefits associated with cover crop use may not be seen in this water-limited environment. These reasons have to do with the differences in both the atmospheric forces driving crop evapotranspiraton (water use) and the available precipitation that occur in different regions of the country. Data from both long- and short-term experiments conducted under dryland conditions are presented that document cover crop water use (both from single-species and mixed-species plantings) and the effects of that water use on subsequent winter wheat yield. Costs associated with cover crop use are also documented. Major concerns for dryland crop production in this region are reduction of soil erosion potential and effective storage of precipitation. These two concerns may best be dealt with by good no-till management of existing crop residues rather than incorporation of cover crops into the cropping system.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 0.5 Soil and Water Management and 0.5 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
David C. Nielsen
USDA-ARS Central Great Plains Research Station
Research Agronomist

David C. Nielsen is a Research Agronomist with the USDA-ARS Central Great Plains Research Station in Akron, CO. He grew up on a diversified crop/livestock farm in north-central Iowa. He earned his B.S. (meteorology) and M.S. (agronomy/agricultural climatology) degrees from Iowa State University, and his Ph.D. degree (bioenvironmental engineering) from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Nielsen’s research program focuses on crop water use and water stress effects on crop productivity in dryland and irrigated cropping systems in the Great Plains. He conducts research that evaluates effects of tillage intensity and cropping frequency on crop residue and subsequent effects on precipitation storage efficiency and crop growth, development, and yield. His work has led to the implementation of more diversified and intense cropping systems, which decrease the frequency of inefficient and environmentally unsustainable fallow periods. He has used cropping systems simulation modeling to understand the complex interactions involved in Great Plains dryland agricultural production. Dr. Nielsen has served as an associate editor for Agronomy Journal and Crop Science.  He has been active in and is a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. He is a faculty affiliate with the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences of Colorado State University and an adjunct professor with the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture of the University of Nebraska.

Jacob Wagers
Producer, Eastern Colorado

Justin Wagers
Producer, Eastern Colorado

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Replacing Fallow with Covers Crops and Annual Forages in the Semi-Arid Central Great Plains

Producers are interested in growing cover crops and reducing fallow. Growing a crop during the fallow period would increase profitability if crop benefits exceeded expenses. Benefits of growing a cover crop have been shown in high-rainfall areas, but limited information is available on growing cover crops in place of fallow in the semiarid Great Plains. A study from 2007–2014 evaluated cover crops, annual forages, and short-season grain crops grown in place of fallow. In the first experiment (2007–2012), the rotation was no-till wheat-fallow, and in the second experiment (2012–2014), the rotation was no-till wheat-grain sorghum-fallow. Wheat yield was affected by the previous crop, but growing a previous crop as hay or cover did not affect wheat yield. Wheat yield following the previous crop was dependent on precipitation during fallow and the growing season. In dry years (2011–2013), growing a crop during the fallow period reduced wheat yields, whereas growing a crop during the fallow period had little impact on wheat yield in wet years (2008–2010). The length of the fallow period also affected yields of the following wheat crop. Growing a cover or hay crop until June 1 affected wheat less than if continuous wheat, grain pea, or safflower were grown until grain harvest, which was approximately the first week of July. Cover crops did not improve wheat yield. Winter and spring lentil had the least negative impact on wheat yield, and yielded similar to fallow when averaged across years. Winter cover crop treatments tended to reduce yield more than spring cover crop treatments, which was due to less soil moisture available at wheat planting following winter cover crop compared with spring cover crop treatments. To be successful, the benefits of growing a cover crop during the fallow period must be greater than the expense of growing it; plus compensate for any negative yield impacts on the subsequent crop. Cover crops always resulted in less profit than fallow, whereas annual forages and grain peas often increased profit compared with fallow. The negative effects on wheat yields might be minimized with flex-fallow, which is the process of only growing a crop in place of fallow in years when there is ample soil moisture at the time of making the decision to plant.  

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CCA/CPAg: 0.5 Soil and Water Management and 0.5 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

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John Holman
Kansas State University
Associate Professor

John Holman grew up on a diversified crop and livestock operation in Montana. He received his B.S. degrees in plant science and agriculture business and his M.S. degree in weed science from Montana State University. His Ph.D. was from the University of Idaho, where he worked on alternatives to burning Kentucky bluegrass seed production fields.  He joined Kansas State University in 2006 and is currently an Associate Professor with a 70% Research and 30% Extension appointment.  His research involves crop rotations, forages, improving water use efficiency, and integrated weed management.

Mark Watson
Producer

Mark Watson is a producer from Alliance, NE.  He operates a grain farm consisting of 3,500 acres, 1,300 acres irrigated with center pivots, 2,200 acres dry land crop production that has been in continuous no-till for more than 20 years.  Mark has experimented with cover crops and companion crops for the past 10 years on a limited basis in a crop rotation that consists of winter wheat, corn, and pinto beans on irrigated acres, and winter wheat, corn, yellow field peas on dry land acres.  He has concerns with use of cover crops in our semi-arid environment on all our acres.  He sees adding more diversity into our system with the use of forage crops for grazing as part of our cropping rotation on our dry land acres.  He thinks this makes the most sense as we add diversity into our farming system and at the same time add diversity into our marketing by adding livestock to our operation.  He believes this approach will allow us to manage moisture without stretching the limits of what our environment can handle.

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The Good, Bad and Ugly of Cover Crops in the Semi-Arid Northern Great Plains

Clain Jones will present results from a decade of studies led by his colleague, Perry Miller, on the use of single species cover crops as summer fallow replacements on subsequent wheat grain yield and quality. Some preliminary observations from a current USDA-WSARE study on cover crop cocktails will be included.

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CCA/CPAg: 0.5 Nutrient Management and 0.5 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

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Dr. Clain Jones
Montana State University
Extension Soil Fertility Specialist

Dr. Clain Jones has worked in the area of nutrient management at Montana State University since 1999, and has been the Extension Soil Fertility Specialist since 2004. His research has focused on nutrient management in organic and conventional systems, and currently is studying urea volatilization, nitrate leaching, and the effects of mixed cover crops on soil quality. His Extension work has involved developing traditional and innovative methods to deliver nutrient management information, such as a web-based interactive optimum nitrogen rate calculator. Recent publications have focused on methods to decrease urea volatilization and increase wheat grain protein.

Dietrich Kastens
Producer

Dietrich Kastens received an M.A. in Geography from the University of Kansas in 2000, and then moved to NW Kansas to join the family farm.  Dietrich works with his father and uncle in a modern, 100% notill operation growing wheat, corn, milo, peas, and alfalfa. GIS and machine control systems are heavily used on the farm today as well as modern communication tools. Extensive on-farm research trials are conducted annually, along with involved economic analyses of both current operational methods, as well as potential methods.

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Cover Crops 2017 Webinar Series – Looking Beyond the Basics

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American Society of Agronomy webinar series sponsored by North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). Additional support provided by Practical Farmers of Iowa.

Building on the series from 2016, the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) brings you Cover Crops 2017 – Looking Beyond the Basics.  The three part series will explore and discuss the latest research complemented by on farm experiences under real world conditions.   Speakers will discuss cover crop pest management, scouting indicators, and what farmers and advisers should know for improved management.  The series is designed to look beyond the basics and focus on advanced cover crop management for enhanced production goals.  Once again these webinars are made possible by the generous support of North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NC-SARE).

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  
Cover Crops and Pest Management – The Good and Bad (1.0 CEU Integrated Pest Management)
You Know the Basics, Now What?  Cover Crops 2.0 (1.0 CEU Soil and Water Management)
Scouting Cover Crops – What to Look For (1.0 CEU Crop Management)

CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting each webinar

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Included webinars in this series package are:
Cover Crops and Pest Management – The Good and Bad
You Know the Basics, Now What?  Cover Crops 2.0
Scouting Cover Crops – What to Look For

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Cover Crops and Pest Management - The Good and Bad

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American Society of Agronomy webinar series sponsored by North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). Additional support provided by Practical Farmers of Iowa.

Is pest management any different when cover crops are involved on conventional and/or organic fields?  A university specialist and farmer with practical experiences team up to discuss the latest details on cover crop pest management.  The speakers will focus on cover crops’ effect on soybean cyst nematode, SDS, root diseases and insect pressures while reviewing practical ways to use cover crops.  Hear about the good and the bad to help you make wise management decisions.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Mark Doudlah
Wisconsin Farmer

Mark graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989 and worked as a Tractor Test Engineer in Hinsdale, IL for three years.  Also a President of Agrecol Corporation, Mark is currently the 4th generation of farmers rotating corn, beans and wheat on 1,550 acres near Cooksville WI  1450 of which are organic acres using intensive cover crops.  Doudlah Farms has a long family heritage of Soil Conservation since 1855.

Chelsea Harbach
PhD Student
Iowa State University

Chelsea Harbach is a Ph.D. student in Dr. Greg Tylka's soybean cyst nematode lab at Iowa State University. Chelsea's research is centered around determining if and how cover crops affect soybean cyst nematode densities in the soil. She a history of learning about and teaching plant pathology as well as an interest in extension education, so she is excited to present the following webinar entitled "Cover crop and pest management: the good and the bad".  Topics covered in this webinar include cover crop interactions and impacts on root rot pathogens of corn and soybean, sudden death syndrome, soybean cyst nematode, and insect pests.

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Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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You Know the Basics, Now What? Cover Crops 2.0

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American Society of Agronomy webinar series sponsored by North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). Additional support provided by Practical Farmers of Iowa.

You’ve moved beyond the beginning.  What’s the research tell us about cover crops mixes?  We hear that cover crops benefit water quality and soil health so the speakers will discuss research results and working examples with establishment and termination with an eye on advanced cover cropping in the eastern corn belt.  The information will help set production goals complimented by cover crops.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Eileen Kladivko
Professor
Agronomy Department
Purdue University

Chris Teachout
Farmer

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Soil & Water Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Scouting Cover Crops - What to Look For

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American Society of Agronomy webinar series sponsored by North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). Additional support provided by Practical Farmers of Iowa.

You’ve set the goals, established the cover crops and as you walk through the fields what are key indicators to look for that impact management decisions.  Cover crops should complement the cash crop production and there are practical things to do that will help ensure that happens.  A farmer with working experiences teams up with a researcher to discuss what farmers and agronomists should know for spring time management of cover crops.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dave Brandt
Brandts Farms

Anne Verhallen
Soil Management Specialist (Horticultural Crops)
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

My training may be in Soil Science but my passion is cover crops and of course soil health! During this webina,r I will take a closer look at how I as an extension person looks at and evaluates cover crops with my cooperators.

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Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Cover Crops and Manure

Not a new topic but a rapidly growing one with new information.  Cover crops are a hot topic for production agriculture and manure as a potential nutrient source.  Instructors will discuss cover crop production with dairy and poultry manure as nutrient sources along with P transfer and optimum seeding dates.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Martin Leonardo Battaglia, Virginia Tech
Stephen Herbert, University of Massachusetts
Gabriel Maltais-Landry, Stanford University
Amber Moore, University of Idaho

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Nutrient Management   1.0
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Cover Crops and Soil Health: I

Over the past few years there has been great interest in soil health and how it relates to soil and plant relations.  Cover crops are an important aspect of building and maintaining good Soil Health and this symposium will feature invited speakers from across different regions within the US.  Although the relationship of cover crops and soil health will be emphasized over all parameters of soil health will be included.   Volunteered speakers are also encouraged to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 3.5 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 3.5 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Kipling S. Balkcom, USDA-ARS
R. Louis Baumhardt, USDA-ARS
Thomas C. Kaspar, USDA-ARS
Robert J. Kremer, USDA-ARS
Jeffrey Mitchell, University of California-Davis
Kristine A. Nicholas, USDA-ARS
Ray R. Well, University of Maryland

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Soil & Water Management   3.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   3.5

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Cover Crops can Affect Subsequent Wheat Yield in the Great Plains

This research documented water use, grain yield, and water use efficiency of wheat following a 10-species cover crop mixture and single-species plantings (planted no-till into proso millet residue) compared with winter wheat following a no-till fallow period. The study was conducted under varying water availability conditions in western Nebraska and northeastern Colorado.

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Soil & Water Management   0.5

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Cover Crops for Ag Professionals Webinar Series

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American Society of Agronomy webinar series sponsored by North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). Additional support provided by Practical Farmers of Iowa.

Webinar Series Description:  Cover crops in the Midwest Corn Belt may be used to accomplish several goals, including erosion control, limiting nutrient movement off-site, enhancing nutrient cycling, and breaking pest cycles, among others. Precipitation amounts, temperature and growing degree-days, and soils differ greatly throughout the 12-state region. In this 3-part webinar series, researchers, CCAs, and producers will present principles and applications of how cover crops have been incorporated into some agricultural management systems across the Midwest.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:   1.0 in Crop Management per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting CEU per webinar

Included webinars in this series package are:
Show Me the Money!  Can Cover Crops Pay?
So, Why Do you Want to Grow Cover Crops?
Managing for Cover Crops - Don't Forget the Agronomic Basics

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Managing for Cover Crops - Don’t Forget Agronomic Basics

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American Society of Agronomy webinar series sponsored by North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). Additional support provided by Practical Farmers of Iowa.

This webinar will focus on the agronomic adjustments researchers/producers/CCAs need to remember when adding cover crops to the current farming system. Learn from Trent Sanderson, farmer from Clare, IL, about what agronomic considerations they remember when managing cover crops. Hear about planting date, seeding method, seeding rate, species selection, pest management, herbicides, and the effects on the following crop, among others. Learn from State of Missouri Extension Weed Scientist, Kevin Bradley about the effects of herbicide carryover on cover crops, how to terminate cover crops, and what cover crops actually do for weed control. Information shared will be targeted to ag professionals who consult with farmers adding cover crops.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Kevin Bradley
Associate Professor and State Extension Weed Scientist
University of Missouri

Kevin Bradley is an Associate Professor and State Extension Weed Scientist in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri. Kevin’s faculty appointment includes extension and research responsibilities in the area of applied weed management in corn, soybean, wheat, pastures, and forages. He also teaches a graduate level class in herbicide mechanism of action. In addition to evaluating new herbicides and weed management techniques, Dr. Bradley's applied research program focuses on the development of programs for the prevention and management of herbicide-resistant weeds, on the interaction of herbicides and weeds with other agrochemicals and pests in the agroecosystem, and on the effects of common pasture weeds on forage yield, quality, and grazing preference.

Trent Sanderson
Farmer
Sanderson Ag

Trent Sanderson is a 27 year old farmer from north-central Illinois. As a producer with two older generations on the farm, Trent and his family have a diverse range of knowledge surrounding conservation practices as they strive to be good stewards of the land. Their main commodities include corn, soybeans, wheat, red clover and a cow-calf operation. Since 2007, all of their corn acres are strip-tilled, and the remaining crops are no-tilled. Cover crops became a part of their land stewardship program in 2012, experimenting with different species and management practices. Trent has built a cover crop dealership based on practical results with existing equipment and species selection to help local producers adopt cover crops onto their farm.

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Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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So, Why Do You Want to Grow Cover Crops?

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American Society of Agronomy webinar series sponsored by North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). Additional support provided by Practical Farmers of Iowa.

Webinar Description: Length of the growing season affects the growth of cover crops after establishment, which affects the potential benefits that can be realistically expected from including cover crops into a production system. Presenters from the central and northern Corn Belt will address their goals for, and their experiences with, incorporating cover crops into their operations plus share information about decision-making tools they use to improve their success with cover crops. Information shared will be targeted to ag professionals who consult with farmers adding cover crops.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meeting

Speakers:
Nathan Anderson
Farmer

Nathan Anderson has been farming with his family since 2005, raising beef cattle and field crops near Cherokee, Iowa. The cow-calf herd is primarily grass-based, the crops are no-tilled, and they use cover crops both for the soil benefits and as forage for the livestock.

Joel Gruver
Associate Professor of Soil Science and Sustainable Agriculture
Western Illinois University

Dr. Joel Gruver grew up on a small diversified farm in rural Maryland. He has a BS in Chemistry from Principia College, a MS in Agronomy from the University of Maryland and a PhD in Soil Science from NC State University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Soil Science and Sustainable Agriculture in the School of Agriculture at Western Illinois University. In addition to teaching 6 classes, Dr. Gruver conducts conservation cropping systems research and outreach with a focus on cover crops and organic grain production.

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Show Me the Money! Can Cover Crops Pay?

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American Society of Agronomy webinar series sponsored by North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). Additional support provided by Practical Farmers of Iowa.

Webinar Description:  What economic data is available on changes in costs and revenue when cover crops are added to your system? Learn the cover cropping system Ken Rulon, farmer from Arcadia, IN is using on his farm and he determines the return on investment of adding cover crops. Also hear from Lauren Cartwright with Missouri NRCS about a partial budgeting tool to help farmers better understand changes in costs and revenues when adding cover crops to their farm.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meeting

Speakers:
Lauren Cartwright
Resource Conservationist/Agricultural Economist
Natural Resources Conservation Service

Lauren Cartwright is a Resource Conservationist/Agricultural Economist with USDA-NRCS in Missouri.  She currently coordinates the EQIP program for the state of Missouri and focuses on development of user-friendly economic decision support tools to address resource management issues.  Current work emphasis includes cover crop economics, forestry economics, and grazing economics.

Ken Rulon
Rulon Enterprises

Ken Rulon helps manage the Rulon Family's 6,300 acre farm in central Indiana. The Rulon’s, Ken, Roy, and Rodney, focus on the economics of sustainability. They have been recognized with numerous honors including the No-Till Innovator Award, and the 2012 National Conservation Legacy Award. The farm has documented increases in Organic Matter over time utilizing a combination of never-till with cover crop mixes. Recent on farm data has led to the adoption of variable rate nitrogen application driven by one-acre grid yield goals.

For several years, the Rulons have cooperated with Purdue University on replicated field trials comparing various nitrogen rate and cover crop combinations. These plots total over 100 acres provide the data to support their economic analysis of the positive return on investment from cover crops.

The Rulon family also facilitates an internet based farmer peer group, centered on sharing best management practices and risk management. The website, www.rulonenterprises.com,  and an annual conference, are part of this effort. Last year’s event drew over 120 attendees from 14 states and 2 foreign countries. It is a fun group of farmer thinkers committed to maximizing profits and improving soil health.

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Cover Crops Spring 2014 Webinar Series

An American Society of Agronomy Webinar Series sponsored by the following organizations:
An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by the following organizations:
SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)
Iowa – SARE
Minnesota – SARE
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACS)
DuPont Pioneer
Cover Crop Solutions, LLC
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Grassland Oregon
LaCrosse Seed
The CISCO Companies
American Farmland Trust (AFT)
Department of Soil Science – University of Wisconsin
Klinkenborg Aerial Spraying and Seeding
Practical Farmers of Iowa

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CCA/CPAg:
Covers Crops, Soil Health Principals, and Maximizing Yield - 1.0 Soil and Water Management
Combining Livestock, Manure and Cover Crops - 1.0 Nutrient Management
Cover Crop Seed Selection and Planting - 1.0 Crop Management
Cover Crop Management and Termination - 1.0 Crop Management

CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings per webinar

$90.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$144.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
Covers Crops, Soil Health Principals, and Maximizing Yield
Combining Livestock, Manure and Cover Crops
Cover Crop Seed Selection and Planting
Cover Crop Management and Termination

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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Cover Crops, Soil Health Principals, and Maximizing Yield

An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by the following organizations:
SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)
Iowa – SARE
Minnesota – SARE
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACS)
DuPont Pioneer
Cover Crop Solutions, LLC
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Grassland Oregon
LaCrosse Seed
The CISCO Companies
American Farmland Trust (AFT)
Department of Soil Science – University of Wisconsin
Klinkenborg Aerial Spraying and Seeding
Practical Farmers of Iowa

Improving soil health not only cleans up water quality and reduces soil loss but also provides a better environment for cash crops to succeed. Learn about basic soil health principles and how cover crops are key to making those happen on your farm.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Ray McCormick
McCormick Farms
Indiana Farmer

Ray McCormick has worked with cover crops over 20 years on several thousand acres of both owned and rented land in Southern, Indiana. He shared his practical experiences incorporating cover crops in his operation and the benefits that he’s gained.

Kris Nichols
USDA-ARS
Soil Microbiologist

Kris Nichols is a Research (Soil) Microbiologist with the USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in Mandan, ND. Her research and professional achievements have focused on the impacts of cropping and grazing systems on soil microbiology, nutrient cycling, and soil aggregation to improve soil health and water quality.

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Combining Livestock, Manure and Cover Crops

An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by the following organizations:
SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)
Iowa – SARE
Minnesota – SARE
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACS)
DuPont Pioneer
Cover Crop Solutions, LLC
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Grassland Oregon
LaCrosse Seed
The CISCO Companies
American Farmland Trust (AFT)
Department of Soil Science – University of Wisconsin
Klinkenborg Aerial Spraying and Seeding
Practical Farmers of Iowa

A livestock + cover crop combination is the fastest way to profit from your investment. Cover crops not only provide feed for livestock they also hold and scavenge precious nutrients to reduce potential offsite pollution.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

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Dr. Tim Harrigan
Associate Professor
Michigan State University

Tim Harrigan, Michigan State University Dr. Harrigan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University.  The focus of his research, teaching and extension programs is in developing farming systems that improve soil health, protect water quality and build sustainable agro-ecosystems.  His recent work has been in reintegrating manure, cover crops and low-intensity tillage to improve soil quality, protect the environment and enhance farm profitability.     

Kent Solberg
Minnesota Farmer

Kent Solberg, 7 Pines Farm in Minnesota, Kent and his wife Linda own and operate a grass-based livestock farm near Verndale, MN.   Kent has a passion for the land and has been involved in planned grazing management, pasture based livestock and integrated crop and livestock systems over 20 years.   For the past 5 years they have been using cover crops and seeded annuals to extend their grazing season and improve soil health.   He serves as the Livestock and Grazing Specialist for the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota, and has taught college-level courses on forages, grazing, and livestock management.

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Cover Crop Seed Selection and Planting

An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by the following organizations:
SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)
Iowa – SARE
Minnesota – SARE
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACS)
DuPont Pioneer
Cover Crop Solutions, LLC
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Grassland Oregon
LaCrosse Seed
The CISCO Companies
American Farmland Trust (AFT)
Department of Soil Science – University of Wisconsin
Klinkenborg Aerial Spraying and Seeding
Practical Farmers of Iowa

Knowing which cover crops to pick for your farm's goals can be daunting. So many options exist that it is sometimes hard to know what to pick and then how to plant it. Whether you are new to cover crops or an advanced user hear from two experts in the field on how they best chose and seed their cover crops.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Keith Berns
Green Cover Seed

Keith Berns, along with his brother Brian, combine over 30 years of no-till farming with 10 years of teaching Agriculture and Computers.  In addition to no-tilling 2,500 acres of irrigated and dry land corn, soybeans, rye, triticale, peas and buckwheat in South Central Nebraska, they also own and operate Green Cover Seed, one of the major cover crop seed providers and educators in the United States.  Green Cover Seed has experimented with over 80 different cover crop types and hundreds of mixes planted into various situations and they have learned a lot about cover crop growth, nitrogen fixation, moisture usage, and grazing utilization of cover crops.  Keith also developed the SmartMix CalculatorTM one of the most widely used cover crop selection tools on the internet. 

Jim Hoorman
Assistant Professor
Ohio State University Extension

Jim Hoorman is an Assistant Professor with Ohio State University and an Extension Educator in Putnam County, Ohio.  He has been working with cover crops and soil health for approximately 8 years.  

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Cover Crop Management and Termination

An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by the following organizations:
SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)
Iowa – SARE
Minnesota – SARE
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACS)
DuPont Pioneer
Cover Crop Solutions, LLC
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Grassland Oregon
LaCrosse Seed
The CISCO Companies
American Farmland Trust (AFT)
Department of Soil Science – University of Wisconsin
Klinkenborg Aerial Spraying and Seeding
Practical Farmers of Iowa

The spring can be a challenging time for farmers busy to get into the field and start planting. Killing a cover crop is not business as usual. Planning for proper spring management of your cover crop needs to happen before April. Learn from two experts in the field on a couple different methods for termination.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Steve Berger
Iowa Farmer

Steve farms near Wellman, in southeast Iowa with his family on a diversified corn, soybean and farrow-finish swine operation.  The Bergers have been practicing continuous no-till for 35 years and have been using rye cover crops for 14 years.

Mike Plumer
Coordinator
Illinois Council on Best Management Practices

Mike has his masters from the University of Southern Illinois in Plant & Soil Science.  He was an extension educator for over 34 years with the University of Illinois in agriculture and Natural Resources.  Mike now does conservation agriculture consulting both nationally and internationally. He is the coordinator of the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices and conducts programing and research in cover crops, conservation and watershed water quality.  He’s worked the past 37 years in conservation tillage/no-till systems and 32 years with cover crops.

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Cover Crops: Matching Objectives With Management Choices In Corn and Soybean Production Systems

Cover crops have drawn a lot of attention over the past several years and matching producers needs and expectations with goals of agronomists and conservationists has not always been easy nor practical. Although the use of cover crops predate World War II agronomic crop consultants still do not know the best criteria for species selection and management practices for the cover crop and cash crop within their geographic region.  Expectations of the producers are often heightened by testimonials from other producers citing tremendous changes in production costs and yield through changes in soil characteristics.   Often these are localized management practices that do not translate well across large geographical areas.   This seminar will focus on what the basic objectives of why cover crops are grown:   erosion control, nutrient management, grazing, building soil health and depending upon the objectives of the producer how we can match those objectives with current available cover crops species and management practices.   For each objective the method and timing of establishing and terminating cover crops will be addressed along with the associated cost and risk.   Crop management considerations of cash crop planting date, maturity selection, and harvest will be included.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Timothy M. Reinbott, University of Missouri

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Crop Advisers Impacted by Requirements in New USEPA Worker Protection Standard

The USEPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is designed to help make sure farmworkers, pesticide applicators, and others—including crop advisers— entering fields recently treated with pesticides are properly trained to reduce the risk of pesticide exposure. This article addresses the new WPS requirements that go into effect this year and next.

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Crop Rotation and Tillage Effects on Soil Physical and Chemical Properties in Illinois

2015 - July - Crops & Soils - Recent increases in corn production in the U.S. Corn Belt have necessitated the conversion of rotations to continuous corn and an increase in the frequency of tillage. This has generated questions regarding the long-term effect of these management decisions on soil quality. This study set out to determine the long-term effect on soil chemical and physical properties of tillage practices and crop rotations, which include monocultures and 2- and 3-yr rotations incorporating corn, soybean, and wheat.

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Delaying Nitrification and Reducing Nitrogen Loss in Canadian Soils with Application of Nitrapyrin

This article evaluates the efficacy of two commercial formulations of nitrapyrin, eNtrench and N-Serve, at stabilizing soil N in the NH4+ form and protecting against N loss when applied in the fall or spring with banded ammonia-based fertilizers in non-crop field trials conducted across the main cereal- and oilseed-growing regions of Canada.

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Denitrifying Bioreactors: Moving Beyond

Bioreactors have proven themselves as a best practice for effectively removing nitrates from agricultural runoff before it reaches our watersheds. However, scientists are still figuring out how to optimize them, especially during the early spring. This article provides an overview of the state of the science of bioreactors along with summaries of five recent research articles published in the Journal of Environmental Quality as part of a special collection of papers on Bioreactors: Moving beyond Proof of Concept.

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Determining the Optimal Nitrogen Rate: Nitrogen Credits, Soil Tests, and Crop-based Diagnosis

This article, adapted from the new book, Managing Nitrogen in Crop Production (see previous page), discusses three approaches for diagnosing optimal nitrogen rate: Nitrogen credits, soil tests, and crop-based diagnosis. For more information on other approaches as well as many other topics related to N management, check out the book at https:// dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/books.

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Nutrient Management   1.5

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Developing Nutrient Management Plans: An NRCS Reviewer's Perspective

As an agency, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) works with farmers to provide technical and financial assistance with the planning and implementation of conservation practices. These practices address natural resource concerns or opportunities to help save energy, improve soil, water, plant, air, animal and related resources on working agricultural lands. Advancing nutrient management planning and addressing growing concerns about the environmental impacts of nutrients lost from agricultural systems are two ongoing challenges for NRCS. By offering voluntary, non-regulatory services, NRCS along with our partners, including Technical Service Providers (TSPs) and Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs), have an opportunity to make great strides in conservation efforts related to nutrient management. Developing nutrient management plans using the current NRCS Nutrient Management (590) Conservation Practice Standard can be a way to assist farmers in addressing local natural resource concerns on their farm, while also improving nutrient use efficiency. Learn about common mistakes made in developing nutrient management plans for NRCS programs and how to avoid them in the future.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dana L. Ashford-Kornburger

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Digging for Success - Home Garden Webinar

American households spend an average of $500 per year on garden plants. Additional labor goes into the planting and tending of the garden. But, gardens can bear fruit in many ways (pun intended!) They can provide food, exercise and shade for your family, shelter for wildlife, beauty for your neighborhood, and so much more – so they are worth the investment.

But sometimes a plant fails. It could be a bad purchase. Or the plant is located in the wrong place. Even the characteristics of the soil where the plant is growing affect its success. The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) have developed videos to help homeowners and landscapers protect garden investments.

Digging for Success covers the basics of digging the right type of hole. Location, and space requirements should be considered first. Then the correct size hole for the type of plant you are growing is important. However, the most important factor is soil compaction. Clay Robinson, a soil scientist, and education manager for the societies explains how to determine if your soil is compacted, and various ways to improve your soil for your plants success.

Speaker:
Clay Robinson, PhD, is an avid gardener who is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) and Certified Crop Adviser (CCA). He has more than 30 years of experience in the field.

Cost: $5.99

To buy the video (available for 7 days after purchase), you will need to make a free account one time. Click on Login (in the upper right corner of the page), click on Check your E-mail under “Not sure if you have an account?” and follow the process to create an account. Once you create the account and purchase the video, you may view the video multiple times in the 7-day period by using the same account information. You may also buy other videos from us using the same login.

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Diversifying Crop Rotations with Pulses Enhances System Productivity

Crop productivity is often limited by availability of water and nutrients, and the challenge is serious in many arid and semiarid regions of the world, including the Northern Great Plains. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that diversifying cropping systems with pulse crops can improve the attributes of soil water conservation and soil N benefits and increase total grain production.

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Does Surface or Subsurface Tillage Influence Burley Tobacco Yiels, Leaf Temperature, or Alkaloid Content?

Transplanted crop growth can be adversely affected by soil compaction. Subsoil tillage is commonly used when compaction is suspected. No-tillage fields are often thought to be compacted although this is seldom confirmed by soil bulk density (BD) before subsoiling. This article investigates the effects of surface and subsurface tillage on tobacco yield, soil BD, leaf temperature, and leaf alkaloids.

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Drainage - The Double-Edged Sword

Webinar Description: Draining fields lowers the water table to improve aeration in the root zone, decreases denitrification potential, and speeds warming in the spring for earlier planting, however nutrients in the drainage water may move into streams, rivers, and lakes, and increase the potential for eutrophication. This webinar will introduce CCAs, CPAgs, and CPSSs to water management structures and other BMPs that are available to reduce denitrification in the field and nutrient loading in surface waters.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 CEU in Professional Meetings

Speakers:
Dr. Larry Brown
Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer | Director, Overholt Drainage Education and Research Program | Director, Int'l Program for Water Management in Agriculture
Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University

Dr. Norman Fausey
Supervisory Research Soil Scientist
Soil Drainage Research Unit, USDA-ARS

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Drought Management for California Almonds

Almond trees are tolerant to drought conditions and respond to water availability with increasing yields. Research has shown that trees are able to survive on as little as 7.6 inches of water, but they produce maximally with 54 to 58 inches in many areas of California. Minimizing water stress increases growth and yield due to increased rates of photosynthesis and respiration.

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Soil & Water Management   2.0

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Drought-Tolerant Corn Hybrid and Relative Maturity Yield Response to Plant Population and Planting Date

The objectives of this study were to: (i) investigate any yield advantage or disadvantage associated with drought-tolerant hybrids under May and June planting dates; (ii) evaluate drought-tolerant hybrid response to plant population and determine if the optimum population varies with planting date; and (iii) determine the effect of maturity group on optimizing plant population under May and June planting dates.

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Crop Management   0.5

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Dust in the Wind

Dust – BAD! Blowing – BAD! BMPs you can use this fall to protect the land next spring to keep your soil on the field and not “in the wind”.

This webinar will provide the CCA with practical information on estimating residue cover, fragile versus persistent residues, and residue losses due to decomposition and various types of tillage. The best wind erosion control methods are to maintain residues on the surface at time of planting. The webinar will address the challenges associated with low residues and fragile residue crops such as what options are available when notill does not work, or when land preparation acreage is greater than can be covered in the spring?

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 CEU in Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 CEU in Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Clay Robinson, PhD, CPSS
ASA/SSSA Education Manager

Clay Robinson earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy, and a PhD in Soil Management from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and former professor who taught soil science and agronomy courses at two universities from 1992 to 2011. The Texas High Plains and Eastern New Mexico have soils with some of the greatest wind erosion potential in the USA.  He has worked closely with wind erosion specialists in preparing workshops for international scientists as part of a dryland agriculture workshop and tour. He supervised graduate students that measured downwind dust deposition from a bare surface and designed labs in which students could examine the particle size distribution of wind-deposited sediments as a function of wind speed.

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Economics and Nitrogen Fertilization for Corn and Wheat in the Northern Great Plains

2015 - September - Crops & Soils - The traditional response of crop to N graph is a linear/plateau model, which has some problems. In contrast, most N rate studies result in a quadratic model. Economists are familiar with the quadratic input rate response and call it “the law of diminishing returns.” New research-based N rate calculation tools in North Dakota and Montana are based on this.

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Nutrient Management   0.5

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Economics of Crop Production Over the Next Two to Three Years

The period between 2008 through 2013 likely will be remembered as a golden age in agricultural incomes.  Use of corn in ethanol along with strong export lead to an increase in commodity prices, particularly corn, soybeans, and wheat.  These prices reached high levels in 2010 through 2012 as short crop around the world.  Corresponding with rising prices were increases in non-land costs – particularly fertilizer, seed, chemicals, and machinery deprecation – along with cash rents.  While these costs increases, revenues were high because of high prices, leading to record levels of farm incomes.

Prices fell in 2013 as a result of good crops around the world.   While prices fell leading to lower revenues, costs have come down much more slowly.  In many cases, farmers faced losses.  However, farmers had built financial reserves from 2010 through 2012, and these reserves were used to cover losses.

In 2016, prospects are for very large levels of crop production in corn, soybeans, and wheat, leading to further reductions in prices.  As a result, farmers will face losses until prices rise again.  The most likely factor leading to price increases will be a short crop in a major crop producing region of the world.  It is impossible to predict when this might occur.   Farmers will face more difficulties as financial reserves become limited and many farmers will face no alternative but to cut costs.

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CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Gary D. Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Effect of Phosphorus Placement on Sugarbeet Production Under Strip Tillage in Southern Idaho

The use of strip tillage in the sugarbeet production systems of the Pacific Northwest is increasing, and data is needed about options for P placement and application rates. The effects of P application methods (surface and subsurface band) and application rates (0–205 lb/ac P2O5) were evaluated in 2009 and 2010 on sugarbeet grown under strip tillage in Idaho.

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Nutrient Management   1.5

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Effect of Radish Overseeded Planting Date on Interseeded Soybean and Corn Yield

2015 - September - Crops & Soils - Complementarity and competition among multiple plant species are key to a successful intercropping system. A radish cover crop may compete with soybean when it is incorporated into an intercrop system, although limited research exists in this area. Research was conducted from 2012 to 2014 to evaluate the effect of radish overseeding planting date with or without nitrogen fertilizer on soybean grain yield, radish biomass production, and corn yield the following year.

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Effect of Vertical Stratification of Soil Phosphorus on Phosphorus Loading into Lake Erie

With the help of CCAs, a recent study in the Sandusky River watershed in Ohio was conducted to determine the extent of phosphorus (P) stratification, or the accumulation of P in the upper level of the soil, in area soils and its potential contribution to increased dissolved reactive P loading to Lake Erie.

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Soil & Water Management   0.5

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Effects of Riparian Buffer Vegetation and Width

The information presented in this article comes from a long-term (12 years) riparian buffer study in the middle coastal plain of North Carolina. Researchers evaluated the effectiveness of riparian buffers in removing groundwater nitrate over time and also explored how vegetation (trees, fescue, switchgrass, native vegetation, and a control) and different buffer widths (25 and 50 ft) affected nitrate removal through the buffers.

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Enhanced Control of Soil Nitrogen Cycling Through Soil Functional Zone Management

Soil functional zone management (SFZM) is a novel strategy for row crop management. Especially when used with cover cropping, SFZM may play an important role in enhancing agricultural production and sustainability via beneficial effects on soil nitrogen cycling. Field studies in four states across the U.S. showed that SFZM can enhance control of nitrogen cycling, increasing nitrogen availability near crop roots in synchrony with corn peak nitrogen demand.

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Erosion Webinar Series

Erosion threatens sustainable agriculture production, crop yields, and air and water quality. This webinars series will address agents, processes, factors, and control principles for wind and water erosion; models used to predict erosion and help determine BMPS; and how the NRCS uses the models in developing conservation plans.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 CEU in Soil and Water Management per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 CEU in Professional Meetings per webinar

$216.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$135.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
Erosion Basics:  Factors, Processess, Types and Control Principles
Wind Erosion and the WEPS Model:  Is It Useful?
Predicintg Water Erosion: RUSLE2 and and WEPP
Erosion Models and the NRCS

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Erosion Basics: Factors, Processes, Types and Control Principles

Processes, types and factors affecting wind and water erosion will be discussed, especially in light of principles of erosion control. Information on the role of cropping and tillage systems, cover crops, and crop rotations as they apply to wind and water erosion control principles will be presented. The CCA will identify how to consider erosion control principles to evaluate potential best management practices.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. Clay Robinson
ASA and SSSA
Agronomy and Soil Science Education Manager

Clay Robinson earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy, and a PhD in Soils from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and former professor who taught soil science and agronomy courses at two universities from 1992 to 2011. He worked for an environmental consulting firm before becoming the Agronomy and Soil Science Education Manager for the American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America in early 2014. He is now responsible for developing and coordinating continuing education materials for the certification programs. Clay often talked to producer groups about soil and water conservation, irrigation management, and nitrogen and phosphorus management in dryland and irrigated production systems. He also provided an introduction to soils for urban gardeners every year, and talked with more than 20,000 middle school children about the importance of soil and taking care of it so they would not be hungry, naked, homeless, and breathless.

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Soil & Water Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Wind Erosion and the WEPS Model: Is it Useful?

The modules, inputs, and operating principle of the WEPS model will be presented.

The model will be applied to examples to understand how management decisions affect wind erosion. The CCA will identify how the WEPS model can be used to recommend wind erosion BMPs.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
John Tatarko
USDA-ARS Agricultural Systems Research Unit
Soil Scientist

Larry Wagner
USDA-ARS Agricultural Systems Research Unit
Agricultural Engineer

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Predicting Water Erosion: RUSLE2 and WEPP

The modules, inputs, and operating principle of the RUSLE2 model will be presented.

The model will be applied to examples to understand how management decisions affect water erosion.

The WEPP model is being used in Iowa with existing soil data, crop management records, and real-time climate data to predict water erosion on the township level. This webinar will present the hows, and discuss the whys.

The CCA will identify how the WEPS model can be used to recommend wind erosion BMPs.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. Richard Cruse
Iowa Water Center, Iowa State University
Director

Dr. Seth Dabney
USDA-ARS Watershed Physical Processes
Research Leader

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Erosion Models and the NRCS

The CCA will identify how the NRCS uses erosion models to support its activities, particularly in developing conservation plans.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. Giulio Ferruzzi
USDA-NRCS West National Technology Support Center
Conservation Agronomist

Joel Poore
Central National Technology Support Center USDA NRCS
Conservation Agronomist (Wind Erosion Specialist)

Experience:
• 1983 - 1998 Agronomist: Independent Crop Consultant: High Plains Region
• 1998 – 2004: Agronomist: Ag-Business-Western US Precision Agriculture Manager
• 2004 – 2010: State Conservation Agronomist: Spokane, Washington
• 2011 - 2012: State Conservation Agronomist: Huron, SD
• 2012 - : Conservation Agronomist (Wind Erosion Specialist)

Education:
• Bachelor Science: Geography 1980: Oregon State University
• Masters Science: Soil Science 1986: Oregon State University

Interests
• Provide Technical Assistance and Training
• Conservation Planning
• Crop Production Systems
• Resource Assessment and Management
• Precision Agriculture Process
• Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning
• Integrated Pest Management
• Residue Management systems
• Erosion Assessment and Management
• NRCS Energy Conservation
• Conservation Practice Standards
• NRCS assessment tools maintenance

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Soil & Water Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Ethical Data Considerations for the Certified Professional

The code of ethics is one of the four pillars to becoming certified.  It separates certified professionals from non-certified and defines acceptable behavior for the profession. With every report or communication with a client, certified and industry professionals must consider the audience and data available, and determine the best way to present the data without misrepresenting any element of the project. This webinar will address considerations for the audience, the purpose of the communication, formats for data presentation, and ethical considerations associated with data presentation. A scenario developed around an expert witness case will guide the discussion.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Professional Development
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Ethics

Speaker Information:
Myra Peak, CPSS
President
Peak Environmental Management, Inc.

Myra L. Peak is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. She has been an environmental, health, and safety consultant since 1989. About half of her work is training, and the other half includes a variety of field work including environmental permits and field sampling.  Ms. Peak also owns and operates farms in west central Illinois.

Emildy Clark, CPSS
Soil Scientist
Golder and Associates

Ms. Clark is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist with more than ten years of consulting experience. She specializes in reclamation of disturbed lands.  Her expertise includes disturbed land reclamation planning and permitting, soil chemical and physical characterization, vadose zone monitoring and modelling, soil-water-plant interactions, salt-affected soils and arid land management, soil erosion and conservation issues, watershed management and vegetation monitoring.  

Clay Robinson, CPSS, AG
Education Manager
American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America

Clay earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy, and a PhD in Soil Management from Iowa State University. He has been a Certified Professional Soil Scientist since 1999. He maintains his Professional Geoscientist license from the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists. As a former professor, he taught soil science and agronomy courses at two universities from 1992 to 2011. Before becoming the ASA/SSSA Education Manager, he worked for an environmental consulting firm for three years, preparing reports for various audiences and serving as an expert witness on several occasions.

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Professional Development   1.0
Ethics   1.0

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Ethics in Advising

Professionals encounter ethical dilemmas on occasion and may wonder how best to handle them. The webinar discusses the reasons for the ethics standards, how complaints are handled and why along with what to do or not to do based on actual situations. The speaker shares real world examples based on his many years of working with clients and fellow professionals in agronomy and soil science. CPSS and CPSC certificants will receive the 1.0 CEU in Ethics.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Professional Development
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Ethics

Speaker Information:
Matthew Duncan
Soil Scientist/Agronomist
Crop Production Services, Inc.

Matt is a certified professional agronomist and soil scientist with 16 years of professional experience.  Matt has worked in various sectors of the agricultural and environmental industries including ag-retail, seed and independent consulting.  Professional positions Matt has held include: research and education agronomist, technical service agronomist, principal soil scientist/agronomist and Agronomy Manger.  He has a B.S. in Soil Science from the Department of Agronomy from the University of Illinois and a M.S. in Soil Classification and Morphology from Purdue University.  

Matt began his career with CPS in 1998 as a Research and Technology Manager when he started and operated an agricultural research and education center (REC) for the company.  While at CPS Matt also assisted in crop scout training, field investigations for crop complaints, and precision agriculture services.  

Golden Harvest then hired Matt as a Technical Service Agronomist (TSA) where he provided agronomic, training, sales and marketing services to two sales districts covering 13 counties in Western Illinois.  

Matt left Golden Harvest for a career in the private consulting sector with Key Agricultural services (Key-Ag).  The primary focus of Matt’s efforts at Key-Ag was in the areas of agricultural/rangeland reclamation, precision agriculture, marketing and business development.  
Most recently Matt rejoined the CPS team in their seed division as the Agronomy Services Manager.  In this role Matt is responsible for building and implementing training programs, managing the seed agronomists and he supplies technical consultation to company management in areas such as precision-ag and soil science.  

Matt has had great success in building and maintaining relationships with farmers and ranchers and is well versed in supporting, educating and training people from a wide range of backgrounds and professions on agronomic, crop production and soil related issues.

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Professional Development   1.0
Ethics   1.0

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Ethics in Today's World

The code of ethics is one of the four pillars to becoming certified.  It separates certified professionals from non-certified and defines acceptable behavior for the profession.  Does it impact your daily work or should it?  What happens when someone violates it?  There is a process that the certification program uses for handling complaints.  This along with real world situations will be discussed.  CPSS and CPSC certificants will receive the 1.0 CEU in Ethics.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Professional Development
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Ethics

Speaker Information:
Luther Smith
Director of Professional Development and Business Relations
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Luther Smith, CAE, is the Director of Professional Development and Business Relations for the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).  Mr. Smith’s background includes experiences in on farm production and management, sales and marketing management, extension education and association management.  He is a Certified Association Executive.  He earned an MBA from York College of Pennsylvania and Bachelor of Science Degree from Iowa State University in Farm Operation.  He is also co-owner and principle operator of Blue Sky Bison, LLC where they naturally raise American Bison for meat.  He is married with three daughters and lives near Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

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Professional Development   1.0
Ethics   1.0

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Ethics Seminar

Crop Advisors and Agronomists often are asked to perform a wide range of tasks throughout each season.  The life of many crop advisors and agronomists is fast-paced, has long hours, and can tend to be a little over-whelming at times.  Between the demands of farmers, ranchers, staff, marketing, research, field work and billing it is sometimes difficult to have time to consider more than just what needs to get done next.  With this demanding of a schedule, one might ask where to fit in thinking about ethics and appropriate conduct.  Those of you that are certified signed a Code of Ethics when you became certified.  Have you looked at the Code of Ethics since?  Do you remember what it says?  Do you follow it? Are you sure?  At times ethics can become a gray area in our professional lives.  A review of professional ethics is useful from time to time to remind the agronomic professional of the need to be cognizant of the Code of Ethics as well as the ramifications should that code be violated.  This talk will review the content and purpose of the Code of Ethics and ask for your input on what the most ethics response is in various professional and agronomic situations.  CPSS and CPSC certificants will receive the 1.0 CEU in Ethics.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Professional Development
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 CEU Ethics

Speaker Information:
Matthew Duncan
Crop Production Services, Inc.

$19.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$39.00 Non-members

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Ethics   1.0

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Ethics: Or, That Little Grey Area You Need To Pay Attention To...

Reviewed the general contents common to a variety of ethics codes and provided examples when situations dictate that a professional needs to be cognizant of the Code of Ethics and the ramifications should that code be violated. CPSS and CPSC certificants will receive the 1.0 CEU in Ethics.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Professional Development
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Ethics

Speaker:
Dawn Gibas (previously Ferris)
Assessment Specialist
American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Dr. Gibas is the Assessment Specialist with the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America.  She works with the credentialing exam programs for both agronomy and soils.  Dr. Dawn Gibas originally joined the SSSA staff in July 2010 as the Soil Science Program Coordinator.  Prior to joining the SSSA staff Dr. Gibas was faculty at The Ohio State University in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) with a graduate faculty appointment in both the soil science and environmental science programs.  She still maintains an adjunct faculty position within SENR.  Prior to her position at OSU, Dr. Gibas spent the majority of her career in environmental consulting and, for a shorter time, in county government. During her career she has, among other things, owned her own consulting business, managed the Minnesota office of Tetra Tech, and traveled across the U.S. as part of her work. She has a B.S. in soil science from the University of Wisconsin, a M.S. in soil physics and a PhD in forest hydrology from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gibas is both a licensed and certified soil scientist and has been involved with the Council of Soil Science Examiners since its inception and was the chair for several years.  She also held a Governor appointed position as the Soil Science Board Member on the MN Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design.  

Briefly, some of the primary objectives of Dr. Gibas’s position with ASA/SSSA include overseeing the soil science licensing (including legislative issues) and CCA/CPAg and CPSS certification programs, facilitating continuing education for soil scientists and agronomists, and to overall help to grow the professions by working with and facilitating communication between the private sector, government and academia.

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Professional Development   1.0
Ethics   1.0

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Evapotranspiration – Mysteries Revealed Webinar Series

Evapotranspiration is used in the water balance method of irrigation scheduling. But for many, ET numbers just spring out of a black box. This webinar series will examine the primary methods used to estimate evapotranspiration, and how those values are used to predict crop water use, and how crop ET can be used with the water balance equation for irrigation scheduling.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Soil and Water Management CEU per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting CEU per webinar

Included webinars in this series package are:
Evapotranspiration: From Daily Weather Data to Reference ET
Crop Coefficients:   From the Reference ET to Daily Crop Water Use Estimates

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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Evapotranspiration - From Daily Weather Data to Reference ET

There are many soil sampling strategies commonly used by field agronomists, including composite sampling, grid sampling, and directed sampling, among others. This webinar will address these questions.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker:
Clay Robinson, PhD
Education Manager
American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America

Clay Robinson earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy, and a PhD in Soil Management from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and former professor who taught soil science and agronomy courses, including courses on irrigation, at two universities from 1992 to 2011, while working closely with research scientists involved in refining estimates of evapotranspiration for the purpose of irrigation scheduling.

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Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Crop Coefficients - From the Reference ET to Daily Crop Water Use Estimates

This webinar will present information about crop coefficients, and how they are calibrated to adjust reference ET to crop ET. Examples will be provided for how crop ET can be used with the water balance equation for irrigation scheduling.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker:
Clay Robinson, PhD
Education Manager
American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America

Clay Robinson earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy, and a PhD in Soil Management from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and former professor who taught soil science and agronomy courses, including courses on irrigation, at two universities from 1992 to 2011, while working closely with research scientists involved in refining estimates of evapotranspiration for the purpose of irrigation scheduling.

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Soil & Water Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Faba Bean Production in the Northern Great Plains

Faba bean is a long-maturing (115–125 days), cool-season pulse that performs best under moist growing conditions. It is the highest nitrogen-fixing member of all annual grain legume crops worldwide. This article discusses adaptability; field selection; seeding; fertility; weed, disease, and insect control; harvest management; and markets for the crop.

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Crop Management   1.0

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Facts About Gypsum

American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by GYPSOIL brand gypsum.  For more information about the use of gypsum to improve agricultural soils, visit gypsoil.com.

The NRCS practice standards for amending soils with gypsum were updated in April 2015. This webinar will acquaint the CCA with these standards, and how they are applied in humid-region, non-sodic soils. Researchers will discuss the latest research addressing results of gypsum applications as they pertain to the NRCS standards. These standards include:

  • Improve soil health by improving physical/chemical properties and increasing infiltration of the soil.
  • Improve surface water quality by reducing dissolved phosphorus concentrations in surface runoff and subsurface drainage.
  • Improve soil health by ameliorating subsoil aluminum toxicity.
  • Improve water quality by reducing the potential for pathogens and other contaminants transport from areas of manure and biosolids application.


CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Warren A. Dick
Professor
The Ohio State University

Warren Dick grew up on a diversified farm in North Dakota. He graduated from Wheaton College (BS) and Iowa State University (MS and PhD). Warren is a professor of soil and environmental science. He studies enzymatic and biological nutrient cycling in soil under various management systems. Recent research has focused on the use of gypsum for improving soil and water quality. Warren has mentored more than 35 graduate students, 12 undergraduate interns, 8 postdocs and 27 visiting scholars. He has published 31 papers that have been cited more than 100 times. He is active professionally and has served as Editor-in-Chief of both the Soil Science Society of America and the American Society of Agronomy.

Dr. H. Allen Torbert
Soil Scientist
USDA-ARS

Dr. H. Allen Torbert is a Soil Scientist and the Research Leader (Location Coordinator) for the USDA-ARS National Soil Dynamics Laboratory in Auburn, AL, where he manages human and physical resources as well as research activities.  He earned his B.S. (1983) and M.S. (1985) degrees from Auburn University’s Agronomy and Soils Department and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois in the Agronomy and Soils Department (1989).  After a Post Doctorate in Auburn, Dr. Torbert served as a Soil Scientist at the USDA-ARS Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory in Temple, TX.  In 2001, Dr. Torbert returned to Auburn as a Soil Scientist and was appointed Research Leader in 2005 for the National Soil Dynamics Laboratory.  Dr. Torbert’s program focuses mainly on soil fertilizer practices to develop cropping systems that optimally integrate animal manure into sustainable agriculture while safeguarding environmental integrity.  This includes developing knowledge regarding the relationship of agriculture to global environmental change.  He has authored or co-authored 252 publications; including 152 refereed journal articles, 16 book chapters, 84 publications in proceedings of national and international meetings, and has 1 patent (2 pending).  He has received 41 Competitive Grants, totaling $9,187,000.  Dr. Torbert currently serves on the editorial board of Pedosphere, and European Agrophysical Journal, and the Journal of Soil and tillage Research.  He is active in the International Soil Tillage Research Organization.  Dr. Torbert also is an affiliate faculty member at Texas A&M University and Auburn University and has served on several graduate student committees in the Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Department, Horticulture Department, and the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University.

Industry Expert:
Ronald Chamberlain
Agronomist and Founder
GYPSOIL

GYPSOIL chief agronomist and founder Ron Chamberlain first saw the improvement in soil structure that gypsum brought to his clients’ farms in the early 2000s. He observed that soils became softer and more friable, yet they resisted compaction, crusting and ponding. Over time, clients reported crop performance had improved because of the healthier, more productive soils. Chamberlain established a gypsum business in 2002 and sought permits to sell gypsum for agricultural purposes in Indiana, establishing the GYPSOIL brand in 2006. In June 2009, Chicago-based Beneficial Reuse Management (BRM) acquired GYPSOIL and Ron became Director of Gypsum Programs for BRM.  He continues to serve as the lead agronomist for GYPSOIL and travels throughout the Midwest, Southeast and Mid-South to assist employees and customers who are incorporating GYPSOIL into their management program. Ron has worked in agriculture in the US and abroad for over 40 years.

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Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Fertilizing for High-Yield Cotton

This presentation will help consultants, county agents, growers, and other practitioners in the Southeastern U.S. cotton states to understand more about the role of soil fertility, pH and fertilizers in producing high-yield cotton. Some of the soil fertility concepts discussed will apply to all cotton growing regions in US but the emphasis will be on managing soil fertility on Coastal Plain soils. Specifically in this presentation, practitioners will learn: important characteristics of Coastal Plain soils, which nutrients are essential in producing high-yield cotton, how N-P-K fertilizer recommendations are adjusted for yield goals, which essential nutrients are mobile in soil, the importance of pH and how it affects soil nutrient availability, the difference between calcitic and dolomitic lime and why overliming may cause problems, the importance of potassium nutrition and foliar feeding cotton and finally the potential for using “unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for increasing yield potential. By the end of this presentation, the practitioner should have a good understanding of the basic fertilizer strategy for producing high-yield cotton as well as specifics about some of the key fertility issues that van prevent reaching high yield goals.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Glen Harris
Professor of Agronomy, Department of Crop & Soil Sciences
University of Georgia

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Nutrient Management   0.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   0.5

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Field and Stream: Keeping Soil in One and Out of the Other

Addresses water erosion control BMPs the CCA can recommend for in-season control, and for the long-term, including planting, residue management, cultivation, contouring, waterways, berms and diversions, and edge-of-field and riparian vegetative buffers.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 CEU Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 CEU Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. Clay Robinson, PhD, CPSS, Education Manager
American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America

Clay Robinson earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy, and a PhD in Soils from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and former professor who taught soil science and agronomy courses at two universities from 1992 to 2011. He worked for an environmental consulting firm before becoming the Agronomy and Soil Science Education Manager for the American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America in early 2014. He is now responsible for developing and coordinating continuing education materials for the certification programs. Clay often talked to producer groups about soil and water conservation, irrigation management, and nitrogen and phosphorus management in dryland and irrigated production systems. He also provided an introduction to soils for urban gardeners every year, and talked with more than 20,000 middle school children about the importance of soil and taking care of it so they would not be hungry, naked, homeless, and breathless.

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Soil & Water Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Fieldprint Calculator: A Tool to Evaluatethe Effects of Management on Physical Sustainability

The purpose of this article is to explain why first hollow stem (FHS) is the best time to remove cattle from wheat pasture, provide details on how to identify FHS, and discuss some of the environmental and physiological factors that determine when FHS occurs.

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Soil & Water Management   0.5

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First Hollow Stem: A Critical Wheat Growth Stage for Dual-Purpose Producers

The purpose of this article is to explain why first hollow stem (FHS) is the best time to remove cattle from wheat pasture, provide details on how to identify FHS, and discuss some of the environmental and physiological factors that determine when FHS occurs.

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Crop Management   0.5

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Forage Yield and Quality, Water Use, and Weeds of Selected Winter Cereals

2015 - September - Crops & Soils - Fall-seeded cereals harvested as forage may be suitable rotation crops in the spring grain region of the northern Great Plains. A three-year field study was conducted to determine the biomass, forage quality, weed community, and water use dynamics of cereals grown for forage with or without post-emergence broadleaf weed control.

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Crop Management   1.5

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From Field to Print: Malting Barley in the Eastern U.S.

As craft breweries in the U.S. look for ways to stand out among the crowd, some are trying to “go local.” However, finding key ingredients, like malted barley, is not easy for those located east of the Mississippi River. Some farmers and entrepreneurs are trying to fill this niche, experimenting with malting barley varieties from Europe and establishing local malthouses to process the grain for brewing. This article highlights the ongoing research and challenges of producing local craft brews, from farm to pint.

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Crop Management   0.5

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Fundamentals in Applied Agronomy

Fundamentals in Applied Agronomy is an introductory crops and soils course designed for the practitioner hoping to build their knowledge and skills in the topics that are most needed for a Certified Crop Adviser. Upon completion the learner should have a fundamental knowledge of soil and water, nutrient management, pest management, and crop management. Topics include basic soil physical and biological characteristics, resource conservation, irrigation, drainage, water quality, soil and tissue analysis and interpretation, fertilizers and other nutrient sources, soil pH and liming, pest identification, sampling, and control, cropping systems, planting practices, crop growth and development, harvest, storage, and managing production risk, among many others.

The course is taught using distance education technology, but a variety of practical examples and case situations will be woven into content delivery to maximize understanding and its application in the field. Whether you are personally involved in production agriculture, advising farmers as an agricultural retailer or consultant, a representative for an agricultural business or government agency, or just looking to build your expertise, this course will cover topics that should be of direct interest to you. While this course is not designed to teach a student how to take the Certified Crop Adviser exams or to cover all the topics included in local or International performance objectives, it will complement an individual’s preparation in becoming a Certified Crop Adviser or Certified Professional Agronomist.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 6.0 Nutrient Management, 6.0 Soil and Water Management, 6.0 Integrated Pest Management, 6.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 24.0 Professional Meetings

$575.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$699.00 Non-members

You have 90 days to complete this course after purchase.

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Each module listed below may also be purchased individually by clicking on the title below.   The full course purchase provides a discount.

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Nutrient Management   6.0
Soil & Water Management   6.0
Integrated Pest Management   6.0
Crop Management   6.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   24.0

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Fundamentals in Applied Agronomy - Soil and Water Management

Fundamentals in Applied Agronomy—Soil & Water Management is an introductory crops and soils course designed for the practitioner hoping to build their knowledge and skills in the topics that are most needed for a Certified Crop Adviser.  Topics include basic soil physical, chemical, and biological characteristics, resource conservation, water and solute movement, irrigation, drainage, and water quality, among many others.  The course is taught using distance education technology, but a variety of practical examples and case situations will be woven into content delivery to maximize understanding and its application in the field. Whether you are personally involved in production agriculture, advising farmers as an agricultural retailer or consultant, a representative for an agricultural business or government agency, or just looking to build your expertise, this course will cover topics that should be of direct interest to you.  While this course is not designed to teach a student how to take the Certified Crop Adviser exams or to cover all the topics included in local or International performance objectives, it will complement an individual’s preparation in becoming a Certified Crop Adviser or Certified Professional Agronomist.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 6.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 6.0 Professional Meetings

$165.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$199.00 Non-members

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Soil & Water Management   6.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   6.0

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Soil and Water Management Lesson 1

Lesson 1

  • Basic Concepts of Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility
  • The Nitrogen Cycle
  • Soil pH

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Soil and Water Management Lesson 2

Lesson 2

  • Site Characterization
  • Soil Conservation
  • Residue Management

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Soil and Water Management Lesson 3

Lesson 3

  • Water and Solute Movement
  • Soil/Plant Water Relations
  • Irrigation and Drainage

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Fundamentals in Applied Agronomy - Crop Management

Fundamentals in Applied Agronomy—Crop Management is an introductory crops and soils course designed for the practitioner hoping to build their knowledge and skills in the topics that are most needed for a Certified Crop Adviser. Topics include an overview of major world and U.S. crops, cropping systems, seed quality considerations, hybrid and variety selection, planting practices, crop growth, development, and diagnostics, precision farming, harvest, storage, and managing production risk, among many others.  The course is taught using distance education technology, but a variety of practical examples and case situations will be woven into content delivery to maximize understanding and its application in the field. Whether you are personally involved in production agriculture, advising farmers as an agricultural retailer or consultant, a representative for an agricultural business or government agency, or just looking to build your expertise, this course will cover topics that should be of direct interest to you.  While this course is not designed to teach a student how to take the Certified Crop Adviser exams or to cover all the topics included in local or International performance objectives, it will complement an individual’s preparation in becoming a Certified Crop Adviser or Certified Professional Agronomist.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: CropManagement
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 6.0 Professional Meetings

$165.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$199.00 Non-members

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Crop Management   6.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   6.0

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Crop Management Lesson 1

Lesson 1

  • Cropping Systems
  • Tillage
  • Hybrid and Variety Selection

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Crop Management Lesson 2

Lesson 2

  • Seed Quality
  • Planting Practices
  • Crop Growth, Development, and Diagnostics

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Crop Management Lesson 3

Lesson 3

  • Harvest and Storage
  • Managing Production Risk
  • Precision Farming

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Fundamentals in Applied Agronomy - Nutrient Management

Fundamentals in Applied Agronomy—Nutrient Management is an introductory crops and soils course designed for the practitioner hoping to build their knowledge and skills in the topics that are most needed for a Certified Crop Adviser. Topics include the basic concepts of soil fertility and plant nutrition, the nitrogen cycle, soil and tissue analysis and interpretation, fertilizers, manures, and other nutrient sources, fertilizer additives, calculations, soil pH, liming, and soil amendments, among many others.  The course is taught using distance education technology, but a variety of practical examples and case situations will be woven into content delivery to maximize understanding and its application in the field. Whether you are personally involved in production agriculture, advising farmers as an agricultural retailer or consultant, a representative for an agricultural business or government agency, or just looking to build your expertise, this course will cover topics that should be of direct interest to you.  While this course is not designed to teach a student how to take the Certified Crop Adviser exams or to cover all the topics included in local or International performance objectives, it will complement an individual’s preparation in becoming a Certified Crop Adviser or Certified Professional Agronomist.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 6.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 6.0 Professional Meetings

$165.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$199.00 Non-members

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Nutrient Management   6.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   6.0

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Nutrient Management Lesson 1

Lesson 1

  • Basic Concepts of Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility
  • The Nitrogen Cycle
  • Soil pH

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Nutrient Management Lesson 2

Lesson 2

  • Liming and Soil Amendments
  • Fertilizers, Manure, & Other Nutrient Sources
  • Fertilizer Additives

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Nutrient Management Lesson 3

Lesson 3

  • Soil and Tissue Analysis
  • Fertilizer Calculations
  • Nutrient Application

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Fundamentals in Applied Agronomy - Pest Management

Fundamentals in Applied Agronomy—Pest Management is an introductory crops and soils course designed for the practitioner hoping to build their knowledge and skills in the topics that are most needed for a Certified Crop Adviser. Topics include identification of weeds, insects, and diseases, sampling and decision-making guidelines, pest management strategies, resistance management, pesticide modes of action, pesticide application and safety.  The course is taught using distance education technology, but a variety of practical examples and case situations will be woven into content delivery to maximize understanding and its application in the field. Whether you are personally involved in production agriculture, advising farmers as an agricultural retailer or consultant, a representative for an agricultural business or government agency, or just looking to build your expertise, this course will cover topics that should be of direct interest to you.  While this course is not designed to teach a student how to take the Certified Crop Adviser exams or to cover all the topics included in local or International performance objectives, it will complement an individual’s preparation in becoming a Certified Crop Adviser or Certified Professional Agronomist.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 6.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 6.0 Professional Meetings

$165.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$199.00 Non-members

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Integrated Pest Management   6.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   6.0

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Pest Management Lesson 1

Lesson 1

  • Principles of Integrated Pest Management
  • Identification of Insects, Weeds & Diseases

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Pest Management Lesson 2

Lesson 2

  • Pest  Sampling and Monitoring
  • Decision-Making Guidelines
  • Pesticide Modes of Action

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Pest Management Lesson 3

Lesson 3

  • Pest Management Strategies
  • Resistance Management
  • Pesticide Application and Safety

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Fundamentals in Soil Science

The Soil Science Fundamentals Review Course is designed to provide an overview of the fundamental concepts in soil science: Genesis, Classification and Morphology, Physics, Chemistry, Fertility, Biology, and Land Use.  Each of the six sections will be taught for a two week period.  Instructors will use the Fundamentals Performance Objectives (POs) as a guide for discussing topics within each section, but will not go through each objective individually.  However, students are encouraged to ask questions regarding specific POs if needed.

The objective of the course is to provide the student with a formalized way to build their fundamental knowledge and skills within the different areas of soil science to enhance their professional skills and/or to prepare to take the Fundamentals of Soil Science Exam.

This course is taught via distance learning, but instructors will supplement lecture material with additional readings and practical examples to illustrate the concepts and provide practical examples of how the concepts are used in practice.  This course is not designed to teach a student how to take the Fundamentals Exam, but instead is designed to complement the students existing knowledge of soil science and help the student understand the principles behind the POs.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 8.0 Nutrient Management, 16.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 24.0 Professional Meetings

$575.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$699.00 Non-members

You have 90 days to complete this course after purchase.

To view the course syllabus, click here.

Each module listed below may also be purchased individually by clicking on the title below.   The full course purchase provides a discount.
 

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Nutrient Management   8.0
Soil & Water Management   16.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   24.0

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Fundamentals of Soil Genesis, Classification and Morphology

Soils are an integral part of ecological and agricultural systems.  Soils occur as a continuum across the landscape and their properties change in a predictable fashion both across the landscape and with depth.  An understanding of soil morphology and the spatial distribution of soil properties is critical in the land-use decision making process.  This two week course will cover topics such as soil morphology, soil forming factors, soil genesis, soil classification, soil mapping, and soil geomorphology.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 4.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 4.0 Professional Meetings

$110.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$139.00 Non-members

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Soil & Water Management   4.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   4.0

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Fundamentals of Soil Genesis, Classification and Morphology Lesson 1

Soil Morphology
Soil Forming Factors
Soil Genesis

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Fundamentals of Soil Genesis, Classification and Morphology Lesson 2

Soil Classification
Soil Mapping
Geomorphology

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Fundamentals in Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

The chemistry of a soil is a reflection of the type of parent material that the soil formed in and as such can be distinguished on a basis of mineralogical structure and the inherent chemical characteristics and their reactions/interactions within the soil environment.  Basic concepts of the soil chemical environment will be reviewed such as bonding strength, cation exchange capacity, oxidation/reduction and pH.  Implications for management of soil chemistry will also be covered including laboratory and field techniques, fate and transport of chemicals in soils, as well as the issues associated with saline, sodic and saline-sodic soils.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 4.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 4.0 Professional Meetings

$110.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$139.00 Non-members

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CEUs

Soil & Water Management   4.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   4.0

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Fundamentals in Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy Lesson 1

Basic Concepts
Solid Phase and Weathering
Ion Exchange

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Fundamentals in Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy Lesson 2

Acidity
Oxidation-Reducation
Salt Affected Soils

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Fundamentals in Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management

 Soil fertility is important in considering the role that the soil plays with regard to the availability of nutrients to plants.  Availability of nutrients under different scenarios will be discussed as well as managing the availability of those nutrients in considering acidifying and liming soils, nutrient sources and fertilizers.  Appropriate sampling techniques will be reviewed along with providing an understanding of soil and plant analysis and how to best interpret the results.  Nutrient management programs are an important consideration for managers and will also be reviewed with respect to environmental concerns, effectiveness and availability of under different management techniques.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 4.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 4.0 Professional Meetings

$110.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$139.00 Non-members

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CEUs

Nutrient Management   4.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   4.0

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Fundamentals in Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Lesson 1

Basic Concepts
Plant Nutrients and Availability in Soil
pH; Acidifying and Liming of Soils
 

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Fundamentals in Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Lesson 2

Sampling
Analyses and Interpretations
Nutrient Management

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Fundamentals in Soil Biology and Ecology

Soil is a living body. As such, the living constituents of soil will be introduced including what groups of soil organisms are present (from microorganisms to macrofauna), interesting characteristics, numbers and biomass (prevalence), what they do (functional importance), and where they are (influence of the complex soil matrix). The influence of abiotic conditions on organisms and organisms' impact on their surroundings will be discussed. As nutrient cycles are driven by biochemical activities, biogeochemical cycles will be an important topic. Decomposition of organic substrates and the synthesis of and properties impacted by soil organic matter are important topics in this section. We will finish with brief coverage of practical functional applications driven by soil biology and ecology such as composting, degradation and remediation of pollutants, and water treatment.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 4.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 4.0 Professional Meetings

$110.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$139.00 Non-members

 

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CEUs

Nutrient Management   4.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   4.0

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Fundamentals in Soil Biology and Ecology Lesson 1

Basic Concepts
Cycles
Soil Ecology

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Fundamentals in Soil Biology and Ecology Lesson 2

Biological and Biochemical Activities
SOM
Applications

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Influences and Management of Soil Physical Properties

Soil physical properties are closely related to how water, heat, and air move through the soil profile.  This course will cover basic physical properties of soil with an emphasis on how these properties influence soil-water relationships, temperature, and aeration.  Considerations related to management will be discussed along with how these properties are influence our ability to work with the soil-plant-atmosphere system under differing conditions.  Engineering properties will also be discussed.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 4.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 4.0 Professional Meetings

$110.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$139.00 Non-members

You have 30 days to complete this course after purchase.

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CEUs

Soil & Water Management   4.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   4.0

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Influences and Management of Soil Physical Properties Lesson 1

Basic Concepts
Physical Properties
Soil-Water Relationships

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Influences and Management of Soil Physical Properties Lesson 2

Soil Water Relationships continued
Water Movement
Soil Aeration
Temperature
Engineering Properties
 

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Fundamentals in Soil and Land Use Management

The ability to use our soil resources in any capacity depends greatly on our understanding of how the soil environment interacts and reacts to both natural and anthropogenic influences.  This two week course will focus on various aspects of soil and water management that affects our ability to maintain a healthy environment while still relying on the soil for production of food and fiber, water quality, and overall management of land resources.  Topics will include consideration of erosion and sedimentation, soil quality, wetlands, policy and regulations, and discussion of soil resources associated with land uses such as urban, forest, pasture, and agriculture.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 4.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 4.0 Professional Meetings

$110.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$139.00 Non-members

You have 30 days to complete this course after purchase.

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CEUs

Soil & Water Management   4.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   4.0

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Fundamentals in Soil and Land Use Management Lesson 1

Erosion/Sedimentation
Water Quality
Wetlands/Hydric Soils
Regulatory/Resource Agencies

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Fundamentals in Soil and Land Use Management Lesson 2

Soil Quality
Management

  • Urban Soils
  • Forest Soils
  • Ag Soils

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Fungicide Resistance in the Frogeye Leaf Spot of Soybean Pathogen: A Case Example

Frogeye leaf spot, caused by Cercospora sojina, is one of the most important foliar diseases of soybean in the U.S.  Historically, management of frogeye leaf spot was relatively easy with the application of foliar fungicides that contained active ingredients from the strobilurin class of fungicides.  Unfortunately in 2010, strains of C. sojina with high levels of resistance to strobilurin fungicides were observed for the first time in the U.S., and strobilurin fungicide-resistant strains of C. sojina can now be found in several states across the U.S.  In light of these strobilurin fungicide-resistant strains being present across the U.S., management of frogeye leaf spot has become more difficult, but is still achievable.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Carl A. Bradley, University of Kentucky

$15.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$25.00 Non-members

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CEUs

Integrated Pest Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Giant Ragweed Distribution, Herbicide Resistance, and Management in the Corn Belt

Giant ragweed is a troublesome weed of increasing importance in the U.S. Corn Belt. This survey of CCAs investigated the association of giant ragweed spread with its historical distribution, local habitat factors, and crop production practices.

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CEUs

Integrated Pest Management   0.5

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GMOs - People Are Asking, What Do You Tell Them? Webinar Series

This new monthly series will help CCAs understand the basic science behind GMOs and how the process differs from traditional plant breeding techniques. This series seeks to inform people to help them distinguish between science and pseudo-science, and to address some of the claims and pressures surrounding GMOs in the field and on the table, and to provide a framework from which individuals can make rational decisions and choices when it comes to using GMO products.

Webinar Series Objectives
Technical:
Acquaint the participant with:

  • the techniques used in conventional plant breeding, and how conventional plant breeding also is used with developing GM crops
  • the time (number of generations) required from making the first cross to offering an improved line on the market
  • the effect of GM on the number of generations required to prepare an improved line for the market
  • the GM techniques used to develop transgenic and cisgenic crops
  • the traits researchers are introducing and developing with GM
  • the best management practices to implement when growing GM crops

Social:
Acquaint the participant with:

  • consumer beliefs about GM products and their use
  • consumer concerns about GM products in the environment
  • consumer concerns about GM products in feed and food
  • GM regulatory and approval process
  • which GM information consumers consider credible
  • issues surrounding voluntary and mandatory GM product labeling
  • potential effects of consumer buying habits on production practices and related advice

CEUs: CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting per webinar

$158.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$252.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
What Makes GMOs Different? Why the Fuss?
GMOs and Consumer Food Choices, Brandon McFadden
Traditional Plant Breeding Methods, Clay Robinson
The Technology of GM Crops, Karl Haro von Mogel
GE Traits Available in the USA, Anastasia Bodnar
Mandatory or Voluntary Labeling, Jayson Lusk, Patrick Cournoyer
Missed Opportunities in Genetic Engineering, Kevin Folta
Communicating Concepts in Genetic Engineering, Kevin Folta

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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What Makes GMOs Different? Why the Fuss?

This webinar introduces a new American Society of Agronomy series that focuses on GMOs, Genetically Modified Organisms. In some commodity crops in the USA, more than 80% of the production has at least one GMO trait.

  • Consumers are concerned about the potential risks associated with using and/or eating GMO products.
  • Is there a way to find a rational path between actual risks and wholesale fear mongering?
  • Do we even need GMO plants? What is the purpose?
  • When a friend, family member, coworker, or customer asks you, what do you tell them?
  • Will consumer attitudes and choices affect the farmer, crop advisor, or farm product supplies company?

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

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Dr. Clay Robinson, PhD, CPSS, Education Manager
American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America

Clay Robinson earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy, and a PhD in Soils from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and former professor who taught soil science and agronomy courses at two universities from 1992 to 2011. He worked for an environmental consulting firm before becoming the Agronomy and Soil Science Education Manager for the American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America in early 2014. He is now responsible for developing and coordinating continuing education materials for the certification programs. Clay often talked to producer groups about soil and water conservation, irrigation management, and nitrogen and phosphorus management in dryland and irrigated production systems. He also provided an introduction to soils for urban gardeners every year, and talked with more than 20,000 middle school children about the importance of soil and taking care of it so they would not be hungry, naked, homeless, and breathless.

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GMOs and Consumer Food Choices; Traditional Plant Breeding Methods

This webinar will present both technical and social impact components.

The technical portion: Clay will present the process used in conventional plant breeding so it can be contrasted with the process of genetically engineering traits as presented in the next webinar.

The social component: Brandon will discuss food choice and attempt to provide a better understanding of consumers’ concerns about genetically engineered foods and pesticides.  He will also briefly discuss the effect of information on those concerns.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Clay Robinson, PhD, CPSS, Education Manager
American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America

Clay Robinson earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy, and a PhD in Soils from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and former professor who taught soil science and agronomy courses at two universities from 1992 to 2011. He worked for an environmental consulting firm before becoming the Agronomy and Soil Science Education Manager for the American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America in early 2014. He is now responsible for developing and coordinating continuing education materials for the certification programs. Clay often talked to producer groups about soil and water conservation, irrigation management, and nitrogen and phosphorus management in dryland and irrigated production systems. He also provided an introduction to soils for urban gardeners every year, and talked with more than 20,000 middle school children about the importance of soil and taking care of it so they would not be hungry, naked, homeless, and breathless.

Brandon McFadden, PhD, Assistant Professor of Food and Resource Economics
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida

Brandon R. McFadden is an assistant professor in the Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Florida.  His research focuses on consumer concerns about contemporary agriculture production, and the effect of information on those concerns.
Clay Robinson earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy. He began his career working as a plant breeder’s assistant with ARCO Seed Company. He was responsible for assisting with all aspects of the breeding and selection process for triticale, and data processing and comparisons for early-generation yield trials. He also worked with a line of cytoplasmic male sterile rye intended for use in hybrid rye production. After that, he completed a PhD in Soils from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and former professor who taught soil science and agronomy courses at two universities from 1992 to 2011.

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The Technology of GM Crops

This webinar will cover the basic techniques and terminology involved in the genetic improvement of plants, from traditional breeding to genetic engineering and genome editing. You will learn about how the history of crop domestication relates to plant breeding today, and some of the biotechnological tools that are being used to further improve our crops. Real-world examples will be used that illustrate the scientific, social, and practical similarities and differences between these different techniques.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

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Karl Haro von Mogel
Director of Science & Media
Biology Fortified, Inc.

Karl Haro von Mogel is the Science & Media Director at Biology Fortified, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and engaging the public on important topics in plant genetics and agriculture. Karl earned his Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics with a minor in Life Science Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying the genetics of sweet corn, and just completed his first Post-Doc with the USDA where he improved our understanding of the cucumber genome. He is passionate about helping people to understand how crops have changed and the importance of these changes in the future. He also keeps bees and makes awesome shirts.

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GE Traits Available in the USA

This webinar discusses the genetically engineered traits that are currently available on the market in the United States, including market saturation of these traits. There will be an overview the primary traits on the market, Bt and Roundup Ready, as well as discussion of non-browning apples and potatoes.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

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Anastasia Bodnar
Director of Policy
Biology Fortified, Inc

Since 2007, Dr. Anastasia Bodnar has been a science communicator with a focus on biotechnology. She is the Policy Director for Biology Fortified, Inc., an independent non-profit devoted to providing science-based information about biotechnology and other topics in agriculture. Her PhD in plant genetics with a minor in sustainable agriculture is from Iowa State University, and her BS in biology is from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to college, she served in the US Army, leading teams in public health and environmental safety inspections and integrated pest management.

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Mandatory or Voluntary Labeling, GE Regulation and Food Safety

Dr. Lusk will present the issues surrounding mandatory labeling such as required in three states and recently was narrowly defeated in statewide ballots in three more. It also will discuss issues associated with voluntary labeling programs such as that offered by the non-GMO project label, the recent USDA certification, and the certified organic label, and the forces driving the labeling movement.  Dr. Cournoyer will describe how the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate different aspects of genetically engineered crops. It will then explain the foundation of how FDA regulates the safety of the U.S. food supply, and how the agency addresses food safety questions raised by genetically engineered crops.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

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Dr. Jayson Lusk, PhD
Regents Professor and Endowed Chair of Agricultural Economics
Oklahoma State University

Dr. Lusk is the Regents Professor and Willard Sparks Endowed Chair in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University and also serves as the Samuel Roberts Noble Distinguished Fellow at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. He has a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University, and has held faculty positions at Mississippi State and Purdue Universities, and spent a year in Paris, France as a visiting researcher. He is much in demand as a speaker on several of his research topics, including consumer preferences for genetically modified foods.

Patrick Cournoyer, PhD
Consumer Safety Officer
Office of Food Additive Safety
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Patrick Cournoyer is a Consumer Safety Officer in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Food Additive Safety. He helps administer FDA’s plant biotechnology consultation program, which works with plant biotechnology developers to help them ensure food from new, genetically engineered plant varieties will be safe prior to marketing. Patrick received his PhD from Yale University in 2013, where he studied the cell biology of the plant immune system. Before graduate school, Patrick developed content for EU-funded websites in Germany to help inform European consumers about the safety and regulation of genetically engineered crops.

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Missed Opportunities in Genetic Engineering

Genetic engineering has only really affected three traits in major commercial plants, and none in animals.  At the same time, hundreds of public laboratories have developed technologies that may solve problems for farmers, the needy, the environment and the industrialized world consumer.  These new solutions are arrested because of a high cost of deregulation, a long time lag toward implementation and a negative public stigmatization.  This seminar focuses on the issue that technologies exist to solve pressing problems, yet remain arrested in development due to regulatory and social issues.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

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Kevin Folta, PhD
Professor and Chair
University of Florida
Horticultural Sciences, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Program and Plant Innovation Program

Dr. Folta is a Professor and the Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida.  His laboratory examines fundamental light signal transduction and its application as an effective non-chemical control of plant growth, metabolism, development, and nutrient content with focus on high-value crop traits. His group also uses genomics approaches to identify novel genes that control important traits (such as flavor and disease resistance) in small fruits. He actively teaches science communication to scientists and farmers, and offers science-based discussions on controversial topics with a curious and concerned public. He has been recognized with awards for research, communications, undergraduate mentoring and postdoctoral advising. BS/MS Northern Illinois University 1989/1992, Ph.D. from the Laboratory for Molecular Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1998.

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Communicating Concepts in Genetic Engineering

Discussions in the area of modern genetics can be difficult, mostly clouded by bad information.  How can farmers, physicians and scientists be more effective in this space?   There are some tried-and-true ways to connect with (and turn off!) audiences with this discussion.  A central strategy for effective engagement is presented, and provides a framework for productively discussing evidence in this area.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

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Kevin Folta, PhD
Professor and Chair
University of Florida
Horticultural Sciences, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Program and Plant Innovation Program

Dr. Folta is a Professor and the Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida.  His laboratory examines fundamental light signal transduction and its application as an effective non-chemical control of plant growth, metabolism, development, and nutrient content with focus on high-value crop traits. His group also uses genomics approaches to identify novel genes that control important traits (such as flavor and disease resistance) in small fruits. He actively teaches science communication to scientists and farmers, and offers science-based discussions on controversial topics with a curious and concerned public. He has been recognized with awards for research, communications, undergraduate mentoring and postdoctoral advising. BS/MS Northern Illinois University 1989/1992, Ph.D. from the Laboratory for Molecular Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1998.

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Groundwater Management Scenario Analysis for the High Plains Aquifer in the Southern Nebraska Panhandle

In the southern Nebraska Panhandle, a cooperative modeling effort has been developed called the Western Water Use Management Modeling between North Platte Natural Resources District (NRD), South Platte NRD, and the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources to create a robust modeling tool for water resource management decisions. The NRDs are local governmental entities responsible for regulating and managing ground water pumping over several counties. This modeling effort extends from the Wyoming-Nebraska border in the west to Ogallala, NE in the east and from Alliance, NE in the north to the Nebraska-Colorado border in the south. The primary surface water bodies within the model are the North Platte River, South Platte River, and Lodgepole Creek. The principal ground water system in the area is the High Plains Aquifer that locally consists of alluvial, Ogallala, and Arikaree aquifers. This modeling utilizes three partially integrated models that consist of a surface water operations model of the North Platte River system that provides estimated pumping, canal operations and recharge, and river operations; a regionalized soil water balance model to estimate crop consumptive use, ground water pumping, and recharge; and a ground water model to provide storage and movement of water through the alluvial and High Plains aquifers. These models are being utilized by the NRDs for day to day operations and regional to sub-regional management decisions. Recent analyses of the High Plains Aquifer have been conducted using several different pumping allocation and climate scenarios to provide future estimates of aquifer drawdown and saturated thickness. Ultimately, the results of these analyses are used to help educate and inform the public and to provide the NRD Boards with information to aid their aquifer management decisions in determining the ground water pumping allocations thought the area.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg/SSp: 1.0 Sustainability
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Heath Kuntz, Adaptive Resources, Inc.

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Herbicide Resistance: Evolution, Mechanisms and Management

Herbicide resistance has become an increasing issue in agriculture.  In order to manage resistance, it is necessary to understand the evolution of resistance and how to identify resistance in the field.  Resistance evolution is related to the biology of the weed species and herbicide use.  There are several indicators of resistance at the field level, e.g. control of other species, irregular patches in the field, plants showing no symptoms of herbicide application.  Confirmation of resistance under controlled conditions is necessary to avoid misidentifying a species as resistant rather that a response to the environment or a misapplication.  Resistance can be endowed by either target or nontarget mechanisms.  A plant may be resistant to herbicide chemical classes with the same site of action (cross-resistance) or to more than one chemical class of herbicides (multiple-resistance).  Resistance management is complicated by the patterns of resistance that occur within a population.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Carol A. Mallory-Smith, Oregon State University

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How Variable is Soil Nitrogen in Production Agriculture Fields?

Researchers set out to determine (i) the effect of drained and undrained conditions and previous crop on soil N concentrations and variability, (ii) the number of soil cores needed in a composite sample to correctly represent soil N fractions, and (iii) the feasibility of representing soil N in deeper layers of the soil with shallower samples.

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Soil & Water Management   1.0

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Identification of Glyphosate Resistance in Russian Thistle in Northeastern Oregon

Glyphosate is the first herbicide choice for growers in the Pacific Northwest to control Russian thistle after harvest and during summer fallow. However, overreliance on this chemical has already led to the occurrence of herbicide-resistant weeds. In fall 2015, complaints from farmers about lack of Russian thistle control with glyphosate prompted an Oregon State University weed scientist to test whether there were glyphosate-resistant populations in northeastern Oregon.

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Impact of Soil Sampling and Laboratory Analysis on Nutrient Management

Nutrient management is dependent on the collection and analysis of soil and plant samples for nutrient assessment.  Failure to understand soil testing uncertainty associated with sample collection and laboratory analysis can lead to mis interpretation and nutrient management failures.  When collecting a soil one should consider agronomic production practices and their impact on soil spatial variability and analyte measurement uncertainty.  With decreased tillage and transition to strip till systems there is an increase in nutrient spatial and profile heterogeneity.  Generally, phosphorus and potassium show the highest spatial variability ranging from 7-10% on tilled systems, but averaging 40-50% on long term no till systems.  With regard to laboratory analysis soil tests are subject to bias and laboratory measurement precision which varies by the test method utilized and the performance capability of the testing laboratory.  Generally, in North America soil analysis methods that provide the most reliability, based on intra-lab uncertainty are: pH, buffer pH, electrical conductivity, nitrate, chloride and potassium.  Those with the least reliability are boron, calcium carbonate and soil organic matter.  It is worth noting that lab uncertainty increases for samples in the deficiency range (i.e. low NO3-N, PO4-P and micro-nutrients).  Laboratory clients selecting an analytical laboratory should only consider labs which have an effective quality control program, actively participates in an accredited proficiency testing program, and show a sincere interest in providing a high standard of analytical testing.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Robert O. Miller, Colorado State University

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Improving Nitrogen Recommendations in Pacific Northwest Sugarbeet Production

The objectives of this study were to evaluate the N response of sugarbeet grown across the Pacific Northwest growing area and determine if N recommendation adjustments are needed by comparing the results to past recommendations.

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Nutrient Management   0.5

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Improving Water Quality and Sustainability through Collaboration and Partnerships

Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance Executive Director Sean McMahon will discuss efforts to foster collaboration to improve water quality and sustainability among diverse stakeholders, including urban and rural partners and agricultural and environmental organizations. McMahon will focus on strategies being implemented in Iowa and the Corn Belt that are relevant to other states and growing regions.

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CCA/CPAg/SSp: 1.0 Sustainability
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Sean McMahon, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance

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Industrial Hemp Response to Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and potassium Fertilization

The objective of this study was to establish the nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilization requirements of industrial hemp grown in eastern Canada.

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Nutrient Management   0.5

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In-season Nitrogen Management Webinar Series

Nitrogen is often the most limiting nutrient to cereal crop production, and with phosphorus, poses the greatest environmental challenges of all plant essential nutrients. More producers are switching to split-nitrogen and N-season nitrogen applications to limit N losses and limit adverse environmental consequences of N leaching and denitrification. This webinar series will review some of the commercially-available models for in-season N management, and discuss the utility of optical sensors and soil testing to improve N management.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 CEU in Professional Meetings per webinar

$90.00 Members/Certified Professionals
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Included webinars in this series package are:
The Nitrogen Cycle and Modeling N Loss
Canopy Color Detection as a Proxy for N Status
Improved Nitrogen Stewardship from the Bottom Up
Farmer/Agronomist Perspective on Using N Models

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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The Nitrogen Cycle and Modeling N Loss

Nutrient management begins with a proper understanding of the nutrient cycle: inputs, losses, transformations, translocations, sinks, and the environmental, chemical and biological factors that affect the cycle. Current tools use weather inputs to model the fate and availability of nitrogen during the growing season. All models are based on certain assumption, and must be calibrated and correlated to local conditions. This webinar will introduce CCAs to the main components to consider in evaluating models as a nitrogen management tool.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. Clay Robinson
Agronomy and Soil Science Education Manager
American Society of Agronomy/Soil Science Society of America

Clay Robinson earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy, and a PhD in Soils from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and former professor who taught soil science and agronomy courses at two universities from 1992 to 2011. He worked for an environmental consulting firm before becoming the Agronomy and Soil Science Education Manager for the American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America in early 2014. He is now responsible for developing and coordinating continuing education materials for the certification programs. Clay often talked to producer groups about soil and water conservation, irrigation management, and nitrogen and phosphorus management in dryland and irrigated production systems. He also provided an introduction to soils for urban gardeners every year, and talked with more than 20,000 middle school children about the importance of soil and taking care of it so they would not be hungry, naked, homeless, and breathless.

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Nutrient Management   1.0
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Canopy Color Detection as a Proxy for N status

Optical sensors are promoted as a technique to monitor in-season nitrogen status of cereal crops, especially corn. This webinar will introduce CCAs to various sensors and the factors to consider in order to interpret the sensor output.

Drawing on over 100 on-farm trials in corn, cotton, and wheat, factors favoring success will be laid out along with factors favoring failure. Sensor-based N management will be compared to producer-chosen N rates in terms of yield, N expense, and profit.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Peter Scharf, PhD
Professor and Nutrient Management Specialist
University of Missouri

Peter Scharf has spent 30 years studying nitrogen.  The vast majority of his research has been conducted on private farms, with over 200 on-farm field-scale studies and an additional 200 on-farm small-plot studies.  Some of these studies showed that the most profitable rate of N fertilizer for corn varies widely within a field, leading him to pursue ways to manage that variability.  He has concluded that corn color is a much more accurate predictor of the best N rate than any pre-plant diagnostic, and that canopy sensors are an excellent way to harness science in service to better farming.  He is also a strong advocate of using aerial imagery to evaluate and correct N loss in wet years, having seen a tremendous amount of yellow corn across the Midwest over the past seven years. After getting a BS at University of Wisconsin, He obtained his MS in Agronomy and PhD in Crop and Soil Environmental Science from Virginia Tech.

John Shanahan, PhD
Agronomy Research Manager
DuPont Pioneer

John Shanahan has spent his entire career working toward developing and providing growers with improved agronomic management solutions to increase profitability and reduce risk. He began his career as a professor and extension specialist with Colorado State University, and later joined USDA-ARS, working as a Research Agronomist at the University of Nebraska. He is currently an Agronomy Research Manager with DuPont Pioneer where he is responsible for coordinating Pioneer-sponsored agronomic research projects with university collaborators across North America.  He is also responsible for providing support to the Pioneer agronomy team on development of research trial protocols for on-farm agronomic studies conducted with growers across North America.  

He received a BS in Agronomy from University of Nebraska and an MS and PhD from Colorado State University.  His major fields of interest are agronomy, crop genetics and physiology, remote sensing, soil science and precision agriculture technologies. He has used his expertise in these areas to help develop remote sensing and other Precision Ag tools for diagnosing crop stresses and improving crop nitrogen management.   Dr. Shanahan has reported research results in numerous industry articles, peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, conference proceedings, extension publications, and popular press articles. He has delivered many presentations to sales professionals, growers, consultants, extension educators, and government personnel. He is member of the tri-societies (ASA, CSSA, and SSSA) and International Precision Ag Society, serving on editorial boards for these societies as well as being elected Fellow of American Society of Agronomy.

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Improved Nitrogen Stewardship from the Bottom Up

Improvement of nutrient stewardship at the farm-gate needs to start with farmers learning more about the dynamics of soil plant-available N in relationship to N source, rate, time and placement within their field using their practices and collecting their data. We refer to this method of learning as On-Farm Discovery. Our webinar will focus on what ag industry and farmers need to do as a partnership to learn the 4Rs of nitrogen management for each farming enterprise.   Various tools will be discussed that can be utilized to explore and learn more about Minimizing environmental impact by Optimizing harvest yield and Maximizing N utilization. It is all about focusing on M.O.M.

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CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Howard Brown
Director of Nutrient Management and Environmental Stewardship
GROWMARK, Inc.

Howard Brown is on a mission to help improve environmental stewardship by working with the GROWMARK System of member cooperatives and divisions, and by working with other organizations focused on nutrient stewardship at the farm gate. It is all about a focus on M.O.M: Minimizing environmental impact by Optimizing harvest yield, and Maximizing input utilization. He works with member cooperatives and subsidiaries in five states and the province of Ontario, Canada promoting nutrient stewardship.

Dr. Brown received his B.S. Degree from Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL), his M.S. Degree from Purdue University (Lafayette, IN), and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL). He has served production agriculture in various positions throughout his career. He has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois for the past 15 years instructing courses, such as Soil Fertility in Cropping Systems and Nutrient Management and Environmental Stewardship in the Off-Campus Masters Program. Dr. Brown is a Past Chair of the International Certified Crop Adviser Board and serves on many other advisory groups and committees involved in agriculture production and nutrient stewardship.

Dan Schaefer
Director of Nutrient Stewardship
Illinois Council on Best Management Practices

Dan Schaefer was born and raised on a small farm in Crittenden Twp, Champaign Co, Illinois. He has had a lifelong involvement with agriculture on both the production and supply side. He is a Certified Professional Agronomist and Certified Crop Adviser in Illinois, and has an MS degree in Crop Science from the University of Illinois. Because of his close proximity to the University of Illinois, Dan participates in, and has originated, several farm-level research projects. The projects deal with strip-till and deep placement of P & K, phosphorus stratification and crop nutrient removal, nitrogen rate studies, and a systems approach nitrogen management. In January 2012, after 31 years in the retail ag supply business Dan joined the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (ICBMP) as the Director of Nutrient Stewardship, working mostly in eight, Illinois EPA, targeted watersheds. His job is to promote nutrient best management practices to retail fertilizer dealers, and have them make the recommendations to the farmers. The goal of ICBMP to Minimize Environmental Impact, Optimize Harvest Yield and Maximize Input Utilization.

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Farmer/Agronomist Perspective on Using N Models

This webinar will give a brief overview of commonly available, in-season computer models that track nitrogen applied, mineralized, taken up by corn and potentially lost to the environment and offer a producer’s perspective on the ease of use and results of the model for a farm.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. Dan Davidson
Agronomist and Industry Consultant

Dr. Davidson is an experienced agronomist who has worked in industry, in research, communications and education, and technology transfer, was staff agronomist for DTN as well as Director of Research for the Illinois Soybean Association. He currently provides consulting and contract research services to industry.

Dr. Davidson holds a doctorate in agronomy from Washington State University, masters in agronomy from the University of Missouri and bachelors in agronomy from the University of Nebraska. He was raised on a farm in Northeast Nebraska and is a partner in a small corn, soybean and hay operation near Stanton County, Nebraska.

As an agronomist Dr. Davidson is knowledgeable about all aspects of crop production. His passions include understanding and improving soil health, learning about technologies that improve production and profitability and creating educational programs and communication materials that change behavior and drive technology adoption.

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Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Insecticide Resistance Management for Soybean Aphid

Soybean aphid, Aphis glycines, is the most significant insect pest of soybean in the north central U.S.  Management of this pest relies primarily on use of broad-spectrum insecticides.  This reliance on insecticides creates a situation ripe for development of insecticide resistance in this pest.  This presentation will provide an overview of soybean aphid management, insecticide modes of action, and insecticide resistance.  Data on localized failures of insecticides to control soybean aphid and laboratory bioassays confirming insecticide resistance will be shared. Strategies for insecticide resistance management

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Robert Koch, University of Minnesota

$15.00 Members/Certified Professionals
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Integrated Pest Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Insecticides Effective Against Cabbage Maggot

Cabbage maggot is a serious insect pest of brassica crops such as broccoli and cauliflower in the Central Coast of California. The efficacy of 29 insecticides was determined against cabbage maggot through a laboratory bioassay by exposing field-collected maggots to insecticide-treated soil immediately after application.

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Integrated Pest Management   0.5

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Integrated Pest Management Updates Webinar Series

This new monthly series will begin with IPM basics, as well as present regional pest management outlooks and scouting recommendations.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management CEU per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting CEU per webinar

$180.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$288.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
Early Season Weed ID
Weed and Insect Scouting Update
Biocontrols
The Sugarcane Aphid, Melanaphis sacchari: A New Invasive Aphid Pest of Sorghum in the United States
Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus - A Persistent Threat to Wheat
Integrated Arthropod Management on Hops
Integrated Pest Management of Pests and Diseases of Potato and Tomato Production Systems

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Early Season Weed ID

Principles of integrated weed management beyond herbicides and early-season weed scouting and identification in corn and soybeans, and responses to your questions.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker: 
Robert N. Klein
Western Nebraska Crops Specialist
University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center

Speaker Information: 
Robert N. Klein is the Western Nebraska Crops Specialist at the University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center at North Platte, Nebraska. His work includes both dryland and irrigated crop production of wheat, corn, soybeans, grain sorghum, dry beans and sunflowers using herbicides and limited tillage to conserve soil water, soil, energy and labor. Precision application of herbicides is of major importance to this program to improve pesticide efficacy and manage spray drift. He conducted the Crop Variety Testing Program in the West Central District. Under his leadership, the program was mechanized using state of the art technology. He served a three year term on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Agronomy. Klein's awards include the USDA Distinguished Service Award and being elected to the Nebraska Agricultural Hall of Fame.

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Integrated Pest Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Weed and Insect Scouting Update

Erin Hodgson will briefly review how to sample insects in field crops, using IPM and the importance of treatment thresholds. She will also talk about the short-term forecast for insect activity in the north-central region.

Dr. Anita Dille will discuss links between “critical period of weed control” and “economic weed thresholds” for making POST weed control decisions.  Now that the crops have been planted and growing, weed scouting is done to determine if in-crop weed control is needed.  Timing of weed scouting can be based on the ecological principles determined by the critical period of weed control for a given crop.  Based on what is found during that scouting event, an economic assessment based on weed thresholds can be used to justify the next weed control practice implemented.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Erin Hodgson
Associate Professor and Extension Entomologist
Iowa State University

Erin Hodgson started working in the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University in 2009. She is an Associate Professor with extension and research responsibilities in corn and soybean. She has a general background in integrated pest management for field crops. Erin’s current extension and research programs are focused on improving corn and soybean production by using IPM tactics to protect yield and increase overall farmer profits. Among other projects, she oversees insecticide efficacy evaluations for soybean aphid, Japanese beetle, and aphids in corn. Erin also helps manage emerging field crop pests and new invasive species.

Dr. Anita Dille
Professor of Weed Ecology
Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University

Dr. Anita Dille is a Professor of Weed Ecology in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University.  She has been in Manhattan, KS for 15 years teaching Weed Science and Integrated Weed Management courses for undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture, as well as conducting research in the area of weed ecology including impacts of important weed species such as kochia, Palmer amaranth, and shattercane on grain sorghum, corn, and soybean crops in Kansas.

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Biocontrols

The webinar will address the process for making fungicide spray decisions, and western corn rootworm Bt resistance and management.

‘Plant health’ applications of fungicides in the absence of disease may not be a good idea. Scouting is an important prelude to making fungicide spray decisions and understanding the ‘disease triangle’ can help with those decisions.

Recently, western corn rootworms have developed resistance to two (Cry3Bb1 and mCry3A) of the four Bt proteins targeted at this important insect pest in some areas of the Corn Belt. In response, corn producers in some of these areas have begun to increase their use of planting-time soil insecticides along with Bt rootworm hybrids. Integrating multiple management tactics and developing a long term IPM program is important for a more sustainable approach with this key economic pest.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Michael E. Gray
Professor & Assistant Dean ANR Extension
Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois

Dr. Michael E. Gray is a native of southwestern, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1977 with a BA in biology and MS and PhD degrees in entomology from Iowa State University in 1982 and 1986, respectively. Following the completion of his PhD, he served as a postdoctoral research associate at South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota. In March of 1988, he began his extension/research entomology career at the University of Illinois. His research and extension interests have revolved around the management of the western corn rootworm, especially its adaptation to crop rotation and more recently to Bt corn. Mike is frequently invited to discuss integrated pest management (IPM) issues on national and regional levels related to corn and soybean insect management. From 2008 through 2013, Mike served as a program leader in the Energy and BioSciences (EBI) Institute at the University of Illinois. His EBI team focused on discovering pests that influence the biomass production of perennial grasses such as switchgrass and Miscanthus that may be used as feedstocks for biofuels. In 2008, it was Mike’s honor to serve as President of the Entomological Society of America, the largest professional society of entomologists in the world. He currently serves as a Professor in the Department of Crop Sciences and as Assistant Dean for the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Program, College of ACES, University of Illinois.

Dr. Douglas Jardine
Professor
Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University

Dr. Doug Jardine was raised on a commercial vegetable farm in southeast Michigan. He obtained a B.S. and M.S. degree in Horticulture and a Ph.D. degree in Plant Pathology, all from Michigan State University. Between his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, he worked for nearly five years as a county Extension agent for the Michigan Extension Service. Immediately following graduation in 1985, he joined the faculty of the Department of Plant Pathology at Kansas State University as an assistant professor and an Extension Specialist for row crop pathology. His appointment is 90% Extension and 10% research. His primary crop responsibilities are soybeans, corn, grain sorghum and sunflowers. He specializes in diagnosis and management of row crop diseases. His research has centered on seedling disease management through the use of seed treatment fungicides and he has participated in several soybean cyst nematode projects.

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Integrated Pest Management   1.0
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IPM for Winegrapes

This webinar will will cover briefly all major areas of wine grape IPM, and focus on disease, weed control and nutrition.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Fred L Strauss
Branch Manager
Crop Production Services

Fred Strauss is a California state registered Pest Control Advisor since 1974 and a Nationally Certified Crop Advisor.  He was elected President of CAPCA in 1988 and re-elected in 1989.  He helped start the Plant Doctor program and was a founding Board member of the Stanley W. Strew Educational Trust.  Fred was selected Crop Consultant of the Year for California in 1991 and was inducted into the National Crop Professional Hall of Fame a year later.  He has served on various state and national ag committees over the years and is currently on the California Certified Crop Advisor Board. He is the Branch Manager at Crop Production Services,  Vernalis, Calif.

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The Sugarcane Aphid, Melanaphis sacchari: A New Invasive Aphid Pest of Sorghum in the United States

In 2013, the sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari, was discovered damaging sorghum near Beaumont, TX. The aphid was confirmed on sorghum from 30 counties in LA and TX, and one county each in OK and MS by the end of the 2013 sorghum-production season. In 2014, the aphid expanded its range to 12 states and more than 300 counties. In the current year, the aphid continues to spread in range. The sugarcane aphid is a semi-tropical species that requires a living host to overwinter. The aphid has a short life-cycle and tremendous reproductive capacity. Sorghum yield loss occurs when large sugarcane aphid populations remove plant sap and honeydew accumulations interfere with harvest. This presentation will provide information on sugarcane aphid identification using key morphological characteristics important to separate the aphid from others frequently found on sorghum. Participants will gain knowledge of sugarcane aphid biology and damage to sorghum. Topics also will include important IPM practices to manage the aphid such as economic thresholds, biological control, plant resistance, and insecticide evaluations.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Robert Bowling, PhD
Assistant Professor and Extension Entomologist Texas A&M Agrilife
Research and Extension Center Corpus Christi

Dr. Robert Bowling first joined the Department and Extension in 2000 as an Extension Agent – Integrated Pest Management at Dumas, Texas. While he was at Dumas, he cooperated with area consultants, producers and other agricultural professionals to help mitigate pest outbreaks, organized research and demonstration programs and identified insects. Bowling also was a field agronomist for Pioneer Hi-Bred International from 2005 until 2014. As field agronomist, he served a four-state region that included the Texas High Plains, New Mexico, southeastern Colorado and the Oklahoma Panhandle. During the time he was at Pioneer, Bowling was responsible for diagnosing field production issues in corn and sorghum and providing outreach programs for various audiences that covered advances in corn technologies and training the company’s sales force on topics such as agronomic characteristics of corn and sorghum hybrids, proper placement of corn hybrids, and diagnosing field production issues. He also provided computer support to sales reps and account managers and assisted account managers with building educational presentations and articles relating to potential agronomic issues for crop advisors. Bowling has received numerous awards, including the Pioneer Leader of Distinction and Circle of Excellence Awards, the Texas Pest Management Association’s Excellence in IPM Programming Award in 2004, and First place in Texas State Extension for Research and Result Demonstration Handbook in 2001. Bowling received his Bachelor of Science in Plant Science from West Texas State University and his Masters of Science and Ph.D. degrees in entomology from Kansas State University.

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Integrated Pest Management   1.0
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Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus: A Persistent Threat to Wheat

Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) was first observed in the Midwestern United States in 1919, and described by H.H. McKinney in 1937. Since that time, the wheat curl mite vector and WSMV are considered endemic to wheat production in the Great Plains, and the disease has spread to other countries including Australia and Argentina. Cultural methods of management are the only effective controls including eliminating the green bridge and the use of resistant varieties. With the discovery of two new WCM-transmitted viruses, Triticum mosaic virus and Wheat mosaic virus (formerly High Plains virus), management has become even more challenging. A regional team of research, extension, education and evaluation specialists is currently working on developing a risk model for mite-transmitted cereal viruses to add more tools to the toolbox of management. In this seminar we will present some recent research efforts and discuss why this disease defies management for both scientific and sociological reasons.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Mary Burrows
Extension Plant Pathology Specialist
Montana State University

Dr. Mary Burrows obtained her PhD in Plant Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and did a post-doc at the USDA-ARS at Cornell University. She started her position as the Extension Plant Pathology Specialist at Montana State University in August of 2006. Her extension and research activities focus on crops including wheat and pulses. She also directs the Schutter Plant Diagnostic Laboratory, the Pulse Crop Diagnostic Laboratory, serves as the Integrated Pest Management coordinator for Montana, and has an active applied research program.

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Integrated Pest Management   1.0
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Integrated Arthropod Management on Hops

Washington State University Professor and Extension Specialist of Entomology Doug Walsh will be detailing the integrated pest management (IPM) strategies currently recommended on hops. Acreage of hops has increased dramatically in response to increased demand associated with the revolution in American craft brewing. Regional craft brewers seek local sources of hops and hop plantings are being established in nontraditional hop growing areas and hop plantings are also being re-established in areas that production had moved away from in the past. Doug will be highlighting the 3rd Edition of the Field Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Hops that will be available for distribution in early December, 2015. This 3rd edition of the hop IPM handbook is expanding its scope and now addresses pests on a national level rather than being specific to the Pacific Northwest. Doug will also detail the results of several recent studies on hops. One study documents that even under high-hopping regimes common in the brewing of India pale ales that hops contribute little to the pesticide load in beer. Doug will also touch on the work he and his colleagues at Washington State University are conducting on identifying molecular markers for acaricide resistance in spider mite populations that infest hops in Washington State.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Douglas B. Walsh
Professor and Extension Specialist of Entomology
Washington State University

Dr. Douglas B. Walsh received his BS in biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1985 and his PhD in entomology from the University of California, Davis in 1998. Doug is a professor of entomology at Washington State University. Doug is the research director of the Environmental and Agricultural Entomology Laboratory located at the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in the Yakima Valley near Prosser, Washington. Doug is the extension integrated pest management coordinator for Washington State and the Washington state liaison representative to the USDA IR-4 Program. Doug has an extensive and varied IPM research and extension program, assisting regionally important commodities including hops, alfalfa, grapes, and mint. Doug’s efforts in IPM have resulted in the reduction of over 100,000 pounds of insecticide use in the Pacific Northwest annually. Doug serves on various advisory boards including the National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance, Salmon Safe, and LIVE (low input viticulture and enology) programs. Doug is currently serving on the Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America.

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Integrated Pest Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Integrated Pest Management of Pests and Diseases of Potato and Tomato Production Systems

This presentation will help consultants with identification and management of the major pests and diseases of potato and tomato that occur in the arid production regions of the western US. We will give an overview of integrated pest management, and then talk about the key insect pests and diseases and discuss an IPM approach to pest control for these particular pests.  The information presented should allow the practitioner to improve their management programs.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Silvia I. Rondon
Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC), Department of Crop and Soil Science
Oregon State University

Dr. Rondon received her BA and MS in Entomology at the Agraria University in Lima, Peru. She received her PhD in 2001 in Crop Science (IPM) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she worked on the influence of different cropping systems on the population dynamics of a main corn pest, the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte). In 2002, Dr. Rondon worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In Florida, her responsibility was to develop an IPM program for field and greenhouse strawberry to reduce insecticide use. Rondon joined OSU in 2005, and since 2011, Rondon is an Associate Professor, Extension Entomologist Specialist in Irrigated Crops at HAREC in Hermiston, Oregon. Since her arrival at OSU, Dr. Rondon has developed a strong research/extension program bringing over $17 million USD to support her program. Her area of expertise is pest management, insect ecology, insect movement, and biological control. Her works involves various crops such as potatoes, onions, sweet corn, tree fruits and other high value vegetables, both, field and greenhouse.

Brenna Aegerter
Farm Advisor
University of California Cooperative Extension

Brenna Aegerter is a Farm Advisor with University of California Cooperative Extension. She works with vegetable growers in the northern San Joaquin Valley and the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta on various aspects of vegetable production.  She conducts applied research and educational programs that address production problems; very often these are related to pest management. Her specialization is the diagnosis and management of diseases of warm-season vegetable crops. She received her B.S. in Plant Science and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of California, Davis.

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Invasive Species and Irrigated Agriculture in the Western U.S.

Agriculture in western U.S. States is highly dependent on irrigation, and the greatest volume of this water is supplied by surface sources that are vulnerable to infestation by aquatic invasive species. This article briefly discusses several familiar aquatic invasive species and then will proceed in greater detail to discuss more recently introduced species.

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Integrated Pest Management   1.5

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Investigating Input Combinations for Field Pea Production

Field peas are an important pulse crop for Canadian Prairie farmers, accounting for approximately 3,650,000 seeded ac in 2015. The objective of the study was to determine (1) which individual agronomic inputs contribute most to field pea yield, (2) which combination of inputs produces the highest yield and economic return, and (3) how plant population, leaf and stem disease, crop maturity, and seed quality are affected by input interactions.

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Crop Management   0.5

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ipm PIPEs give CCAs and Growers a 'Heads up' on Crop Pests and Diseases

The Integrated Pest Management Pest Information Platform for Education and Extension, or ipmPIPE, system has been alerting consultants and their clients to crop pests and diseases for more than a decade. Now, efforts are under way to make the system even more useful by broadening its focus.

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Integrated Pest Management   0.5

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Iron Fertility

Iron (Fe++) is one of 17 essential elements for plant heath, growth and reproduction and is commonly referred to as a micronutrient, because in plant uptake, it is required in small amounts relative to some of the other nutrients such as nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). This course covers: Sources of iron, role in the plant, deficiency symptoms, iron uptake, fertilizers, and toxicity.

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Irrigation Strategies and Management

This year’s symposium for the Irrigation Strategy and Management Community will explore different means by which irrigators can adapt their management practices to declining available water. Presentations will focus on irrigation technologies and management practices that may achieve the stated objective.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 2.5 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 2.5 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Jonathan Aguilar, Kansas State University
Jeffrey Baker, USDA-ARS
Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Research
 David Brauer, USDA-ARS
Richard Ferguson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Robert Hutmacher, University of California-Davis
James Mahan, USDA-ARS
Gautam Pradhan, North Dakota State University

$59.00 Members/Certified Professionals
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Soil & Water Management   2.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   2.5

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Irrigation Webinar Series

Irrigation is expanding to non-traditional areas, primarily to maintain yields and provide insurance against in-season water deficits. In many traditionally-irrigated areas, water of sufficient quantity and quality for irrigation is becoming more limited due to drought, declining aquifers, and competition for surface waters. This webinar series will address four topics that are paramount in improving irrigation water use efficiency: soil moisture monitoring methods, evapotranspiration and crop water use estimation methods, irrigation scheduling (when and how much), and efficiency of the most common irrigation methods.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Soil and Water Management per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings per webinar

$90.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$144.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
Irrigation: Managing [Soil] Water and Drought
Soil Moisure Monitoring Methods:  Strenghts and Limitations
Irrigation Scheduling Methods:  Agronomic, Perennial and Vegetable Crops
Crop Water Productivity and Irrigation Management

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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Irrigation: Managing [Soil] Water and Drought

Managing irrigation begins with understanding the soil as a reservoir for storing plant available water. Plant use is a withdrawal and deposits are made through capture and infiltration of precipitation, and irrigation. Soil profile characteristics and plant rooting depth determine the volume of the soil in which the soil water should be managed. The environmental consequences of mismanaging irrigation and the effects of drought on the soil water bank will be addressed.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. Clay Robinson
American Society of Agronomy/Soil Science Society of America
Agronomy and Soil Science Education Manager

Clay Robinson earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy, and a PhD in Soils from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and former professor who taught soil science and agronomy courses at two universities from 1992 to 2011. He worked for an environmental consulting firm before becoming the Agronomy and Soil Science Education Manager for the American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America in early 2014. He is now responsible for developing and coordinating continuing education materials for the certification programs. Clay often talked to producer groups about soil and water conservation, irrigation management, and nitrogen and phosphorus management in dryland and irrigated production systems. He also provided an introduction to soils for urban gardeners every year, and talked with more than 20,000 middle school children about the importance of soil and taking care of it so they would not be hungry, naked, homeless, and breathless.

Fred Vocasek
Servi-Tech Laboratories
Senior Lab Agronomist

Fred Vocasek is a twenty-year CCA who began his career as agronomist in the Nebraska Sandhills, a hotbed of center pivot irrigation development in the late 1970’s.  He is Senior Lab Agronomist for Servi-Tech, Dodge City, Kansas.  His responsibilities include technical training, developing client services, and special project management for the nationwide customers of the three Servi-Tech Laboratories.  Vocasek was named 2010 CCA of the Year and currently represents the CCAs on the Agronomy Society Board of Directors.

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Soil & Water Management   1.0
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Soil Moisture Monitoring Methods: Strengths and Limitations

Many methods of monitoring soil water are available, and the technology ranges from extremely simple to highly technical. This webinar will provide an overview of the operating principles, strengths, weaknesses, and best uses of physical methods and of sensing methods, including the resistance techniques, tensiometry, time domain reflectometry and frequency domain (capacitance) sensing systems. These tools may assist the CCA to help producers use water more efficiently and with fewer environmental consequences.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. Steve Evett
USDA ARS, Conservation and Production Research Laboratory
Research Soil Scientist and Lead Scientist

Steven R. Evett is a Research Soil Scientist and Lead Scientist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Conservation and Production Research Laboratory, Bushland, Texas. Dr. Evett uses field measurements, electronic sensing and automation systems and energy and water balance models to study irrigated crop water use, irrigation methods and automation as they affect crop water productivity, as well as water content sensing methods used to control irrigation and to quantify crop water use. In addition to research locations in the USA, he has had research projects in the Middle East and Uzbekistan on crop water use, irrigation scheduling and soil water measurement; and he has worked in China, Egypt, Jordan and the USA to build and  use weighing lysimeters to measure crop water use. Since 2003, Dr. Evett has been the ARS research coordinator for the Middle East Regional Irrigation Management Information Systems (MERIMIS) Project, which has research and extension partners in Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority (http://www.merimis.org/index.html). He is a graduate of the University of Idaho and the University of Arizona, and was raised on an irrigated dairy farm in Southern Idaho. Dr. Evett is a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America and of the American Society of Agronomy; and he has received the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Don and Betty Kirkham Soil Physics Award, the SSSA Applied Soil Science Research Award, the U.S. Dept. of Energy Federal Energy and Water Management Award and the USDA-ARS Technology Transfer Award (twice: 1999 for ET work and 2012 for soil water sensor work). He is a past President of the Texas Council of Chapters of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, and past associate editor of Agronomy Journal and of the Vadose Zone Journal, and he currently is on the Editorial Board of Agricultural Water Management. He is author/coauthor of 250 publications, including 25 book chapters.

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Irrigation Scheduling Methods: Agronomic, Perennial and Vegetable Crops

In order to effectively manage plant available water in the soil, the CCA needs to consider the water balance – the sum of the inputs and outputs of water into the soil bank. Evapotranspiration is a chief component in the soil water balance, and can be used like an accounting tool to identify when irrigation is necessary and how much water to apply. The most common ET estimation methods will be discussed, and how they can be used for irrigation scheduling. Plant canopy temperature is an indication of plant water stress, and infrared thermometry (IRT) may be used to identify when plants reach a stress threshold temperature at which irrigation should be initiated.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

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Dr. Michael Cahn
University of California Cooperative Extension
Irrigation and Water Resource Advisor

Michael Cahn is an Irrigation and Water Resource Advisor for University of California, Cooperative Extension and is based in Monterey County.  He also works in the central coast counties of San Benito and Santa Cruz.  He received his B.S degree in Soil and Water Science from UC Davis, and Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University.  He has worked for UC Cooperative Extension since 1995, first as a Vegetable and Row Crop Advisor in the Sacramento Valley, and since 2001 in his current position.   His research and extension activities are focused in the areas of irrigation technology, water management of vegetable and horticultural crops, protection of water quality, and food safety.

Dr. L. Jason Krutz
Mississippi State University
Extension Irrigation Specialist

Dr. L. Jason Krutz is an Extension Irrigation Specialist with Mississippi State University.  He received his M.S. from the University of Arkansas and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2000 and 2004, respectively.  Prior to joining the faculty at Mississippi State University, Jason served as the Environmental Soil and Water CRIS Project Leader for USDA-ARS for 9 years.  Dr. Krutz has authored 60 peer reviewed journal articles, 3 review articles and 2 book chapters related to agricultural impacts on water quantity and quality.

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Crop Water Productivity and Irrigation Management

Modern irrigation systems offer large increases in crop water productivity compared with rainfed or gravity irrigation, but require different management approaches to achieve this. Flood, sprinkler, LEPA, and subsurface drip irrigation methods vary widely in water application efficiency, from about 60 to 95% of the applied water that reaches and remains in the plant root zone. This webinar will acquaint CCAs with the principles, components and efficiencies of the most common irrigation technologies, and the advantages, disadvantages and best uses of each. Further, the webinar will address how irrigation may be managed to adjust for decreasing pumping rates and changes in water quality.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

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Dr. Paul Colaizzi
USDA-ARS Conservation and Production Research Laboratory, Soil and Water Management Research Unit
Research Agricultural Engineer

Paul Colaizzi is a Research Agricultural Engineer at the USDA-ARS Conservation and Production Research Laboratory, Soil and Water Management Research Unit, Bushland, Texas, USA. His primary interests are improving crop water productivity by advancing evapotranspiration models that use remote sensing, meteorological data, and soil water measurement; irrigation system design and evaluation; and irrigation management. His experience includes research, design, and commercial on-farm management of gravity, sprinkler, and microirrigation. He became interested in using remote sensing for irrigation and crop management after managing a commercial 1,200-ha subsurface drip irrigated farm in Arizona, which was the topic of his PhD dissertation in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Daniele Zaccaria
University of California Cooperative Extension
Agricultural Water Management Specialist

Daniele Zaccaria is Agricultural Water Management specialist in Cooperative Extension at the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources of University of California, Davis. Dr. Zaccaria completed his Masters in Land and Water Resources Management at the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies – Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM-MAI Bari) in 1998, and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering – Irrigation Engineering Division at Utah State University in 2011. Before joining the UC Davis faculty in June 2013, he was affiliated with the CIHEAM – Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, where he served from 1998 to 2013 as Scientific Administrator in the Department of Land and Water Resources Management. During that period, he has been fully involved in research, training and in the formulation and execution of international cooperation projects in several Mediterranean, Middle-Eastern, North-African and central Asian countries with focus on water resources management and irrigation. His expertise and current work focus on agricultural water management, as well as on design, performance analysis, and modernization of irrigation systems, across on-farm, district and scheme scales.

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It's Significant to Me! - The Purpose of Using Statistics in Agricultural Research

Have you ever listened to a scientific presentation and heard the phrase, "but the differences were not significant"? Or have you ever wondered why researchers put letters next to number in tables or on graphs? This presentation will answer these questions. Additionally, this presentation will help viewers make sense of how information is used in relation to making claims about performance of products used in crop production. Specifically we will present examples of how data are collected from small plot and large scale research trials, show how those data should be presented, and answer the question, "is it really significant to me?"

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Jeff Miller, PhD
Miller Research

Jeff Miller was raised on a research farm in southern Idaho. He earned a B.S. degree in Botany—Biotechnology from BYU in 1994. He then went on to complete M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Pathology at Washington State University working on potato late blight. Jeff worked for two years at the University of Minnesota and six years at the University of Idaho in Aberdeen where he conducted research on potato pink rot, powdery scab, early blight, late blight, black dot, Rhizoctonia and Verticillium wilt. Jeff now operates his own business, Miller Research, with his father Terry Miller where they conduct research on crop production, pest management, and chemical efficacy and safety.

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Keep It Green: Ecosystem Services of Year-Round Cropping

In many regions of North America arable lands often are fallowed during part of the year. This practice replenishes soil water in arid areas. Where rain is more plentiful, however, fallowing may reflect lack of crops that can survive severe winters; or crops that can, but they generate lackluster economic returns. Using the Upper Midwest as an example, fallowing leaves many fields barren of living plants from September through April and often well into May and even June for some slow-developing crops.

The absence of vigorous crops in arable fields during fallows leads to a long list of negative consequences. These concerns include niche voids filled by resistant weeds, large pools of labile nutrients, and exposed soils with heightened erosion risks. Year-round cropping helps solve all of these problems.

Stocking fields with living crop plants all year is the basis of the Forever Green Initiative (FGI) in Minnesota (http://www.forevergreen.umn.edu/), which is spearheaded by the University of Minnesota, sponsored by the Minnesota legislature, and involves an array of other public and private organizations both within the state and beyond. FGI’s promotion of year-round cropping does not exclude traditional crops such as corn and soybean. Indeed, FGI is working with traditional commodity groups to help integrate “cash cover crops” into conventional summer crop rotations.

Because cash cover crops generate economic returns, they likely have more appeal to growers than standard cover crops. Examples include winter-hardy lines of the oilseeds, camelina and pennycress, which can be sown as late as October and harvested in June. Prior to cover crop harvest, full-season soybean (and other crops) can be interseeded in the cash cover crops and harvested at the usual time in September. Aggregate seed yields, oil yields, and economic returns are higher than in conventional “mono-cropping.” As importantly, this new system suppresses populations of weeds prone to herbicide resistance; sequesters N and reduces nitrate leaching; inhibits erosion and prevents phosphate losses through overland flow; and when the oilseeds flower in early spring (April and May), they provide abundant pollen and nectar for hungry pollinators awakening from hibernation. The services fostered by continually green agricultural fields mean that cropping can enhance, not diminish, the sustainability of agroecosystems.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

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Kochia Suppression with Cover Crops in Southwestern Kansas

Kochia is a well-adapted weed found throughout the semiarid Great Plains and has increased in concern because biotypes with resistance to numerous herbicide modes of action are present, thus reducing options for control. In this article, researchers set out to determine if cover crops growing during the fallow phase of a no-till winter wheat–fallow cropping system could reduce kochia density and biomass without reducing subsequent winter wheat yields.

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Larval Corn Rootworm Management

This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners understand current options for management of larval western corn rootworms. Since the introduction of Bt corn hybrids active against rootworm, larval control options, and grower practices for rootworm management have changed. With the recent detection of western corn rootworm populations which have resistance to current Bt hybrids, there is great interest in understanding all options for larval rootworm management. This presentation will review larval rootworm biology and damage, larval control options, and factors affecting their efficacy.

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CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 Professional Meeting

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Robert Wright
Research & Extension Entomologist
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Robert Wright is currently Professor of Entomology at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He has worked as a Research and Extension Entomologist focusing  on field crops at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1988.  He received his Ph. D. in Entomology from North Carolina State University, M. S. in Entomology from University of Arizona, and B. A. in Zoology from University of California, Santa Barbara.   Prior to working at Nebraska he was a postdoctoral Research Entomologist at Cornell University.

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Launching Sustainability Webinar Series

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Sustainability Specialty Certification Statement

The United Soybean Board (USB) supported the development of this American Society of Agronomy webinar series and the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Sustainability Specialty certification (SSp).

The Sustainability Specialist credential considers sustainability in the context of people, planet, and profit. This series will provide an overview of the 3 competency areas and 12 proficiency areas to inform and equip those CCAs interested in the Sustainability Specialist credential. The 6-webinar series will explore the CCA’s changing role to provide advice beyond harvest and the farm/field scale, and the need to communicate that to various audiences and stakeholders. The webinar format will use an over-arching scenario to guide discussion of Environmental and Resource Stewardship, Communicating Sustainability, and Value Chain. Each webinar will use a guided questions/answer format allowing multiple presenters to addressing the topic from different perspectives. The series will culminate with an integrated panel discussion.

For more information on the Sustainability Speciality Certification, please visit the CCA Certifications page.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg/SSp: 1.0 Sustainability CEU per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting CEU per webinar

Contributors:
Bruce Baier, AgPartners
Andy Bensend, Pioneer
Jacob Hecht, Star of the West Milling Co.
Andrew Knepp, Monsanto
Bill Robertson, University of Arkansas
Mark Easter and Matt Stermer, Colorado State University
Jed Colquhoun, University of Wisconsin
Sally Shaver, National Corn Growers Association, United Soybean Board
Sean McMahon and Jim Jordahl, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance
Suzy Friedman, Environmental Defense Fund
Franklin Holley and Kate Schaffner, World Wildlife Federation
Larry Clemens, The Nature Conservancy
Debbie Reed, Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, DRD Associates

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Included webinars in this series package are:
What is Sustainability?
Environmental and Resource Stewardship
What is a Value Chain and What Does It Have to Do with Profitability?
On-farm Management Practices:  Environmental and Economic Sustainability
Communicating Sustainability to Stakeholds:  ID, Metics and Process
The Threefold Challenge of Sustainability:  People, Proft and Planet

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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What is Sustainability?

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Sustainbility Specialty Certification Statement

The United Soybean Board (USB) supported the development of this American Society of Agronomy webinar series and the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Sustainability Specialty certification (SSp).

This webinar will provide an overview of the Proficiency and Competency Areas in the Sustainability Specialist PO document, with an introduction to the scenario that will be used throughout the series. A panel will discuss the question, “What is sustainability?” from the perspective of different scales and competency areas.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg/SSp:  1.0 Sustainability
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Sally Shaver
Consultant
Shaver Consulting, Inc.

Sally obtained her B.S. in mathematics from Furman University, Greenville, SC and her M.S. in environmental engineering from Clemson University, Clemson, SC. She has 35 years of government service in the field of public health and the environment and has state, regional, national, and international experience.  She worked for the State of South Carolina, the CDC, and primarily for the US EPA.  The last half of her career at the US EPA was at the Senior Executive level and the last year there she served as the agricultural policy advisor to the Administrator.  She has broad experience in regulatory programs under the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.  She managed both the national criteria pollutant and air toxics programs and numerous air and water programs for the southeast region.  She is a member of the USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force.  In April, 2009, Sally left the public sector and established her own consulting firm which specializes in agricultural and environmental policy.  

Debbie Reed
Executive Director
Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, DRD Associates

Debbie is the Executive Director of the Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (C-AGG), and the President/Director of DRD Associates LLC.  C-AGG is a national-level multi-stakeholder coalition supporting the development of tools, technologies, programs and policies to support voluntary, incentive-based participation of the agricultural sector in GHG mitigation and environmental services opportunities.  DRD Associates provides strategic, technical and policy guidance in agricultural sustainability, ecosystem services, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.  Debbie previously worked at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in the US Senate, and at the US Department of Agriculture in multiple leadership roles.  She holds MS and BS degrees in chemistry, human nutrition, and communications.  

Josiah McClellan
Director of Food Market Issues and Sustainability
United Soybean Board

Josiah McClellan is the Director of Food Market Issues and Sustainability at the United Soybean Board (USB). In this role, he supports USB in developing industry and value chain partnerships, setting research priorities, communicating the sustainability performance of U.S. soybeans, and strategic planning/issues management.

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Environmental and Resource Stewardship

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Sustainability Specialty Certification Statement

The United Soybean Board (USB) supported the development of this American Society of Agronomy webinar series and the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Sustainability Specialty certification (SSp).

When it comes to being good stewards of the planet and its resources, how do people address sustainability? For many in agricultural production, sustainability has been considered at the farm/field level. Does the definition or evaluation change at larger scales? Water quality, energy, and carbon footprint will be discussed, and some tools to “measure” sustainability and continuous improvement will be presented.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg/SSp: 1.0 Sustainability
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Sally Shaver
Consultant
Shaver Consulting, Inc.

Sally obtained her B.S. in mathematics from Furman University, Greenville, SC and her M.S. in environmental engineering from Clemson University, Clemson, SC. She has 35 years of government service in the field of public health and the environment and has state, regional, national, and international experience.  She worked for the State of South Carolina, the CDC, and primarily for the US EPA.  The last half of her career at the US EPA was at the Senior Executive level and the last year there she served as the agricultural policy advisor to the Administrator.  She has broad experience in regulatory programs under the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.  She managed both the national criteria pollutant and air toxics programs and numerous air and water programs for the southeast region.  She is a member of the USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force.  In April, 2009, Sally left the public sector and established her own consulting firm which specializes in agricultural and environmental policy.  

Matt Stermer
Research Associate, Outreach and Education Specialist-COMET Tools
Colorado State

Matthew Stermer is a Research Associate in the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.  He is the Outreach and Education Specialist for the COMET-Farm and Comet-Planner tools and he is also an agronomist. As the Outreach and Education Specialist for the COMET-Farm team, Matthew develops and conducts audience specific training on the COMET-Farm and COMET-Planner tools. Matthew also provides user support for the COMET tools. The list of COMET-Farm users that he has trained include, NRCS staff, NGOs, researchers, students, land owners, land managers, farmers and ranchers.

Steve Cromley
Technical Agronomist
Koch Agronomic Services

Steve Cromley has held a CCA certification for 15 years. He received certification while working as a crop consultant in Southwest Kansas. He is certified in Missouri and Kansas. Cromley served on the Missouri CCA board in various positions for 5 years (2008-2012). For two of those years (2011-2012), he served as Chairman of the Missouri CCA board.  In 2014 Cromley was elected to the ICCA Executive Board, and currently serves as chair.  Cromley has been active with the North American CCA board as well. In 2007 he had the privilege of traveling to Washington D.C. as a representative for CCA. There, he briefed the Congressional Soils Caucus on nutrient management practices being implemented on the farm. He has twice served on a team to review and update the ICCA Nutrient Management and Soil and Water Performance Objectives. He was also chosen to represent ICCA at the first 4R Nutrient Management Summit in 2011. In 2013 and 14 Cromley served as chair for the North American CCA Budget and Finance Committee.  Cromley has a B.S. in Agronomy from Missouri State University and a M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Missouri.  He is an agronomist with Ingredion Inc.  Cromley provides agronomic support for contract growers and conducts research on proprietary corn hybrids.  Prior to his current position he was a Senior Agronomist with MFA Incorporated in Columbia, MO. Cromley developed and implemented the Technical Service Provider program for MFA Incorporated. Since 2007, the MFA TSP Program has developed over 250 comprehensive nutrient management plans. The MFA Agronomy Department provides agronomic support and training to over 200 retail locations in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

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What is a Value Chain and What Does It Have to Do with Profitability?

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The United Soybean Board (USB) supported the development of this American Society of Agronomy webinar series and the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Sustainability Specialty certification (SSp).

Industry professionals will discuss the drivers for sustainability in the value chain, the need for accountability in the value chain, and how that affects all components from producer to the consumer. Discussions will include ways to add value at the lower levels of the value chain.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg/SSp: 1.0 Sustainability
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Jed Colquhoun
Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jed is a Professor in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Co-Director of the Environmental Resources Center and Integrated Pest Management programs.  His research and outreach work is centered at the crossroads of productive agricultural systems and natural resource management.  In this role, he provides leadership for over 50 staff on multiple UW System campuses and in county offices.  He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Prior to returning to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he was a faculty member at Oregon State University.  

Randal Dell
Great Lakes Agriculture Strategy Manager
The Nature Conservancy

Randy has been the Great Lakes Agriculture Strategy Manager since joining The Nature Conservancy in 2013. At TNC, he works to scale-up conservation programs through the development of innovative finance mechanisms, and works with partners to test new conservation practices and delivery approaches. Prior to joining TNC, Randy worked for Ducks Unlimited for seven years at their offices in Bismarck, North Dakota and Memphis, Tennessee. At Ducks Unlimited, Randy primarily implemented environmental market opportunities for grassland conservation. Randy earned a B.A. in economics from Michigan State University and a M.S. in agricultural and resource economics from Oregon State University.

Josiah McClellan
Director of Food Market Issues and Sustainability
United Soybean Board

Josiah McClellan is the Director of Food Market Issues and Sustainability at the United Soybean Board (USB). In this role, he supports USB in developing industry and value chain partnerships, setting research priorities, communicating the sustainability performance of U.S. soybeans, and strategic planning/issues management.

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On-farm Management Practices: Environmental and Economic Sustainability

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The United Soybean Board (USB) supported the development of this American Society of Agronomy webinar series and the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Sustainability Specialty certification (SSp).

Discussions among academics and practitioners will include studies linking on-farm agronomic management practices with profitability, seeking a balance between environmental and value chain sustainability.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg/SSp: 1.0 Sustainability
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Jed Colquhoun
Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jed is a Professor in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Co-Director of the Environmental Resources Center and Integrated Pest Management programs.  His research and outreach work is centered at the crossroads of productive agricultural systems and natural resource management.  In this role, he provides leadership for over 50 staff on multiple UW System campuses and in county offices.  He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Prior to returning to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he was a faculty member at Oregon State University.  

Jacob Hecht
Plant Food Operations Manager
Star of the West Milling Co

Jacob Hecht grew up on a family farm in the “thumb” region of Michigan.” A 2000 graduate of Michigan State University.  Became employed by Star of the West Milling Co on April 1, 2002 as a Field Sales Representative in their Plant Food Division.  Became CCA certified in 2003.  Took over as the Plant Food Operations manager in March of 2011.  Over my career I have specialized in the enhancement of the Michigan wheat crop, working between growers and end users to produce high yielding, high quality wheat for food products.

Bill Robertson
Professor and Extension Cotton Specialist
University of Arkansas Extension

Bill has served as the Extension Cotton Specialist with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture the last two years.  This is a position he held for 12 years before leaving the Division of Ag for eight years to join the National Cotton Council in Memphis Tennessee.  In his current position he provides educational programs in cotton production and agronomic systems that improve yield and profitability.  Educational programs focus on new technologies, cotton variety selection, in-season crop management, soil health, irrigation and defoliation. Bill was raised on a cotton, grain, and cattle farm near Lubbock, Texas.  He received a BS in Plant Science from West Texas State University, and holds advanced degrees in Agronomy from Texas A&M University. Bill and his wife, Carey, own and operate a livestock and forage operation in the hills of north-central Arkansas.  They raise cattle, sheep, goats, livestock guardian dogs, and exhibition poultry.


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Communicating Sustainability to Stakeholders: Identification, Metrics, and Process

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Sustainability Specialty Certification Statement

The United Soybean Board (USB) supported the development of this American Society of Agronomy webinar series and the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Sustainability Specialty certification (SSp).

Who are the stakeholders in sustainability? What is necessary at the various scales and levels in the value chain to document sustainability? How can that be effectively communicated to consumers?

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg/SSp: 1.0 Sustainability
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Randy Dell
Agriculture Strategy Manager
The Nature Conservancy

Randy has been the Great Lakes Agriculture Strategy Manager since joining The Nature Conservancy in 2013. At TNC, he works to scale-up conservation programs through the development of innovative finance mechanisms, and works with partners to test new conservation practices and delivery approaches. Prior to joining TNC, Randy worked for Ducks Unlimited for seven years at their offices in Bismarck, North Dakota and Memphis, Tennessee. At Ducks Unlimited, Randy primarily implemented environmental market opportunities for grassland conservation. Randy earned a B.A. in economics from Michigan State University and a M.S. in agricultural and resource economics from Oregon State University.

Maggie Monast
Project Manager Ecosystems Program
Envrionmental Defense Fund

Maggie Monast is a Project Manager at Environmental Defense Fund with expertise in the agriculture supply chain, crop and livestock operations, efficient fertilizer management, and economic incentives for environmental stewardship on working lands. Maggie’s work focuses on advancing solutions for the agricultural sector that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and nutrient losses to water while maintaining crop productivity and food security. As part of EDF’s sustainable grain sourcing initiative, Maggie manages EDF’s collaboration with Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in the world. The project with Smithfield is reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the company’s feed grain supply chain by increasing grain farmers’ adoption of fertilizer efficiency and soil health practices. Maggie also coordinates the Agricultural Input Management (AIM) Program, a farmer network that helps grain farmers in eastern North Carolina manage their fertilizer and water inputs efficiently in order reduce waste and pollution while maintaining or increasing crop yields. The AIM Program is a collaborative effort with NC State University, certified crop consultants, and other North Carolina agricultural organizations and agencies. Maggie received her Bachelor’s Degree from Tufts University and her Masters of Environmental Management Degree from Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment in 2011.

Andrew Knepp
Regional Technology Development Lead
Monsanto

Andy was born and raised in central Illinois.  Upon graduation from University of Illinois (BS Agronomy, 1998; MS Weed Science, 2000), he began his career in research and agronomy and worked for Golden Harvest and DuPont-Pioneer before joining Monsanto in 2005 as a Technology Development Representative. In his current role as a Regional Technology Development Lead for Monsanto, he is responsible for managing the pre-commercial product development research team in Illinois and Wisconsin.  In addition to his role at Monsanto, Andy is the current chair of the International Certified Crop Adviser board and serves on the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council.  

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The Threefold Challenge of Sustainability: People, Profit, and Planet

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Sustainability Specialty Certification Statement

The United Soybean Board (USB) supported the development of this American Society of Agronomy webinar series and the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Sustainability Specialty certification (SSp).

A panel of industry professionals will interact with one another as they integrate the concepts of environmental and resource stewardship, value chain, and communicating sustainability in the context of the series scenario.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Sustainability
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speakers:
Andy Bensend
Pioneer

Andy Bensend lives in NW Wisconsin and owns and operates AB Farms (3000-acre cash grain farm), AB Seed & Consulting, Inc. (a Pioneer/ DuPont sales agency), and AB Ag Services, Inc. (a custom farming enterprise that performs planting to harvesting operations for the area’s sizeable dairy farmers).   He maintains his CCA certification and holds a BS degree in Ag Education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Andy currently serves as VP of Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board, and on the Midwest Shippers Association Board of Directors. Andy is focused on a forward-thinking approach to his businesses with intent to promote reduced carbon footprint and improved soil quality on the acres he influences to insure we can produce food for the future.  

Franklin Holley
Manager, Agricultural Commodities, Sustainable Food
World Wildlife Fund

Franklin Holley has been with World Wildlife Fund since 2011 and currently serves as Manager of Agricultural Commodities on WWF’s Sustainable Food Team. She is WWF’s agriculture lead in the Global Partnership with the Coca-Cola Company and manages field projects and sustainable supply chain engagement on row crops in the US and globally. Franklin also represents WWF as an Executive Committee Board Member at Field to Market: the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a diverse group of grower organizations; agribusinesses; food, fiber, restaurant and retail companies; conservation groups; universities and agency partners focusing on promoting, defining and measuring the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production in the United States. Franklin holds an MS in International Agricultural Development from the University of California, Davis and a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining WWF, Franklin worked in non-profit management, sustainable & agricultural development, and extension programming.

Sean McMahon
Executive Director
Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance

Sean McMahon is executive director of the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, a clean-water initiative supported by the Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Pork Producers Association. The mission of the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance is to increase the pace and scale of farmer-led efforts to improve water quality. In that capacity he works to help implement the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy by encouraging Iowa farmers to adopt voluntary conservation practices aimed at reducing nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways. Previously Sean was North America agriculture program director of The Nature Conservancy, focused on strategies to make agriculture more environmentally sustainable including through more effective advocacy and implementation of the Farm Bill, strategic partnerships with agribusinesses, and engaging in agricultural supply chain initiatives designed to help farmers produce more food, feed, fiber and fuel in an increasingly sustainable manner. Sean has worked on natural resources policy for over twenty years. He served as state director of the Conservancy’s Iowa Chapter, implementing statewide strategies to improve natural resources conservation. His work included leadership efforts to conserve Iowa’s most important natural areas. As chair of the Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy Campaign, he also led a successful effort and coalition of more than 130 organizations dedicated to securing increased funding for clean water, soil conservation and wetland restoration. Before joining the Conservancy, Sean directed national land stewardship campaigns for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). There he advanced national policy and advocacy work to protect public and private lands—most notably sites such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana. Sean also led NWF’s agriculture policy work leading up to the 2008 Farm Bill. His experience with agricultural policy extends back to 2001, when he worked on the 2002 Farm Bill as assistant director of government relations for the National Audubon Society. In addition, Sean worked for the Department of the Interior in a variety of capacities, including as deputy director and acting director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs where he received two vice-presidential awards for his work to reinvent government. Prior to that Sean worked for Clean Water Action where he promoted the organizations efforts to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and Everglades. Sean is a member of the Farm Foundation Roundtable. He is also chair of the Conservation Reserve Program Committee of the Iowa NRCS State Technical Committee and serves on an advisory body for the U.S. Soybean Export Council and on the board of the CropLife Foundation.

Stefani Millie Grant
Senior Manager, State External Affairs and Sustainability
Unilever

Stefani Millie Grant is Senior Manager, State External Affairs & Sustainability for Unilever, a food and personal care products manufacturing company. Ms. Grant works with elected officials and NGO’s on Unilever’s sustainability efforts, and also program manages all of Unilever’s sustainable sourcing programs in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to working for Unilever, Ms. Grant was a Vice President with Stateside Associates, a consulting firm in Arlington, Virginia, where she worked on agricultural and conservation issues for a major equipment manufacturer and also the Department of Defense.  An Iowa native, Ms. Grant holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Public Administration from Buena Vista University. She is an avid skeet and sporting clays shooter, winning the 2004 Iowa State Skeet Championship in her respective classes.

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Longevity of Shallow Subsurface Drip Irrigation Tubing Under Three Tillage Practices

2015 - July - Crops & Soils - Shallow Sub-Surface drip irrigation has drip tubing buried about 2 inches below the soil surface. It is unknown how long drip tubing would be viable at this shallow soil depth using strip- or no-tillage systems. The objectives of this study were to determine drip tube longev¬ity, resultant crop yield, and partial net revenue when using conven¬tional, strip-, and no-tillage.

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Long-term Corn Residue Grazing Improves Subsequent Soybean Yields in a Corn-Soybean Rotation

Although corn residue grazing can reduce feed costs, some crop producers are concerned that it will have an adverse effect on subsequent crop yields. This study was designed to evaluate the long-term impacts of grazing corn residue in the fall or spring on soybean and corn yields when an annual corn–soybean rotation was used.

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Low Soil Phosphorus and Potassium Limit Soybean Grain Yield in Ohio

A soil survey was conducted in Ohio with the following objectives: (i) to assess the status of soil fertility; (ii) to examine soybean grain yield in areas with fertility levels in the build-up range, where soil test levels were less than the critical level (CL); the maintenance range, where soil test levels were between the CL and maintenance limit (ML); and the drawdown range, where soil test levels were greater than the ML; and (iii) to determine if the soil test and yield data collected support the state-established fertility recommendations.

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Making Every Seed Count - What's Responsible for Soybean Stand Loss?

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In this American Sociey of Agronomy webinar sponsored by Valent, we will examine the pathogens responsible for stand loss in soybean fields across the country, the effect of temperature on the species that cause seedling disease, and the effect of seed treatments on protecting seedlings.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. Martin Chilvers
Michigan State University
Assistant Professor in the Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences Department

Martin Chilvers is an Assistant Professor in the Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences Department at Michigan State University. He earned his B.Ag.Sc. degree with honors and Ph.D. from the University of Tasmania, Australia, with subsequent Post-doctoral training at Washington State University. Dr. Chilvers leads a field crop pathology program encompassing both basic and applied research, with current emphasis on seedling and root rot diseases Pythium and Phytophthora, soybean sudden death syndrome (Fusarium spp.) and white mold (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum).

Thad Haes
Valent U.S.A. Corporation
Seed Protection Market Manager

Thad is the regional seed protection marketing manager for Valent U.S.A. Corporation, overseeing such brands as Inovate Seed Protectant, Inovate Pro w/Rizolex and Intego Suite System.  He has been with Valent for 8 year. Prior to joing Valent, Thad worked as a research agronomist for 10 years with Golden Harvest.

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Managing Acidified Soils on the Plains

2015 - January - Crops & Soils - It takes decades, but the unthinkable is happening across the Great Plains: Calcareous soils are turning acidic from years of fertilizing and crop production. And, it’s presenting farmers, landowners, and CCAs the challenge of making costly lime applications to raise soil pH and maintain crop yields.

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Managing Acute Phosphorus Loss with Fertilizer Source and Placement

Surface water eutrophication is a pervasive global problem, with P losses from agriculture often identified as a significant contributor. This study was conducted to evaluate the implications of fertilizer source and placement on soluble P (SP) losses in runoff.

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Managing Diseases with Biopesticides in Potato Production

Potato diseases account for a significant portion of crop production costs and yield losses each year. A broad range of plant pathogens can impact quality and yield of potato plants both in the field and post-harvest in transit or storage. For some chronic diseases, fungicides are essential to protect yield and quality. Growers, now more than ever, have an increasing number of biopesticide options available to integrate into their overall disease management programs. Understanding the modes of action of biopesticides is critical in making such products work for successful disease management. This presentation will address some of the basics of biopesticides including product categories, modes of action, and efficacy as they pertain to conventional potato systems.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Amanda Gevens, PhD
Assistant Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Managing Downy Mildew in Delaware Lima Beans

Delaware is a lima bean powerhouse, competing with California for the top spot of green baby lima bean production. Downy mildew has the potential of doing the most widespread, epidemic damage to a crop in a single year. Researchers at the University of Delaware are busy developing new resistant cultivars and testing an online risk model for fields.

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Managing Legacy and New Sources of Phosphorus to Reduce Leaching in the Mid-Atlantic Soils

Application of phosphorus (P) fertilizers and animal manures to P-rich soils due to the historic use of P inputs can lead to greater P losses. In these soils, we need to manage legacy and new inputs of P in a way that they do not lead to P loss. Studies were conducted to (i) determine the effect of soil type on P leaching and (ii) investigate if changes in dairy and poultry diets can lead to lower P in manures and loss when manures are land applied.

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Soil & Water Management   2.0

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Managing Nitrogen Loss for Hard Red Spring Wheat

2015 - September - Crops & Soils - The main objective of this study was to assess the impact of fertilizer source and application rate on hard red spring wheat yields and protein content in the Red River Valley region of North Dakota and Minnesota.

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Managing Potassium and Phosphorus Soil Test Levels in a Rice-Soybean Rotation

A long-term rice–soybean rotation was conducted at Glennonville, MO, to determine how quickly farmers need to increase soil test levels in low-phosphorus (P) and -potassium (K) fertility fields.

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Managing Weeds Sustainably: The Human Element

The number of weeds that are resistant to herbicides has continued to grow in US agricultural production systems.  More alarmingly, several weeds are resistant to multiple herbicides, while there has been no new herbicide mechanism of action discoveries in decades.  Growers, academics, industry, and federal agencies are confronting the possibility that the effectiveness of herbicides may be an exhaustible resource.  There is a scientific consensus that the recent dramatic reduction in the diversity of weed control tactics has contributed to ongoing resistance problems. Evidence suggests that most growers are adopting most resistance management practices most of the time.  But, so far this has not been good enough.  What to do?  The simple answer is that growers will need to adopt more diverse weed control strategies.  Yet, there are several economic, institutional, and regulatory barriers that get in the way.  Growers will not adopt practices unless they can “make them work economically” on their operations.   This talk will address these various social barriers to more sustainable weed management.  It will review what they are and how crop consultants can help overcome them.  A key here will be effective two-way communication between crop consultants and university and industry scientists.  Often, information supporting science-based recommendations is not provided to consultants in useful formats.  Crop consultants can play a critical role in helping improve messaging – not just to growers, but to scientists, academics, industry, and regulators.  In short, they can play vital role in “educating the educators. “

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CCA/CPAg/SSp: 1.0 Sustainability
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
George Frisvold, University of Arizona

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Manure Mgmt-You're Up the Creek, Do You Have a Paddle? Webinar Series

Manure and effluent management are big deals for animal feeding operations; the bigger the operation, the bigger deal it is. This series will address
Distinctions between Animal feeding operations (AFOs) and Concentrated Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

Nutrient Management Plans/Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans required

Manure and effluent utilization and management integrating 4Rs, and long-term effects

Air and water quality issues associated with AFOs/CAFOs and with manure/effluent application

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  
Addressing Air Quality Concerns for Land Application of Manure and Wastewater (1.0 Nutrient Management)
AFOs and CAFOs. Manures, Effluents and Nutrient Content (Source/Rate) (0.5 Nutrient Management and 0.5 Professional Development)
Long-term Manure Additions, Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance (1.0 Soil and Water Management)
Vegetative Treatment Systems (1.0 Nutrient Management)

CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting CEU per webinar

$90.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$144.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
Addressing Air Quality Concerns for Land Application of Manure and Wastewater
AFOs and CAFOs, Manures, Effluents and Nutrient Content (Source/Rate)
Long-term Manure Additions, Pathogens, and Antibiotic Resistance
Vegetative Treatment Systems

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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Addressing Air Quality Concerns for Land Application of Manure and Wastewater

In this webinar, we will discuss air quality concerns with the land application of manure and wastewater.  As houses encroach upon rural areas once used strictly for crop production, there is a pressing need to address odor and air quality impacts.  The webinar will focus on two primary subjects:  1) the science of measuring and quantifying odor and air quality impacts, and 2) best management practices for reducing odor and ammonia emissions from the land application of manure and wastewater.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. David Parker
Research Agricultural Engineer
USDA-ARS Conservation and Production Research Laboratory

Dr. Parker is a Research Agricultural Engineer with the USDA-ARS in Bushland, Texas. He is a registered Professional Engineer with 27 years of experience specializing in air quality and manure management associated with animal feeding operations. His work experience includes 16 years as a Professor at West Texas A&M University, where he taught courses and conducted research in Agricultural Waste Management.  He also managed the university odor and GC/MS laboratories.

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AFOs and CAFOs, Manures, Effluents and Nutrient Content (Source/Rate)

Animal feeding operations, concentrated animal feeding operations, and confined animal feeding operations are defined by size and management, and have different requirements for nutrient management plans.

Some standard information on nutrient concentrations of manures and effluents from several species will be presented, with some generalizations about nutrient availability in the first and subsequent years.

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CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Nutrient Management and 0.5 Professional Development
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Clay Robinson, PhD, CPSS, PG
Education Manager
American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America

Clay Robinson earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy, and a PhD in Soil Management from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and former professor who taught soil science and agronomy courses at two universities from 1992 to 2011. He is published on the beneficial use of manure as a by-product, and on the capacity of three counties in the Texas High Plains to utilize for crop production all the nitrogen and phosphorus excreted in manure by the approximately 2 million feeder cattle. He supervised graduate students in research addressing the chemical and physical properties of soil and effects on crop yields after long-term applications of manure and effluent. He also worked with a CCA to evaluate field records of several producers of N from soil nitrate tests, stalk nitrate tests, and N fertilizer and manure applications on crop yields.

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Long-term Manure Additions: Pathogens, and Antibiotic Resistance

Livestock manure is a valuable nutrient source for crop production and soil conditioning. Long-term manure additions affect the total pool of soil organic matter and nutrient supply, which depends upon the mineralization rate. There are also effects on soil physical, chemical and biological properties. Dr. Robinson will discuss the nature of these long-term effects.

However, land application of livestock manures without prior treatment and/or in areas with intensive animal production may be a route of plant, soil or water contamination with manure-associated bacteria. Dr. Cook will provide an overview of the state-of the science and future directions (research and policy) with regards to pathogens and antibiotic resistance associated with agro-ecosystems, and discuss research conducted to characterize how naturally occurring populations of pathogens, fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) and bacteria with antibiotic resistance genes (ARG) respond in soils with applied manures. Results and implications for land and manure management will be discussed.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Kimberly Cook, PhD

Dr. Kimberly Cook is a research microbiologist that has been with the USDA ARS since 2003. She conducts applied, interdisciplinary research on the microbiology of animal wastes; evaluating microbiological and ecological processes responsible for the survival and spread of pathogens and antibiotic resistant bacteria through plant, soil and water agro-ecosystems. She obtained her PhD in Microbiology from the University of Tennessee.

Clay Robinson, PhD, CPSS, PG

Clay Robinson earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy, and a PhD in Soil Management from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and former professor who taught soil science and agronomy courses at two universities from 1992 to 2011. He is published on the beneficial use of manure as a by-product, and on the capacity of three counties in the Texas High Plains to utilize for crop production all the nitrogen and phosphorus excreted in manure by the approximately 2 million feeder cattle. He supervised graduate students in research addressing the chemical and physical properties of soil and effects on crop yields after long-term applications of manure and effluent. He also worked with a CCA to evaluate field records of several producers of N from soil nitrate tests, stalk nitrate tests, and N fertilizer and manure applications on crop yields.

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Vegetative Treatment Systems

Vegetative treatment systems (VTS) offer animal producers an alternative to large holding ponds for treating runoff from open lot systems.  The VTS is designed with the purpose of treating nutrients in the runoff, but runoff from cattle feedlots may also include fecal indicator microorganisms, pathogens, and pharmaceutical compounds.  How these particular constituents break down, accumulate, or move within the VTS is only now being determined.  This webinar will present the results from a three year study at a VTS site in central Nebraska receiving feedlot runoff.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Dan Miller
Research Scientist
USDA-ARS

Dr. Dan Miller grew up on a small farm near Kansas City and became interested in environmental chemistry and microbiology during his undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas.  In graduate school at Cornell University and afterword in a postdoctoral position with the US Geological Survey, Dr. Miller researched microbes and their impact on gas fluxes and ground water contamination.  Dr. Miller joined the USDA in 1998 and has worked at Clay Center’s Meat Animal Research Center and in the Agroecosystem Management Research Unit in Lincoln, NE where he studies a variety of manure-associated environmental issues including gas and odor emissions, nutrient transformation and losses, and the potential for antibiotics in manure to affect soil processes.

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Marketing Yourself and Your Business

How do clients know about you and what you do through your business?  They need to hear a compelling story that meets a need.  How to do that effectively and consistently will be a focus of this SSSA webinar along with discussions about market planning, branding, mission focus and messaging strategies.  The speaker will bring real world examples gained across multiple professions that highlight the principles and practices used regardless of the products or services being sold.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Professional Development
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Chuck Egnaczak, Owner
ART Sales Marketing
Professor

Chuck was born and raised in New York with a lifelong interest in art.  He received a BS in Graphic design (SUNY at Buffalo 1976) and an MFA in Graphic Design (Louisiana Tech University 1984) Chuck has taught art, design and marketing as an Assistant Professor of Art at Northwestern State University, the University of Wyoming and the University of Tampa.

Professionally, Chuck has worked for over thirty years with Fortune 500 clients such as Albertson’s, Miller Brewing, Harley Davidson, along with numerous smaller accounts within the hospitality, manufacturing, technology and not for profit sectors.

Currently the owner and marketing consultant for Art Sales Marketing (ASM) a Laramie, WY  based marketing and design firm, ASM is a full service agency specializing in working with emerging creative and other small businesses in Wyoming. In addition, Chuck travels across the state delivering workshops, presentation and roundtable discussions on current marketing trends.

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Maximizing Grower Return on Investment in Soybean Aphid Management

After 16 years of soybean aphids in the United States, IPM tactics including scouting, thresholds, and conservation of beneficial insects have proven to be the best long-term approach to prevent economic loss. 

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Measuring Sustainability with Field to Market (FtM) and the Fieldprint Calculator

Become better equipped to help your customers understand sustainability metrics and how to respond to downstream data requests for sustainable supply chain programs. Learn how the Field to Market platform and the Fieldprint Calculator help farmers to measure environmental outcomes and provide opportunities to evaluate and adopt more sustainable practices. There is a growing demand for certified professionals to work with farmers in Field to Market supply chain projects. This webinar will include a brief overview of Field to Market’s program, the value it brings to the agricultural community, and a Fieldprint Calculator demonstration.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Rod Snyder
President
Field to Market

Rod Snyder has served as President of Field to Market, The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture since March 2014. Field to Market is a diverse alliance working to create opportunities across the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality, and human well-being. Prior to this role, Snyder held positions as Public Policy Director for the National Corn Growers Association and Government Affairs Leader for CropLife America.

He is particularly recognized for his work at the intersection of agricultural and environmental issues.  He has previously served on the board of directors of the Conservation Technology and Information Center, on the steering committee of the Agricultural Nutrient Policy Council, on the executive committee of Field to Market, and as chair of the Pesticide Policy Coalition. He resides on his family’s farm in Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia.

Catherine Campbell
Consultant
Field to Market

Catherine Campbell, Marker Campbell Consulting, serves as a consultant for Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. Catherine manages the Fieldprint® Calculator and Fieldprint® Project programs that identify opportunities for continuous improvement in crop production and natural resource management at the farm level and support the supply chain and producers in communicating and promoting sustainability.

Catherine combines eighteen years of experience in market research, business strategy, analysis, and client management for Fortune 500 companies with a background in environmental management, carbon accounting, and sustainability strategy to guide clients in assessing opportunities that minimize environmental impacts, enhance organizational reputation, and advance bottom line profit opportunities. Catherine holds a BA from Emory University in International Studies, a MA from American University in International Communications, and a MEM (Master of Environmental Management) in Economics and Policy from Duke University.

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Methods of Making Variable-Rate Nitrogen Recommendations

While a variable-rate N strategy that works across all regions, landscapes, and cropping systems has yet to be developed, those methods that are capable of determining the three inputs of the Stanford equation while incorporating regional specificity will capture the greatest level of accuracy and precision.

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Middle Cedar Partnership Program

The Middle Cedar Partnership Program (MCPP) is an example of collaboration in a watershed to reduce non-point nutrient loading to the Cedar River and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico.  This approach brings public sector, in form of a local government (City of Cedar Rapids), into a partnership with private sector (privately held agriculture lands and 16 partners) to install best management practices (BMP) for the purpose of reducing nitrogen and phosphorous entering tributaries of the Cedar River.   The local program was made possible by provision in the 2014 US Farm Bill called Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

The goal of the MCPP is to educate, fund, and document nutrient loading reductions resulting from installation of Bioreactors, Bio swales, cover crops, nutrient management products and tools, tilling practices, soil building, and other BMPs .

The City of Cedar Rapids is directly involved as; lead partner in RCPP grant program, technical source provider, public outreach and as a cash contributor to the effort.

Cedar Rapids is involved for three core reasons; Reduction of flood impact, reduction of nitrates impacting source drinking water supply and being part of a sustainable system – where ALL entities in the Middle Cedar River Watershed are part of solutions for reaching water quality goals.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Michael Kuntz, City of Cedar Rapids

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Monitoring Tile Lines in the Wabash River Valley

Many producers in Illinois wonder what the Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy means to their farms. During the 2016 growing season a cooperative group including Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Corn Growers, Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association and others set out to see just what was happening on the farm. A total of 37 fields in 9 counties were monitored for nutrient loss as well as soil Nitrogen levels, tissue nutrient content and soil tests levels. The monitoring began before any crop was planted or application of nitrogen was made and continued through the end of July.

Our goal was to show those producers participating in the study how their current fertility program was impacting the surface waters locally and what affect they were contributing to downstream. We also wanted to use this as a tool to show the producers ways to reduce nutrient loss without affecting productivity or profitability. We succeeded in both of these goals. We found that our loss was very manageable, that growers were very eager to do what it took to reduce nutrient loss and that our remediation efforts work and can be profitable if implemented properly.

Our report shows only trends and aggregate data as producer anonymity is critical to our study’s success. However, specific data on key fields such as CRP, continuous corn and manure applications will be discussed. This is real world data any CCA can collect and use to help their clients be better stewards of their soil and the nutrients it contains.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

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Michael H. Wilson, Wabash Valley Service Company

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Mycorrhizae: Super Highway to Soil Health

There’s a network of super highways growing in your soil, and choosing the right farming practices could help promote soil health and plant vigor.

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Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment Webinar Series

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American Society of Agronomy webinar series sponsored by Bayer CropScience.

A series of two webinars to address the most common questions regarding seed treatment. Over the course of these webinars, industry and research experts will review questions such as:

- What is seed treatment and how does it get put on the seed?
- Is dust from seed treatments a concern? How?
- Should seed treatment be used in IPM programs?
- What are some of the benefits to using seed treatments?

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management each webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting each webinar

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Included webinars in this series package are:
Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment: The How, What & Why
Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment Benefits

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment - The How, What & Why

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American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by Bayer CropScience.

First webinar in the Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment series. This webinar will review what seed treatment is and how it is put on the seed, whether dust from seed treatments are a concern, and will discuss whether seed treatments should be a part of IPM programs.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

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Dave Fischer, PhD
Director, Pollinator Safety on Behalf of the Corn Dust Research Consortium

Gus Lorenz
Extension Entomologist
Univeristy of Arkansas Extension

Ron Reichart
Bayer

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Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment Benefits

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American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by Bayer CropScience.

This seminar will overview the economic benefits of seed treatments at the individual field level and at the aggregate market level in corn and soybeans in the United States and Canada.  The presented materials are based on a meta-analysis of small-plot field trials, econometric analysis of farmer surveys, and a market-level model of the US agricultural sector.

The webinar will review the economic benefits of neonicotinoid seed treatments for corn and soybean growers based on analysis of multiple types of data.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

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Dr. Paul D. Mitchell
Agricultural Economist and Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Dr. Paul D. Mitchell is Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and an extension state specialist.  He is also Director of the Renk Agribusiness Institute and Co-Director of UW Extension’s Nutrient and Pest Management Program.

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New Research Could Help Farmers Identify Land for Groundwater Recharging

California is entering its fifth year of unprecedented drought. Researchers hope a new online tool will assist growers and landowners in replenishing badly needed groundwater.

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New Tools for Crop Consulting, Sustainability

This article showcases tools for crop consulting and sustainability. One tool can potentially save CCAs time and money by consulting with clients in real time over video on their smartphone. Two other tools take a data-based approach to sustainability starting at the field level. 

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Nitrogen and the Nitrogen Cycle

The Nitrogen and the Nitrogen Cycle module is a review of nitrogen in the landscape and the processes that transform nitrogen within the landscape. This is a module in the Fundamentals of Applied Agronomy - plant nutrition section.

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CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

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Tom Schultz is the Education Manager for the American Society of Agronomy. Prior to that, he worked for DuPont Pioneer as an agronomy trainer and before that, as a manager in the Iowa State University Agronomy – Master of Science in Agronomy program.

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Nitrogen Fertilizer Equivalence of Poultry Litter for Winter Wheat Production

2014 - November - Crops & Soils - Information regarding the N-fertilizer equivalence of manure for winter-grown crops is lacking. This study set out to determine the inorganic N-fertilizer value of poultry litter compared with applying urea-N fertilizer to wheat in late winter and examine the inorganic-N content in poultry litter-amended soils at 41, 59, and 77°F.

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Nitrogen Fertilizer Source Effects on Bahiagrass Responses

Nitrogen (N) is an important agronomic input for bahiagrass production in Florida, but different N sources may not be equally effective when applied to established pastures. The objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of various N sources and application levels on bahiagrass herbage accumulation, nutritive value, and N use efficiency.

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Nitrogen for Wheat Across Alabama Tillage Systems

In this article, researchers set out to (1) determine the level of tillage necessary to optimize wheat yields across different regions of Alabama and (2) determine if N requirements differ across tillage systems and regions in Alabama.

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Nitrogen Management for Grain Yield and Protein in the Northern Great Plains

2015 - September - Crops & Soils - The single most important thing a grower can do to get record wheat yields is improve nitrogen (N) management. Optimum N management for increased grain yield and protein includes: basing N rates on realistic yield potential, knowing the soil residual N, determining application rate and timing, and using appropriate placement and N sources. The steps are the same for all regions, but decisions should be based on guidelines specific to a grower’s area.

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Nitrogen Management in Wheat Using Ground-Based Crop Sensors and Unmanned Aerial Imagery

The objective of this research conducted in eastern Idaho was to accurately predict wheat grain yield potential and develop nitrogen recommendations based on ground-based crop sensors and unmanned aerial imagery.

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Nitrogen Management Planning in California

California has among world’s most intensively managed agricultural production systems in which high value fruit, nut, and vegetable crops are grown under irrigation with year-round cropping in some areas.   Historically, these high value crops received large amounts of nitrogen (N) fertilizer to assure top yields of high quality crops leading to groundwater in some basins becoming contaminated with N.   The State Water Control Board (SWCB) is mandated to protect the groundwater in California.  The SWCB, working with the Regional Water Control Boards (RWCB), has implemented mandatory N management planning in which growers must account for all sources of N including preplant soil test N, N mineralized from soil organic matter, and N in irrigation water as well as soil and foliar applied N sources.  The total N available to the crop must correspond with the amount of N that will be removed in the crop, based on anticipated yield and typical N concentration in the portion of the crop that is removed from the field.  Nutrient management plans must be developed by a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA).  Each management unit (field and crop) must have its own N management plan; thus, fields in some areas will have up to four management plans per year.  These plans are reported to the RWCB annually and are available for public inspection. This intense N management has increased grower costs to create and implement these plans while creating opportunities for closer collaboration and ties between fertilizer dealers and growers.  There are many unanswered questions about liability for groundwater contamination and the possibility of ‘citizen lawsuits’ against farmers and crop advisers.  The situation is still unsettled and will likely not be settled until current and future lawsuits work their way through the courts.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Steven E. Petrie, Yara North America, Inc.

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Nitrogen- vs. Phosphorus-Based Manure and Compost Management of Corn

Several brassica cover crops have recently gained popularity in the U.S. Midwest as nitrogen scavengers that are believed to reduce N losses and increase the amount of residual N available to the next cash crop. Field studies were conducted at three sites in Minnesota to determine the effect of fall-planted brassica cover crops on (i) N availability to the subsequent year’s crop of oat or corn, (ii) oat and corn grain yield, and (iii) corn yield response to applied N fertilizer.

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Nozzles, Efficacy and the Environment – Maximizing Pesticide Applications

Nozzles play an important role in pesticide efficacy and off-target movement. Understanding the current nozzles on the market and how they perform is critical in today’s agricultural environment because of the rapidly evolving pesticide resistances and increasing scrutiny of pesticide drift. Being able to read a nozzle’s labeling, understand when and where to use specific nozzles and understanding what to expect from spray nozzles is imperative for all pesticide applicators and those making decisions on pesticide applications. New pesticide labels and programs such as the EPA’s DRT (drift reduction technology) program are designed to provide more information to applicators on risk of drift or how to maximize pesticide application efficacy. Additionally, new pesticide labels often contain information about weather conditions in which the pesticide should or should not be applied. A brief discussion of these condition and why labels are designed to avoid some environmental conditions will be included.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.5 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.5 Professional Meetings

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Greg Kruger
Cropping Systems Specialist/Assistant Professor
West Central Research and Extension Center/University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Greg Kruger is a Cropping Systems Specialist at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, NE. He also holds an Assistant Professor position in the Agronomy and Horticulture Department, both of which are at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As part of his position, he directs a diversified program investigating all aspects of production agriculture ranging from variety testing to pest management and pesticide applications to sustainable use of resources. He was been at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since January of 2010. Prior to that Dr. Kruger completed a BS in Agribusiness at Ohio State University and an MS and PhD in Plant Pathology and Weed Science, respectively, at Purdue University. One of the main focuses of his program is wind tunnel testing and management of the Pesticide Application Technology laboratory in North Platte.

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NRCS Tools to Meet the Water Quality Challenge

The USDA’s Nutrient Tracking Tool keeps track of nitrogen and phosphorus inputs and follows their pathways through the environment. This tool, along with other USDA conservation tools, meets the needs many crop advisers have for an easy to use but powerful water quality assessment tool.

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Nutrient and Water Management Tools in a Water-Short World

An American Society of Agronomy Webinar sponsored by Verdesian Life Sciences.

Date:  Tuesday, September 12, 2017

12:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Central/10:30 AM Mountain/9:30 AM Pacific

Farmers and urban land managers have to strike a tenuous balance between achieving plant growth goals while responsibly managing natural resources. Water quality and scarcity issues are prominent concerns, along with soil quality preservation and conservation of fuel and fertilizer resources. The purpose of this presentation will be to highlight case studies where implementing scientifically sound practices were performed in a way that was economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable. Various climate, soil, and plant genetics considerations will be examined in various soil-plant-water systems. Various plant water and nutrient need/uptake scenarios will be presented. The impacts of excess/deficit water and nutrients on each other will be briefly considered with an emphasis on management options. Tools for assessment for use in management considerations will be covered for fertilization and irrigation, including: soil and tissue analysis, enhanced efficiency fertilizers, aerial imagery, variable rate technology, and water management options. In one potato-grain system example, a grower achieved a 4.6% increase in net income while achieving a 22% reduction in irrigation water. In another example in a corn-bean system, the grower eliminated 4.3% of their unprofitable land and increased net income by 10.1% while minimizing environmental risks. In an urban system example, desired plant canopy cover was maintained with near three-fold reduction in irrigation water. This presentation will focus on application of science in soil-plant-water systems with examples of successes, as well as some failures.

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CCA/CPAg/SSp: 1.0 Sustainability
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Neil C. Hansen, Brigham Young University
Bryan G. Hopkins, Brigham Young University

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Nutrient Management and Water Quality: Toolbox for Success

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Sustainable Water Quality from a Nutrient Management Perspective.  This webinar examines:

  • Current status of nutrient management fertilizer application regulations
  • Means of nutrient loss / nutrient inefficiency in agricultural production
  • Water quality impacts of excess / inefficient nutrient application
  • 4-R nutrient Stewardship
  • Nutrient management Best Management Practices and technologies to improve water quality
  • Sustainability

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CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Sam Feagley Ph.D
Professor, and State Soil Environmental Specialist
Texas A&M University Agricultura & Life Sciences

Dr. Sam Feagley is a Professor at Texas A&M University and State Soil and Environmental Specialist for Texas AgriLife Extension in College Station, Texas.

Dr. Feagley earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A&M and his doctorate from the University of Missouri. He has received the Irrometer Award and is an Agronomy Fellow.

Dr. Feagley is a master teacher, having trained undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, extension clients and stakeholders. He is the coordinator for the Texas Nutrient Management Certification Short Course in conjunction with Natural Resources Conservation Service. Dr. Feagley also helps present Surface Mine Reclamation Workshops to public school teachers yearly. He has received numerous teaching awards from Louisiana State University and Texas A&M.

Dr. Feagley specializes in Soil Environmental Chemistry and is known nationally and internationally for his research in nutrient management from organic and inorganic nutrient applications, land reclamation of surface-mined lands, saline/sodic soil remediation and revision of the Texas Phosphorus Index. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications.

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Nutrient Management in No-till and Minimum Till Systems

This publication describes differences in nutrient availability and recommended fertilizer application practices between no-till, minimum till and conventional till systems. No-till practices have changed the surface layer which affects soil nutrients both at the surface and deeper in the soil profile. An understanding of nutrient availability differences among tillage systems is useful in optimizing fertilizer use and crop yields.

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Nutrient Management Module No. 8: Soil pH and Organic Matter

This module describes how soil pH and organic matter affect soil function and plant nutrient availability and thus soil productivity. The information helps guide soil nutrient management, to work within inherent constraints imposed by these soil characteristics, and remediate limitations when possible.

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Nutrient Recovery Technologies from Manures and Reuse As Fertilizer

The sustainability of animal production industries depends upon reducing nutrient imbalance, particularly for nitrogen and phosphorus, at the farm and watershed levels. Where land suitable to receive manures is insufficient to match manure production, new management is needed to reduce environmental risk and slow depletion of world reserves of mined nutrients. Recovery technologies offer the opportunity to reduce excessive land application of these nutrients in fields nearby animal production farms by concentrating nutrients into forms that are economically suitable for long-distance transport. In this presentation, we will first discuss emerging nutrient recovery technologies, including chemical properties of the recovered products. Then, we will discuss agronomic implications of using recovered nutrients from these technologies as sources of fertilizer for crops.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

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Philip J. Bauer, USDA-ARS
Ariel A. Szogi, USDA-ARS

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Optimal Harvest Moisture Content for Maximizing Midsouth Rice Milling Yields and Returns

A common dilemma rice producers confront is the selection of a harvest moisture content (HMC) to begin harvesting. Although harvesting with a high HMC can improve head rice yield (HRY), it also increases drying costs at the mill. Conversely, harvesting with a low HMC can save in drying costs but decreases HRY due to fissuring. This study determines the optimal harvest HMC that maximizes net value.

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Optimizing Shank Injection Fumigation Using Metam Sodium

The soil fumigant metam sodium continues to play an important role in the management of soil borne pests of potato such as early dying, and the root lesion nematode of potatoes. Recent label changes resulting from the re-registration of metam sodium by the EPA have made the application of the fumigant through water applications very difficult due to the requirement of large buffer zones to reduce human and animal exposure to the chemical. As a result, there has been a dramatic increase in the application of metam sodium via shank injection. This method of application is not as efficacious as water applications of metam sodium. This presentation will discuss the most recent research conducted for improving the efficacy of shank injection metam sodium.

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CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 Professional Meeting

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Neil C. Gudmestad, PhD
North Dakota State University

Dr. Neil Gudmestad obtained a Ph.D. in plant pathology in 1982 and he joined the Department of Plant Pathology at North Dakota State University in 1985. Dr. Gudmestad's 30 year research career at NDSU has focused on pathogen biology and diversity and on potato disease management. He has made significant research contributions on potato diseases caused by ten fungal or fungal-like organisms, four viruses and three bacteria. Most recently he has focused on invasive pathogens affecting the potato industry in the U.S. such as zebra chip and potato mop top. All of his efforts are aimed at solving real-world problems facing the potato industry. Dr. Gudmestad has received a number of honors during his career including those from the National Potato Council (2000), USDA-NIFA (2014), and the World Potato Congress (2015). Most recently he was named an Honorary Life Member of the Potato Association of America and a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society. He is currently a University Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology and the Neil C. Gudmestad Endowed Chair of Potato Pathology at North Dakota State University.

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Organic Farming's Impact on Soil Physical Properties

Most research comparing organic and conventional agriculture has focused on short-term crop yields—a contest organic often loses. But soil quality is equally critical, and recent research published in Agronomy Journal suggests that organic farming improves soil physical quality over conventional agriculture.

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Organic Management in the Prairie Provinces

Growing organic grain takes lots of planning. Besides the careful design of crop rotations, thinking ahead may mean predicting problems like nutrient deficiencies not just in the coming season, but also one or more years down the road. Monitoring is also critical. This article focuses on organic management of industrial hemp and other crops in the Prairie Provinces of Canada.

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Organic Management Systems: III

Continue to expand your knowledge on organic production systems and their management.  Instructors will address research related aspects of organic production including legume-cereal cover, weed suppression, starter fertilizers, nitrogen immobilization, rotation strategies and agronomic performance.

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CCA/CPAg: 2.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 2.0 Professional Meetings

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Rachel Atwell, North Carolina State University
Eric Brennan, USDA-ARS
Michel A. Cavigelli, USDA-ARS
Katja Koehler-Cole, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Matthew Ryan, Cornell University
Meagan Schipanski, Colorado State University
Rachel Welch, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
M. Scott Wells, University of Minnesota

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Organic Row Cropping Systems, Cover Crops, and Soil Health in Central Nebraska from a Crop Consultant's Perspective

Certified irrigated organic crop production is a viable profitable system in central Nebraska.  A crop rotation of one year alfalfa or vetch, corn or popcorn, clear hila food grade soybeans, and winter wheat has been utilized on silt loam soils 2-3% OM.  Weed management in the corn and soybean rotation is the most challenging.  Using a propane flaming is imperative for adequate weed control. Proper scouting and applying organically approved spinosad products for corn borer in the corn and popcorn is important.

Cover crop utilized in conjunction with seed corn production has been good for nitrate uptake, soil erosion and grazing.  Implementing the traditional continuous corn or corn/soybean rotation has been more of a challenge.

Soil organic matter levels have been monitored on a yearly basis since the late 1980’s on conventional crop production and certified organic fields.  No significant changes have been detected.  Including cover crops on conventional seed corn/soybean rotated fields hasn’t made a difference in OM changes in the past 6 years.

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CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Orvin E. Bontrager, Servi-Tech, Inc.

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Overview of the Soil Health Partnernship and Midwest Row Crop Collaboration

Overview of the Soil Health Partnership and Midwest Row Crop Collaboration

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CCA/CPAg/SSp: 1.0 Sustainability
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Nick Goesser, Soil Health Partnership

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Palmer Amaranth Control and Grain Sorghum Injury with Pyrasulfotole Plus Bromoxynil and Tank Mixture

Field studies were conducted in 2009 and 2010 to determine control of Palmer amaranth and grain sorghum injury resulting from a postemergence premix application of pyrasulfotole + bromoxynil and various tank-mix partners. 

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Integrated Pest Management   1.5

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Partnerships between Ag Experiment Stations and Industry

Agricutural research farms are often the outdoor labs for university professors, graduate students and industry researchers.  The successful collaboration between researchers and the research farm staff has resulted in many studies that would not be possible without this level of cooperation.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 0.5 Professional Development
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 0.5 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Jason Davison, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Jordan Gatlin, Oklahoma State University

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$19.00 Non-members

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Performance Based Metrics for Efficient Nitrogen Management and Policy Making

Nutrient management regulations in some states demand documentation of effective use of applied nitrogen. This session will focus on field level decision making tools for N management and how they assist producers and consultants in assessing the performance of a management systems with regard to N loss.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 3.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 3.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Thomas W. Bruulsema, International Plant Nutrition Institute
David J. Mills, University of Minnesota
Bruce R. Montgomery, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Lara Moody, The Fertilizer Institute
David Mulla, University of Minnesota
Robert M. Norton, International Plant Nutrition Institute Asia & Oceania Group
Allison M. Thomson, Field to Market

$65.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$120.00 Non-members

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Nutrient Management   3.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   3.0

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Persistence of Herbicides in Soil

While it is desirable for the chemicals to control weeds during the season of application, it is not desirable for them to persist and affect subsequent crop growth. Factors that determine the length of time herbicides persist fall into three categories: soil factors, climatic conditions, and herbicidal properties. Factors from each category strongly interact with one another.

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Integrated Pest Management   1.0

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Pest Prevention Through Equipment Inspection and Cleaning

2015 - July - Crops & Soils - An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So goes the statement penned more than 250 years ago by American scholar and philosopher Benjamin Franklin. In the modern art and science that integrated pest management (IPM) is, Franklin’s statement helps introduce the concept of pest prevention through equipment inspection and cleaning. This brief article discusses the relationship among transportation, the equipment user, the equipment item, and the pest. It further examines the consequences of contaminated equipment and provides equipment inspection and cleaning guidance.

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Integrated Pest Management   1.0

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Pest Resistance Management Webinar Series

Webinar Series Description:
Pest resistance (fungus, pathogen, insect, weeds) is a huge issue in agriculture. Companies spend millions on developing products to manage each of these pests, yet they continue to adapt to these new products over time. What can we learn about the pathways of resistance that can help us manage pests? This series is also meant as a review for the CCA resistance management specialty exam.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management each webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting each webinar

Webinar Topics:
Path of Resistance – How Resistance Affects Pathogen and Fungi Management
Belligerent Bugs – How Resistance Affects Insect Management
Growing for Tomorrow: How Weed Resistance Management Can Lead to Sustainability**
**This webinar is sponsored by BASF and is free to members and certified professionals only.  The webinar series pricing has been discounted for members and certified professionals because of this sponsorship.

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below. 

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Path of Resistance - How Resistance Affects Pathogen and Fungi Management

Pathogens and fungi are common in crop production and there are products available to manage these. Some of these organisms learn to adapt over time to current management strategies. How do they do this? This webinar will look into how pathogens and fungi are adapting to resist current management strategies and what can be done about it. This webinar is also a review for the resistance management specialty exam.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Carl Bradley
Extension Specialist in Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky Research and Extension Center

Dr. Bradley began his tenure as an Extension Specialist in Plant Pathology July 1, 2015.  He is based at the University of Kentucky Research and Extension Center in Princeton, where he focuses on Extension activities and applied research of corn, soybean, and wheat.

Carl earned his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Illinois.  He has served in professorial positions at the University of Illinois (2007-2015) and at North Dakota State University (2002-2006).  His program in pathology of grain crops is widely known and greatly respected throughout the U.S. and beyond.  We are excited to have him bring his expertise to the University of Kentucky.

$19.00 Members/Certified Professionals
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Integrated Pest Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Belligerent Bugs - How Resistance Affects Insect Management

Insect damage costs agriculture millions of dollars yearly. Insects are common in crop production and there many products, both engineered and external, for their management. How do these organisms continue to adapt to our management options? This webinar will look into how insects are adapting to resist current management strategies. This webinar is also a review for the resistance management specialty exam.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Adam Varenhorst
Entomolgy Specialist
South Dakota State University

Growing up on a farm in northwest Iowa, Dr. Varenhorst spent time scouting his family’s fields for pests and understands the impact pest issues can have on a grower’s bottom-line. In 2015, he was named, South Dakota State University Entomology Specialist where he can focus his career on helping growers protect their crops and livelihoods from pests. Varenhorst received a master’s and doctorate degree in entomology from Iowa State University in Ames. He focused his research on the management of soybean aphids by using selective insecticides and host plant resistance.

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$29.00 Non-members

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Integrated Pest Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Growing for Tomorrow - How Weed Resistance Management Can Lead to Sustainability

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American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by BASF.

Many factors play into the development of weed resistance, from using too few sites of action to overusing the same product. However, multiple strategies can be applied in the field by growers to preserve chemistries and prevent weed resistance. By following product labels, making timely herbicide applications and using the right sprayer technology, growers are able to effectively manage weed resistance risks in the field.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Chad Asmus
Technical Marketing Manager
BASF

Chad Asmus is a Technical Marketing Manager for BASF. In this role, he utilizes his agronomic and field sales experience to advance BASF’s crop protection portfolio. Having joined the BASF team in 2009 as a Technical Service Representative, Chad was responsible for the positioning of current and forthcoming crop protection products, including Engenia™ herbicide. Before Chad joined BASF, he served as an agronomist with Servi-Tech, Inc., where his consulting focused on corn, cotton, soybeans and more. Chad received his master’s and undergraduate degrees in Agronomy from Kansas State University. He currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Dr. Eric Prostko
Professor and Extension Weed Specialist
University of Georgia

Dr. Eric P. Prostko is a Professor and Extension Weed Specialist in the Department of Crop & Soil Sciences (100% extension). He is responsible for the state-wide extension weed science programs for peanut, field corn, soybean, grain sorghum, sunflower, canola, and sesame. He has been a faculty member at UGA since 1999.
Dr. Prostko is the author or co-author of 59 refereed journal articles, 183 scientific abstracts, and 784 extension publications and has made more than 985 educational presentations to county extension agents, growers, and the agricultural industry.

Cost:  Free to all registrants

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Integrated Pest Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Phosphorus Management Research and the 4Rs

Producers and consultants will continue to face challenges to reduce P losses from agricultural production. Recent meta-analyses have helped to determine the effect of some practices like incorporation or banding of P fertilizers and the use of conservation practices to reduce the potential for P loss. Recent research also points to the unintended consequences of practice changes if research is not robust enough.

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Soil & Water Management   0.5

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Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility

This bulletin identifies the macro- and micronutrients essential for plants and explains their function and mobility within plants. It lists the forms in which nutrients are taken up by plants and typical nutrient concentrations. It illustrates how nutrient needs change during the growing season and how plants take up nutrients. The various soil properties associated with retaining nutrients and supplying them to plants are discussed.

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Nutrient Management   1.0
Soil & Water Management   0.5

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Planting for Success - Home Garden Webinar

American households spend an average of $500 per year on garden plants. Additional labor goes into the planting and tending of the garden. But, gardens can bear fruit in many ways (pun intended!) They can provide food, exercise and shade for your family, shelter for wildlife, beauty for your neighborhood, and so much more – so they are worth the investment.

But sometimes a plant fails. It could be a bad purchase. Or the plant is located in the wrong place. Even the characteristics of the soil where the plant is growing affect its success. The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) have developed videos to help homeowners and landscapers protect garden investments.

Planting for Success covers a pre-purchase “four-point inspection” that can save you some heartache before you buy. Additionally, he reviews steps to prepare your plant for the shock of transplanting – and that a bit of pruning before transplanting can lead to a more robust plant in the long term.

Speaker:
Clay Robinson, PhD, is an avid gardener who is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) and Certified Crop Adviser (CCA). He has more than 30 years of experience in the field.

Cost: $5.99

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See also Digging for Success.

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Potential of Bioenergy Cropping Systems for Soil and Water Quality Improvement

The use of grains from row crops to produce bioethanol or biodiesels has had a negative impact on food prices. At the same time, systematic and complete removal of crop residues for biofuel production adversely impacts soil quality. This article discusses the seven-year change in some of the soil chemical properties that affect soil quality, following the adoption of three land uses: corn–soybean rotation, C4 warm-season grasses, and short-rotation willow farming.

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Soil & Water Management   0.5

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Precision Ag Updates Webinar Series

Precision agriculture is more than grid soil sampling, yield maps, and variable-rate fertilizer application, continues to evolve through innovation in the application of existing technology and the development of new technology. The acres on which some form of precision agriculture is practiced continue to expand.  In this webinar series, the CCA will learn principles for conducting and evaluating on-farm field trials, and hear from several agronomists and researchers on how field trials are being used to ground-truth precision ag technology, as research plots are scaled up for on-farm trials. Discussions will include using maps and remote sensing to identify field management zones.
 
CCA/CPAg:   1.0 Crop Management CEU per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting CEU per webinar

$65.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$144.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
On-farm Trials: How Do You Know a Good One When You See One? Part 1
On-Farm Replicated Strip Trials: from Data Collection, Analyses to Decisions
UAVs in Crop Agriculture:  Practical Applications and Lessons from Manned Aviation
Remote Sensing - The Present and The Promise

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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On-farm Trials - How Do You Know a Good One When You See One? Part 1

Improving nitrogen (N) and water use efficiency for cropping systems is of significant agronomic, economic, and environmental value to stakeholders. Precision agriculture technologies and methodologies offer potential opportunities for improving N and water management. The most promising way to improve the efficiency of agricultural inputs – is to apply them based on site-specific crop requirements. Sound N and water recommendations should take into account spatial (field-to-field, within a field) and temporal (within a season, among seasons) variability in soil residual N and available water. Crop yield potential response to N and water varies greatly depending on a variety of environmental factors. Crop canopy sensors enable us to access crop nutrient and water status mid-season and have been successfully utilized to predict yield potential in many crops around the world. Incorporating environmental characteristics, such as an estimate of crop water status, should further improve N and water recommendations. Conducting precision agriculture research in on-farm conditions offers several key advantages. It encourages collaboration of crop producers with the research institutions, includes growers in the management decision process, and generates results the local growers can trust. Furthermore, on-farm projects enhance the educational outreach and encourage the acceptance and adoption of precision agriculture technologies and methodologies. The webinar will provide information on completed and current on-farm projects focusing on precision N and water management. In addition, an overview of key components required for successful planning and implementation of on-farm studies will be covered.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Olga Walsh
Cropping Systems Agronomist and Extension Specialist
University of Idaho Parma Research and Extension Center, owalsh@uidaho.edu

Dr. Olga Walsh is a Cropping Systems Agronomist and Extension Specialist with the University of Idaho’s Parma Research and Extension Center. Olga was hired to direct the Cropping Systems program in September 2014. The program’s primary goals are two-fold: 1) develop applied research projects that address pressing needs of crop producers in Idaho and the Pacific Northwest region, and 2) conduct educational outreach to agricultural professionals. The program is currently focused on developing scientifically-based, field-tested, unbiased grower recommendations that would improve sustainability and profitability of farming operations. The current projects are in wheat, barley, dry beans, alfalfa and corn. Olga’s training and background is in Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrient Management. Originally from Russia, she obtained her BS degree in Soil Science at St. Petersburg State University, Russia. She received her MS and PhD degrees at the Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Prior to her UI appointment, she served as a Soil Nutrient Management Specialist with the Montana State University for 4 years. Olga is a published author on a variety of precision agriculture topics and has presented at numerous national and international precision agriculture events. Olga manages and writes for a Cropping Systems Blog (Idaho Crops & Soils), and writes and publishes a monthly newsletter – Idaho Crops & Soils News.

Members/Certified Professionals:  $25.00
Non-members:  $40.00

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Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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On-Farm Replicated Strip Trials - From Data Collection, Analyses to Decisions

On-farm replicated strip trials conducted by farmers with the help of agronomists and scientists are becoming common across country. Various precision agriculture technologies are used for planning, executing and collecting data from on-farm studies that are focused on evaluating different inputs and management practices. This presentation will describe the role of these technologies for collecting quality data. A set of practical hints for executing specific experimental designs and summarizing data should be of interest for many practical agronomists and crop advisers.  Also, the presenters will show examples of decision aid tools based on summaries of individual and a group of on-farm replicated strip trials to make economic decisions whether to use fungicides or change seeding rates in crop production.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Peter Kyveryga
Director of Analytics
Iowa Soybean Association

Peter Kyveryga helps farmers improve their economic and environmental performance through the use of data and advanced technologies. Peter earned his Ph.D. in Soil Science and Soil Fertility from Agronomy Department, Iowa State University. At the Iowa Soybean Association, he provides leadership for developing and executing best practices for data collection and data analyses from different on-farm agronomic and environmental studies, as well as communicating study results to farmers, industry professionals, and the scientific community. He serves as Technical Editor-Precision Agriculture for the Agronomy Journal of American Society of Agronomy.

Nate Dorsey
Agronomist
RDO Equipment Company

Nate Dorsey is an agronomist at RDO Equipment Co., the largest independent John Deere dealership in the world. He supervises a team of precision agriculture specialists in North Dakota and Minnesota as well as heads up agronomy-related initiatives throughout the company. Prior to working for RDO Equipment Co., he worked for Monsanto in their corn breeding program on the island of Maui. He has a master’s degree in agronomy from Kansas State University and a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Brigham Young University.

Members/Certified Professionals:  $25.00
Non-members:  $40.00

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Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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UAVs in Crop Agriculture: Practical Applications and Lessons from Manned Aviation

The interest in applications of UAVs in agriculture remains high, though many questions remain to be answered. This webinar will acquaint the CCA with the basic FAA regulations regarding UAV use, basics types used for agriculture, necessary activities before, during and after flights, and what manned aviation principles are applicable to unmanned applications. An agronomist will provide a personal perspective on using UAVs and present some basic applications for which he has used it in the field.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Chris Boomsma
Managing Director of Automated Field Phenotyping and Trait Development
Purdue University

Dr. Christopher Boomsma is the Managing Director of Automated Field Phenotyping and Trait Development at Purdue University.  In this role, he manages an inter-disciplinary, multi-institution field phenotyping research effort that involves, but is not limited to, the design, testing, and safe use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for the measurement of plant traits using advanced sensor technology.  Prior to this role, he held a number of positions at Dow AgroSciences including Agronomic Traits Product Characterization Leader, Area of Adaptation Development Leader, and Research Crop Physiologist and Product Development Agronomist.  He has a Ph.D. in Crop Physiology and Cropping Systems from Purdue University and a B.A. in Plant Science from Dordt College.

Juan Cantu
Innovative AgriVision, LLC
Owner

Juan Cantu is from a small farming/ranching community near Lubbock, TX. He has a B.S. in Agriculture from West Texas A&M University. His interest in precision agriculture grew while working at John Deere dealerships, and in the Integrated Solutions/Ag Management Solutions department. He became interested enough in the use of UAVs as another tool in precision agriculture toolbox that he started Innovative AgriVision, LLC in 2015. He uses UAVs to help identify problem areas in the field and uses NDVI imagery to diagnose the problems with the farmers/agronomists. He obtained the 233 Exemption in November 2015, and the COA was granted in January 2016. He gives demos to producers and agronomists, demonstrating the uses and potentials for UAVs in precision agriculture. Juan is working on a master’s degree with a concentration in Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University. He enjoys introducing new technology that will benefit growers, and doing the research to understand how that technology works. 2016 will be the first complete year Innovative AgriVision LLC will have, and hoping for a successful farming season using UAV technology.

Members/Certified Professionals:  $25.00
Non-members:  $40.00

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Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Remote Sensing - The Present and The Promise

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American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by senseFly.  For more information about drones for the modern farming professional, visit www.sensefly.com.

So you can collect more data? Is it relevant? Is it meaningful? Is it useful or just a marketing tool to show you are more innovative than your competition?  Remote sensing is not a new technology, but the sensor technology is developing more rapidly than research can determine what the sensor readings represent.

This webinar will build on the previous UAV webinar in February, going beyond FAA regulations, and an agronomist's early use of UAVs. The CCA will learn about the comparative benefits of low-elevation airplane imagery, satellite imagery, and UAV imagery, the types of sensors and the types of data they can collect, why sensor platforms may be use-specific, and what is required to interpret the maps generated. It will provide perspectives on why researchers are often reluctant to endorse certain technologies that are being marketed and sometimes widely used in the industry.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Nathan Stein
Ag Solutions Manager
Sensefly

Nathan is a senseFly Application Engineer dedicated to solutions in agriculture.  Past work in precision agriculture, aerial imagery and data analysis brought him to senseFly. He grew up on a family farm in north-central Iowa raising corn/soybeans and is still actively engaged in the operation.  His team he has pioneered the “drone-to-tractor” workflow, enabling farmers & agronomists to utilize imagery to make prescriptions - which export to leading brands of sprayers, fertilizer applicators and planters. His efforts continue in developing  new workflows that help agriculture professionals optimize the work they do.   

Nathan currently serves as chair of the Remote Sensing Workgroup for the AgGateway organization. He has been a speaker and on panels at several events, educational presentations and other meetings throughout the U.S.  Working in several states and countries he promotes a vision of informed agronomy, using UAV’s and other connected devices to create solutions to some of agriculture’s most demanding issues.

Members/Certified Professionals:  Free
Non-members:  $40.00

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Crop Management   1.0
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Precision Agriculture Economics and Decision Making-Beyond Profitability

When evaluating the economics of precision agriculture technologies (hardware or software), the results are as site specific as the technology. Following the appropriate decision-making framework and analyzing the technology for each unique circumstance and farm characteristics is imperative to making the correct investment decision.

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Crop Management   0.5

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Precision Agriculture Update: Variable Rate Technologies Webinar Series

Precision agriculture is being adopted to improve efficiency in resource allocation while attempting to limit adverse environmental effects and improve sustainability of crop production. This series will provide updates on the latest innovations and applications of variable rate technologies in fertilizer application, planting, and weed control. The fourth webinar will explore the topic of the field-readiness of UAV platforms.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 CEU in Crop Management per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 CEU in Professional Meetings per webinar

$90.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$144.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
VRT Fertilizer Applications
VRT Planting
VRT Weed Control
UAV Platforms:  Are They Ready?

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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VRT Fertilizer Applications

Variable rate fertilizer applications have been used for many years. How may new sensor technology, advances in integrating map data from several sources, and application technology affect the current applications in the field. How can CCAs take advantage of these advances to assist producers to apply nutrients for minimizing environmental losses while optimizing plant response?

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. Dave Franzen
Professor of Soil Science and Extension Soil Specialist
North Dakota State University

Dave Franzen is a Professor of Soil Science and Extension Soil Specialist at North Dakota State University. He is an alumnus of the University of Illinois, with a BS (1975), an MS in Soil Fertility (1976), and a PhD in Soil Chemistry (1993). He was employed for 18 years as agronomist/manager at retail fertilizer chain in Illinois, and became the North Dakota State University Extension Soil Specialist in 1994. Dave has conducted extensive research in soil sampling strategies for variable-rate nutrient management, into the use of satellite imagery as a predictive tool of in-season N requirements of several crops, and the use of ground-based active-optical sensors to direct in-season N requirements of those crops. Most recently, he published an NDSU Extension circular with algorithms for use in directing in-season N application to corn in North Dakota using two active-optical sensors in different soils and tillage systems at two different corn growth stages.

Ryan Molitor
Marketing Manager
Raven Industries

Ryan Molitor has a Bachelors in Management from the University of Sioux Falls and has been with Raven for 9 ½ years and has served in technical support, as a precision ag specialist and for the past five years as marketing manager. As part of this role, Ryan has had the opportunity to speak at various tradeshows, open houses and other industry events speaking not only on Raven products, but in promoting the benefits of precision ag technology and its impact on agriculture.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

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VRT Planting

Planter technology and control mechanisms are improving to allow changing the seeding rate relative to potential plant response across the field. Advances in technology also allows changing hybrids or cultivars across the field. Does the research on plant responses to changes in seeding rates and cultivars exist to support current uses in the field? What parameters should a CCA use when advising producers?

CEUs
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. Gregg Carlson
Professor/Extension Specialist-Rural Clean Water
South Dakota State University

Dr. Peter Kyveryga
Operations Manager – Analytics
Iowa Soybean Association

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

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VRT Weed Control

How may a CCA take advantage of advances in field mapping technology and on-board optical sensors on sprayer platforms in making pest management recommendations to producers?

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Shane Swedlund
Facility & Engineering Manager
Raven Industries-Applied Technology Division

Shane Swedlund is the Facility & Engineering Manager for Raven Industries Applied Technology Division in Brookings, SD. Shane is involved with SDSU on engineering and precision agriculture initiatives, as well as guiding the engineering and agricultural interns in the Brookings development office. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in 1992. Shane currently serves on the SDSU College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Advisory Board, as well as the Advisory Council for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Shane has worked with Raven Industries for over 22 years – in that time he has held a variety of engineering and management positions within three divisions of Raven. Over the past 13 years his efforts have been focused on Precision Agriculture. Prior to his current position within ATD he also led the technical-support/applications-engineering team and was a Senior Product Manager for Field Computers.

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Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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UAV Platforms: Are They Ready?

There is great interest in using UAV technology to scout fields for nutrient and pest management and pest problems. UAVs are a potential platform to carry optical and other sensors to help identify problems. This webinar will address what sensors are needed for these uses, what sensors are currently being used in the field, and are the sensors really ready for the field? Do the data exist to interpret the results of the technology? Should CCAs recommend using UAVs, and if so, with what caveats?

CEUs
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. Brian Arnall
Associate Professor
Oklahoma State University

Dr. Arnall’s extension, teaching, and research efforts are focused on precision technologies and nutrient management in all of Oklahoma’s cropping systems with an emphasis in site specific techniques. He works closely with extension educators and industry personnel to improve nutrient management practices in Oklahoma that will lead to increased profitability of Oklahoma producers. Dr. Arnall has been involved in sensor based technologies, remote sensing and variable rate application for more than ten years. He currently has several ongoing studies focused precision technologies including the developed of methods to use sensor based technologies in canola production and ground-truthing the use of sensors and VRT technologies in wheat, corn and sorghum production.

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Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Prevent Avian Flu with Proper On-Farm Biosecurity

Poultry producers in the southeastern U.S. need to be on guard for the avian flu as migratory water fowl fly south this fall and winter and potentially put billions of birds at risk of infection. Proper biosecurity measures are critical for helping to prevent spread of the virus.

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CEUs

Integrated Pest Management   0.5

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Probe to Prescription – Successful Soil Sampling in a “Big Data” World

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An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by Falcon Soil Technology.

This webinar will address the differences in soil sampling strategies that lead to collecting representative soil samples, including whole field, directed, grid, zone, and sub-zone methods, issues associated with sampling frequency. It also will provide information to help the CCA select the appropriate sampling regime to support their management scheme for providing sound advice to the farmers they serve.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Managment
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. David W. Franzen
Professor Soil Science and Extension Soil Specialist
North Dakota State University

Dr. David Franzen has a BS in forestry and MS in soils from the University of Illinois. He worked for 18 years as an agronomist/manager of a string of retail fertilizer locations in Illinois, that included its own soil testing laboratory and custom soil sampling service to other retailers and bank managers.

He completed his PhD in soils at the Univ Illinois in 1993, where he helped develop a grid sampling approach for site-specific nutrient management while working. He then helped develop the zone sampling approach for site-specific nutrient management, particularly for nitrogen from 1994-2004, and from 2000-2016 worked to improve fertility recommendations for wheat, corn, sunflower and other crops to be compatible with site-specific nutrient management. He has developed active-optical sensor algorithms for use in directing in-season N application to corn, and currently is working to develop algorithms for wheat, sunflower and sugar beets. He is currently a professor of soil science and extension soil specialist.

Dr. Harold F. Reetz, Jr.
Ph.D. - CPAg - CCA
Reetz Agronomics, LLC

Dr. Harold Reetz, Jr. is a CCA and CPAg, and has degrees in Agronomy from the Univ or Illinois, and Crop Physiology and Ecology from Purdue, completing his PhD in 1976. He has worked for Purdue University, the International Plant Nutrition Institute, and has worked with Argonne National Laboratory and the Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition, and has experience in bringing precision nutrient management to several countries in South America. In 2010, he started Reetz Agronomics, providing a broad range of agronomic consulting services. He provides CCA training, and is in demand as a speaker on cropping systems, precision agriculture, conservation systems, drainage management, on-farm research, among others. He is a consultant with CTIC on the Indian Creek Watershed Project in Livingston County, IL. He also contributed to the development of the 4Rs Nutrient Management Specialist credential for the CCA program.

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Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Promising Potential of Pulse Crops: Research-based Reasons and Real-life Lessons for Adding Pulse Crops into Crop Rotation Systems

An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by the USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council and the Crop Science Society of America.

Webinar Description:  Pulses is a broad term that includes multiple varieties of beans and peas:  dry beans, garbanzo beans, black-eyed peas, and lentils, to name a few.  During the 2016 International Year of Pulses, as declared by the United Nations, interest in (and demand for) this nutritious crop as a raw ingredient and as a food additive is increasing. Widely produced in Canada, and growing in popularity to diversify crop production in the USA, pulses are used in rotation and as cover crops, and have the potential to add economic and other environmental benefits. The webinar speakers will explore the history, current uses, and outlook for pulses in North American agriculture, so that you can share about those opportunities with your clients.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speakers:
Stephen O. Guy, PhD
Professor and Extension Agronomist
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Washington State University

Stephen is a professor at Washington State University and Extension agronomist in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences since 2008, and was a professor at the University of Idaho for 18 years prior to WSU. Primary responsibilities for both appointments were variety evaluation and cropping systems agronomy, Extension, and research. Primary crops studied include: spring and winter wheat and barley, grain legumes (dry pea, lentil, chickpea, and faba bean), and oilseeds (canola, camelina, mustard, and rapeseed). He has a Ph.D. in agronomy from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988; and B.S. and M.S. in Plant Pathology from Colorado State University.

Perry Miller, PhD
Professor of Sustainable Cropping Systems
Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University

Perry Miller is a Professor of Sustainable Cropping Systems in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University – conducting diversified dryland cropping systems research there since 1998. His research focuses on systems-level water and nitrogen budgets in diversified wheat-based farming systems. Specific research emphases include no-till and organic cropping systems, pulse crop ecology, winter dicot crops, cover crops, crop energy budgets, and best management practices for greenhouse gas mitigation. He has a B.Sc. in Agronomy – University of Saskatchewan (1984), M.Sc. in Crop Science – University of Guelph (1989), Ph.D. in Agronomy and Plant Genetics – University of Minnesota (1992). Before going to Montana, he had a post-doc at the University of Manitoba, and worked as an alternative crops agronomist for AAFC-SPARC in Saskatchewan.

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Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Promoting Crop and Soil Management Practices that Protect Water Quality Through a Unique Public/Private Partnership in Minnesota

Growing public pressure to reduce the amount of nitrogen and phosphorous entering ground and surface waters from agricultural sources is prompting new approaches to expand conservation practices in many parts of the US.  The 2008 Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan established a goal of reducing N and P loading of the Mississippi River system by 45%.  The State of Minnesota established a producer-level water quality certification program and passed a law that requires buffer strips or substitute alternative practices alongside all rivers streams adjacent to agricultural lands.  Although numerous agencies were involved, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture was authorized to lead the implementation and operation of the certification program, including integration of the buffer strip law.  Land O’Lakes Inc. and the State of Minnesota agreed to a unique collaboration to help engage more growers and their agronomic advisors in expanding the use of conservation practices and helping more growers achieve certification in the Minnesota water quality certification program.  We will discuss the process of forming this unique public/private partnership to help reduce the impacts of agriculture on water quality and the potential to expand this model to other geographies.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg/SSp: 1.0 Sustainability
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Todd A. Peterson, Winfield Solutions

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Proposed USEPA Guidelines Make Pollinators More Prominent in Pesticide Considerations

Aiming to protect honeybees and wild pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is adjusting its guidelines for the use of more than 70 pesticides.

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Integrated Pest Management   0.5

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Pulse Crop Diseases in the Pacific Northwest

This article provides a brief overview on some of the important diseases of pulse crops that farmers face in the Pacific Northwest. Some of the disease features are common among all pulse production areas, and some are peculiar to this particular region.

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Integrated Pest Management   1.0

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Putting the 4Rs of Nutrient Management into Practice in the Southeast

Rate, source, timing and placement of fertilizer can all have a great impact on the effectiveness of fertilizing any crop.  This is especially true when fertilizing agronomic crops such as cotton and peanut on sandy and low nutrient soils of the southeast.  Each of the 4Rs can be examined separately, for example nitrogen sidedress sources on cotton. In other examples, timing is critical, such as micronutrient applications like boron foliar fed on peanut.  And in other examples, more than one of the 4Rs have to be considered together, such as calcium applications on peanut.  The reasons for the each of these considerations will also be discussed. For example, the source and timing of calcium applications on peanut is influenced by the solubility of the calcium in different sources and the time of need for calcium by the developing peanut.  Proper fertilizer rates are usually determined by soil testing but can be affected by source, timing and placement.  Special placement issues such as starter fertilizers and fertigation will be discussed. In addition, fertilizer additives to improve the effectiveness of certain fertilizer sources will be examined.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Glendon Harris, University of Georgia

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Crop Management   1.0
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Quantifying Wetland Soil Properties and Functions in Restored and Natural Systems

This joint symposium will focus on the quantification of fundamental relationships among wetland soil morphology, hydroperiod, biogeochemical properties, and wetland functions with an emphasis on applications to wetland creation and restoration. Papers are invited that address one or more aspects of the quantitative and statistical validation of (a) changes over time in wetland soil properties, (b) comparisons between restored/created and natural wetland systems, (c) wetland soil properties as drivers of wetland functions, and (d) methods to evaluate the success of created and restored sites.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Jacob Berkowitz, US Army Corps of Engineers
Eric Bremeber, Western Ag Innovations
Robert Brooks, Pennsylvania State University
Christopher Craft, Indiana University
Thomas Dusey, USDA-ARS
John Galbraith, Virginia Tech
Martin Rabenhorst, University of Maryland
Bruce Vasilas, University of Delaware
Michael Vepraskas, North Carolina State University
G Richard Whittecar, Old Dominion University

$79.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$139.00 Non-members

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Soil & Water Management   3.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   3.5

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Race Against Time: California's Canning Tomato Industry Weights Management Options for Fusarium Wilt Rate 3

During the last five years, Fusarium wilt race 3 has moved quickly into all of California’s major tomato-producing counties, including Fresno County where about 40% of the state’s processing tomato production takes place. What actions can growers take to fight the disease?

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Integrated Pest Management   0.5

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Reduced-Lignin Alfalfa Provides Flexibility for Farmers

Striking a balance between forage quality and yield has always been a challenge for alfalfa growers. Reduced-lignin varieties are helping to ease the yield-quality tradeoff and provide more flexibility to farmers. 

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Crop Management   0.5

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Reducing Off-Farm Inputs with Crop Diversity, IPM, and Conservation Practices

The benefits of crop diversity are well known, but where do crop diversity and conservation practices pay off the most in production systems? Researchers at Penn State University are now in the seventh year of research looking to reduce off-farm inputs, limit environmental impact, and buffer farms against variability of input costs.

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Sustainability   0.5

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Re-inventing Austrian Winter Pea: Towards Developing Food Quality Winter Peas

In the dry areas of the Pacific Northwest where the typical rotation is winter wheat–summer fallow, farmers need a broadleaf rotational crop to improve the sustainability of the cropping system. Fall-sown, food quality, winter peas are poised to fill that need. 

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Crop Management   2.0

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Re-learning CRW Management in the Transgenic Era

Resistance to Bt-rootworm traits creates a management headache for corn growers and their advisors alike. While the temptation is great to merely layer more management inputs, it’s time to get a handle on the situation and re-assess your options, especially under today's tougher corn economics. This presentation will address the management challenges posed by resistance, review options, and provide viewers with a framework for making decisions on corn rootworm management. Specifically, we will refresh your basic information on corn rootworm management by exploring the pros and cons of individual management options (crop rotation, Bt-rootworm traits, soil insecticides, adult sprays), what works and doesn't work. From that foundation, I'll examine how to integrate these options into a more comprehensive decision framework. Re-learning corn rootworm management will enable participants to move away from insurance-based approach that favor resistance to a more dynamic approach that emphasizes managing corn rootworm populations by tailoring options to field-specific risk. This approach manages corn rootworm populations, reduces risk of resistance, and uses inputs that are truly needed.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Ken Ostlie
Professor and Extension Entomologist
Unviersity of Minnesota

My educational philosophy is to engage farmers, and their advisory ag professionals, in exploring the contemporary management challenges posed by changing insect risks, evolving technologies and dynamic production needs. These challenges provide an excellent opportunity to teach insect biology, ecology and management at its interface with crop production. I relish the constantly changing educational situation; every year brings different insect problems. Major foci of my extension activities have changed drastically over the last 10 years: European corn borer has faded from its status as a key pest only to be replaced by corn rootworms as their resistance to crop rotation intensifies. The invasive soybean aphid arrived in 2001 and changed the face of soybean production. Changing weather patterns has brought to the forefront other insect problems: bean leaf beetle, two-spotted spider mites and western bean cutworm. The introduction and rapid adoption of biotechnology has revolutionized corn rootworm and corn borer management. The necessity for insect resistance management vies with economic and logistical realities that farmers face in deciding their production practices. The current “insurance approach” towards use of crop inputs, such as Bt-corn, seed treatments and foliar insecticides now pose the greatest single hurdle to extension education programs.

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Integrated Pest Management   0.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   0.5

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Resistance Evolution and IRM for Corn Rootworm

Resistance to Bt corn by western corn rootworm has presented serious management challenges to farmers and crop consultants in the Corn Belt. This talk reviews what is known about the development of Bt resistance in the field, and the consequences of resistance for feeding injury and pest survival during future growing seasons. The presentation discusses approaches for managing western corn rootworm and the development of Bt resistance by this pest.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Aaron J. Gassman
Associate Professor, Department of Entomology
Iowa State University

Aaron Gassmann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University, with research and teaching responsibilities in integrated pest management, insect resistance management, and insect-plant interactions. His research focuses on interactions between insect pests and corn. Dr. Gassmann joined the faculty at Iowa State University in 2008. Prior to that, he completed postdoctoral training in the Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona, and the Department of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside. He has a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a B.A. in Biology from the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Gassmann has written 38 peer-reviewed publications, presented 32 invited seminars and symposia, coauthored 78 presentations at professional meetings, and contributed to more than 120 outreach publications and presentations.

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Integrated Pest Management   0.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   0.5

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Response of Glufosinate-Resistant Canola to Late Applications of Glufosinate

The objectives of this study were to characterize the effects of glufosinate application timing on glufosinate-resistant canola growth, yield, and yield components.

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Review/Evaluation of Commercial Offerings of Models and Products for Improving Fertilizer Management

NutrientStar is a program initiated in 2014 by the Environmental Defense Fund for the purpose of reviewing and characterizing nitrogen management tools and products. The effort involves a project management team and review panel of ten scientists and consultants with diverse scientific, technical and practical expertise. One goal is to evaluate the effectiveness of N management tools and practices by developing protocols for field strip trials to test the performance of these N management tools for their potential to improve upon producer practices. Another aspect of the program is to assemble a literature review of commercial products so that consultants and producers can readily consider the effectiveness of the various products to increase nitrogen use efficiency and producer profitability.  Several tools and products have worked through the evaluation process and more are undergoing testing in field and strip trials. The program aims to educate producers about the conditions where N management tools can best contribute to fertilizer optimization goals, and help guide producer decisions about which tools may be most appropriate for their regions and crops.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
James S. Schepers, USDA-ARS

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Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Revisiting Organic Agriculture Webinar Series

There is a resurgence of interest in organic agriculture motivated by consumer interest and concerns over the safety of their food supply. This monthly series will examine several issues associated with organic production and management.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:
Definitions and Regulatory Requirements (1.0 CEU Crop Management)
Seeds and Sources (1.0 CEU Crop Management)
Organic Weed Management (1.0 CEU Integrated Pest Management)
Organic Yields: More or Less, Along with Economics and Ecosystem Services (1.0 CEU Crop Management)
No Pesticides? No Problem! Insect Management in Organic Cropping Systems (1.0 CEU Integrated Pest Management)
Nutrient Management (1.0 CEU Nutrient Management)

CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings per webinar

$113.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$180.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
Definitions and Regulatory Requirements
Seeds and Sources
Organic Weed Management
Organic Yields: More or Less, Along with Economics and Ecosystem Services
No Pesticides? No Problem! Insect Management in Organic Cropping Systems
Nutrient Management

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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Definitions and Regulatory Requirements

Organic production, regulated by the National Organic Program of the USDA, is much more than substituting nonapproved inputs for approved ones.  It is a system of agriculture, reliant on natural processes such as use of plant and animal materials for soil fertility, diverse crop rotations and field borders for pest, disease and weed management and ecosystem health based in maintenance and improvement of natural resources.  The NOP regulations and the organic certification program will be discussed along with numerous activities and inputs a certified crop advisor or NRCS Technical Service Provider might recommend to organic farmers.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Harriet Behar
Senior Organic Specialist
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services (MOSES)

Harriet has interacted with farmers, feed mill operators, bankers, pest control technicians, extension agents, NRCS personnel, and other agriculture education professionals to inform them of organic systems and regulations.  She staffs the MOSES toll-free organic information line, answering a wide variety questions and writing about organic crops and livestock, processing and marketing. Harriet has visited over 2000 organic farms and processing facilities around the world, but mostly in the Upper Midwest.  She is an approved TSP for writing NRCS CAP 138, transition to organic plan.

On her own farm, she has been growing organic vegetables since 1973, and has operated a certified organic farm since 1989 of vegetables, herbs, bedding plants and small grains on her 216 acres in the hills of Southwestern Wisconsin. She and her husband have an on-farm, state licensed dehydration facility, a large solar greenhouse for commercial scale spring bedding plants and winter vegetable production.

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Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Seeds and Sources

The National Organic Program regulations require that organic farmers use organically grown seeds, except when an equivalent organically produced variety is not commercially available.  The webinar will cover the availability of organic seed, as well presenting guidance to clarify the organic seed regulatory requirement. We will discuss the increasing enforcement of this requirement and the documentation required by certifiers. The presenters will also provide an industry and farmer perspective on traits of interest for agronomic crops grown organically, and what an organic farmer might look for when selecting varieties for organic production systems.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Erin Silva
Assistant Professor, Organic Production Specialist
Universit of Wisconsin - Madison

Erin Silva is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Organic and Sustainable Cropping Systems at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Her research and extension program includes organic row crop, vegetable, and pasture production.  A significant component of her research focuses on variety trialing and selection for organic production systems, including organic trials of silage corn, pasture grasses, and vegetables.  Dr. Silva serves on the Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council and the Organic Center’s Science Advisory Board.

Elia Romano
Sales Specialist
Albert Lea Seed

Elia Romano is a principal buyer of organic and non-gmo seed for the Albert Lea Seed House, a family-owned seed company based in Minnesota.  He has over 15 years of experience in the seed industry working directly with organic farmers in the U.S. and Canada.  In 2011, Elia was appointed to the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force and served two terms.

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Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Organic Weed Management

Weed pest management must be an ongoing consideration for organic farmers to achieve acceptable yields and crop quality. A system of weed management that includes multiple tactics will help reduce losses in both the short and long term. Various weed management tactics fall into two major categories: cultural and mechanical. Cultural tactics are associated with enhancing crop growth or cover, while mechanical tactics are used to kill, injure, or bury weeds. During a cropping season, successful organic weed management will rely on the cultural tactics described in the webinar to achieve competitive crop plants and will use the mechanical tactics to reduce the weed population that emerges in the crop.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton
Associate Professor
North Carolina State University

Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton is Associate Professor of Organic Cropping Systems at North Carolina State University.  As an agronomist with both research and extension responsibilities, he develops recommendations for organic production of corn, soybeans and wheat.  His most recent work has been on the development of reduced tillage methods for organic crops, plant breeding for increased weed competiveness, and greenhouse gas emissions from organic and conventional farming systems.  He also serves as the Assistant Director of Research at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and is head of the Farming Systems Research Unit, a long-term experiment studying how alternative farming systems impact soil processes.

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Integrated Pest Management   1.0
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Organic Yields: More or Less, Along with Economics and Ecosystem Services

Organic sales continue to increase in the U.S., with the organic industry listed at $39.1 billion at the last census. Organic corn and soybean continue to dominate organic grain markets, but organic wheat, oats, spelt and other crops are traded both locally and internationally. Annual certified organic soybean production in the U.S. was listed at 125,621 acres in 2011 (NASS, 2012), which remains insufficient to meet the demand for soy-based organic food and animal feed in the U.S. Foreign countries have been increasingly supplying the U.S. with organic grains to meet this demand, and in the first part of 2015, imports of organic soybeans have increased 50% over the previous period. In order to increase the transition to organic grain production, producers need science-based results demonstrating the benefits of organic production in terms of yields, soil/water quality improvements, and economic performance. Long-term organic farming system trials across the U.S. have proven useful in providing supporting evidence for successful transition from conventional to organic practices. The Iowa State University Long-Term Agroecological Research (LTAR) experiment was established in 1998 with local farmer input on design and management, and employs annual farmer evaluation of progress and future plans. The organic system in the LTAR, which includes perennial forage crops and small grains rotated with corn and soybeans, has shown organic yields, particularly those from longer rotations, equivalent to conventional yields. Over all years, organic returns have averaged twice those of conventional returns. In addition to yield comparisons, necessary for determining the viability of organic operations, ecosystem services, such as soil carbon capture, nutrient cycling, pest suppression, and water quality enhancement, have been documented for organic systems. Outcomes from long-term trials have been critical in determining factors underlying less than optimal yields in organic systems, which typically involved inadequate weed management and insufficient soil fertility in certain sites. Because of strong demand, organic corn is currently selling for $11.88/bu and organic feed-grade soybeans are $24.83/bu. Feed-grade oats are $5.47/bu and feed-grade wheat is $8.81/bu. Economics will play a key role in encouraging transition to organic, as conventional grain prices are returning a third to half of organic prices, with input costs also increasing.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Kathleen Delate
Professor of Organic Agriculture
Joint appointment: Department of Agronomy and Department of Horticulture
Iowa State University

Kathleen’s current position as Professor at Iowa State University is a joint position between the departments of Horticulture and Agronomy, where she is responsible for research, extension and teaching in organic agriculture. She was awarded the first faculty position in Organic Agriculture at a Land Grant University in the United States in 1997. She has a B.S. in Agronomy and an M.S. in Horticulture from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Ecology from the University of California-Berkeley. She has farmed organically in Iowa, California, Florida and Hawaii.

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Crop Management   1.0
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No Pesticides? No Problem! Insect Management in Organic Cropping Systems

According to USDA organic regulations, organic farming systems should rely on cultural, mechanical, and biologically-based practices to prevent pests from reaching economically-damaging levels.   GMOs are not allowed, and the use of synthetic insecticides in organic crop production is virtually excluded. Only when cultural, mechanical, and biological practices are insufficient to prevent or control crop pests may an allowable substance be applied to suppress pests. Even though allowable materials are available, their cost is often prohibitive for use in agronomic crops. In this webinar, we will provide a brief overview of commonly-recommended insect management practices for organic agronomic crops, and discuss in more depth practices that affect insect communities in the context of ecological food webs. We will provide specific examples of practices that promote “top-down” control of insect populations by natural enemies, such as ground and tiger beetles; and “bottom-up” control through management effects (e.g., soil fertility) on the quality of crops as a host plant for plant-feeding insects.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Mary Barbercheck
Professor and Extension Specialist of Entomology
Penn State University

Mary Barbercheck is Professor and Extension Specialist of Entomology at Penn State University. Since 2002, her research has focused on the effects of cover crop-based rotational no-till and other approaches to reducing tillage on soil-dwelling arthropods, insect pathogens (nematodes and fungi), and soil function in transitioning and organic agronomic crop systems.  Her extension programs focus on biologically-based IPM, the soil food web, and soil health in agricultural production systems.  

Ariel Rivers
Dual-title Doctoral Candidate in Entomology and International Agriculture and Development
Penn State University

Ariel Rivers is a dual-title doctoral candidate in entomology and international agriculture and development at Penn State University. Ariel has a broad background in on-farm resource conservation. In her doctoral research she is examining the effects of diverse, reduced-tillage cropping systems on the ground-dwelling arthropod community, with a goal of understanding the impacts of agricultural practices on biological control of pest arthropods.

Ebony Murrell
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecosystem Science and Management
Penn State University

Ebony Murrell is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State University.  Her research focuses on using organic farming practices to suppress insect pests.  Her most recent research has investigated whether soil fertilization and cover cropping can be used to increase predatory insects, improve plant chemical defenses against herbivory, or do both.

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Integrated Pest Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Nutrient Management

What are the key differences between organic and conventional soil fertility management? What nutrient management approaches commonly used by organic producers? This session will present basic concepts to help you work with organic producers and improve soil nutrient status. We will place special emphasis on nitrogen management and tools organic growers use to manage this critical nutrient cycle. We will also provide resources that you can use to learn about organic nutrient management. Join organic farmer Carmen Fernholz and soil scientist Julie Grossman for this valuable webinar to enhance your toolbox for organic nutrient management!

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Carmen Fernholz
A-Frame Farm

Carmen Fernholz and his wife Sally operate a 425-acre, organic, cash-grain farm near Madison, Minnesota. They grow row crops of corn and soybeans and small grains and alfalfa hay. Carmen started farming in 1971 and was first certified organic in 1976. He also presently serves as an organic research coordinator for the University of Minnesota working primarily with cash grain crops, and is involved with many collaborative organic research projects on his farm.

Julie Grossman
Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota

Julie Grossman is a soil scientist in the University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Science who specializes in the soil fertility of organic cropping systems. Her work emphasizes improved management of plant-soil-microbe relationships in organic systems, especially the use of legumes to help provide nitrogen to crops. Dr. Grossman comes most recently from a faculty position in the Department of Soil Science at NC State University, where she spent 7 years working in soil fertility management of organic farming systems. She holds an M.S. in Soil Science and Ph.D. in Agronomy and Plant Genetics from the University of Minnesota, and was an NSF Post-doctoral Fellow at Cornell University.

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Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Rising Popularity of Sorghum Highlights Management Conserns, Solutions

The leap in sorghum’s popularity in the Central and Southern Plains is highlighting management concerns related to weed control, standability, and more recently, sugarcane aphids.

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Crop Management   1.0

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Risk and Profitability in Selecting a Maturity Group and Planting Date in Soybean Production

This study was conducted in Tennessee to (a) determine the profit-maximizing planting dates for soybean maturity groups II-V; and (b) assess the tradeoffs between risk and expected net returns due to planting date, maturity group, and crop insurance coverage level.

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Risk Drives Demand for Professional Nutrient Management

The laws are changing around nutrient management planning along with the liability risk. If you are doing nutrient management planning for your clients, you need to remain well informed not only about the science, but also about the regulations and legal issues.

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Nutrient Management   0.5

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Row Arrangement, P Fertility, and Hybrid Contributions to Managing Increased Plant Density of Corn

2014 - November - Crops & Soils - A two-year research study was designed to understand the possible interactions of plant density, row arrangement, and P fertility on grain yield and yield components of corn. The hypothesis was that yield improvements might be achieved with elevated plant density only when complementary management practices such as row arrangement, supplemental P fertility, and hybrid selection are used.

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Crop Management   1.5

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Schaeffer Specialized Lubricants Agronomy Training-SCHAEFFER EMPLOYEES ONLY

Fundamentals in Applied Agronomy - Soil and Water Management
Lesson 1. Orientation to Class. Soil Chemical, Physical and Biological Characteristics

Fundamentals in Applied Agronomy - Nutrient Management
Lesson 1. Basic Concepts of Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility, The Nitrogen Cycle, Soil pH

Lesson 2. Liming and Soil Amendments; Fertilizers, Manure, & Other Nutrient Sources; Fertilizer Additives

Lesson 3. Soil and Tissue Analysis, Fertilizer Calculations, Nutrient Application

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 6.0 Nutrient Management and 2.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 8.0 Professional Meetings

Cost: $198.00

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Nutrient Management   6.0
Soil & Water Management   2.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   8.0

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Soil and Water Management Lesson 1

Lesson 1
Orientation to Class
Soil Chemical, Physical and Biological Characteristics

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Nutrient Management Lesson 1

Lesson 1
Basic Concepts of Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility
The Nitrogen Cycle
Soil pH

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Nutrient Management Lesson 2

Lesson 2
Liming and Soil Amendments
Fertilizers, Manure, & Other Nutrient Sources
Fertilizer Additives

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Nutrient Management Lesson 3

Lesson 3
Soil and Tissue Analysis
Fertilizer Calculations
Nutrient Application

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Science Behind a Soil Conservation Practice Standard for Soil Amendments

The overall goal will be to present the science behind the development of a Conservation Practice Standards for the use of soil amendments.  Specific criteria for the use of by-product gypsum as a soil amendment will be presented.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 3.5 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 3.5 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Ray B. Bryand, USDA-ARS
Rufus L. Chaney, USDA-ARS
Warren Dick, Ohio State University
Owen Fenton, TEAGASC
Michael B. Jenkins, USDA-ARS
William F. Kuenstler, USDA-NRCS
LLoyd Darrell Norton, USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory
Jose Miguel Reichert, Federal University of Santa Mara
Michael J. Singer, University of California
Malcolm Sumner, University of Georgia
H. Allen Torbert, USDA-ARS

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Soil & Water Management   3.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   3.5

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Selected Management Factors for Economically Increasing Soybean Yield

Opportunities exist for farmers to increase soybean yield and profitability by improving plant establishment practices. Also, numerous special inputs that may add to soybean profits are being marketed. A North Dakota study was conducted with selected intensive management practices and inputs to examine potential increases in yield and profit.

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Crop Management   0.5

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Semi-Arid Dryland Cropping Systems: I

The theme is development and advancement of cropping systems in semi-arid regions. The goal of the oral session is to get an overview of current cropping systems research in semi-arid regions, identify characteristics for improved cropping systems, and trends in advancements.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Abdelfettah Berrada, Colorado State University
Lucas Haag, Kansas State University
Jonathan D. Holman, Kansas State University
Alan J. Schlegel, Kansas State University

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Crop Management   1.0
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Slowing the Spread of Soybean Cyst Nematode

2015 - September - Crops & Soils - The soybean cyst nematode is the most widespread cyst nematode in the United States and Canada of economic importance. This article provides an overview of the pest along with management options for slowing its spread.

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Integrated Pest Management   0.5

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Soil Acidity Limits Wheat Yield in Dryland Regions in the Inland Pacific Northwest

In an ongoing long-term experiment, the influence of tillage and N fertilizer management on soil acidity, soil organic matter, and wheat yield in dryland winter wheat–summer fallow systems was examined.

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Soil & Water Management   0.5

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Soil and Vegetation Management for Stormwater Control

Urban water quality is an increasingly important environmental issue, and stormwater represents a great quantity of manageable water in urban environments. Stormwater can contribute considerable pollutant loads to surface water bodies. The objective of this symposium is to provide a state of the knowledge with regard to stormwater quantity and quality issues and management practices to control these.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 3.5 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 3.5 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Gregory Evanylo, Virginia Tech
Richard McLaughlin, North Carolina State University
Michael Trojan, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Ryan Winston, North Carolina State University
Pierre A. Bordenave, J L Patterson and Associated, Inc
Steven Rodie, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Andy Szatko, City of Omaha Stormwater Program

$75.00 Members/Certified Professionals
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Soil & Water Management   3.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   3.5

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Soil Health Webinar Series

Understanding soil health it is a popular topic today. Improving soil health begins with understanding the quality of the soil resource to support good health. The health of the soil depends on having an extensive food web to support a myriad of microorganisms and soil animals. And to improve soil health we have to  be able to measure change. Lastly growers can adopt a range of practices such as no-till, cover crops, etc. that can improve health. This webinar series will look at a range of aspects on soil health and provide a solid basis for understanding and improving it.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:
Soil Health/Quality:  Can't Have Health Without Quality (1.5 Nutrient Management)
Introduction to Soil Health and the Soil Food Web (1.5 Soil and Water Management)
Soil Flora:  How Microbial Communities Define Soil Health (1.5 Soil and Water Management)
Soil Fauna:  Animals of the Soil and the Role They Play in Soil Health (1.5 Soil and Water Management)
Soil Respiration and Nutrient Cycling (1.0 Nutrient Management)
Different Techniques to Improve Soil Health (1.5 Soil and Water Management)

CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings per 1 hour webinar or 1.5 Professional Meetings per 1.5 hour webinar

$175.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$265.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
Soil Health/Quality:  Can't Have Health Without Quality
Introduction to Soil Health and the Soil Food Web
Soil Flora:  How Microbial Communities Define Soil Health
Soil Fauna:  Animals of the Soil and the Role They Play in Soil Health
Soil Respiration and Nutrient Cycling
Different Techniques to Improve Soil Health

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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Soil Health/Quality: Can't Have Health Without Quality

Kucera’s presentation will describe how soil quality relates to overall soil health and what each term means. Living organisms/ecosystems have health, while non-living objects or parameters have quality. Soil health relates to using proper management techniques/planning principles including minimize disturbance, keeping the soil covered, growing living root systems throughout the year, use of diverse crops, and provide for the continued capacity of the soil to function as a vital living ecosystem. Key soil functions include: nutrient & energy cycling; water (infiltration and availability); filter and buffer water that moves through the soil profile; provide physical stability and support for plants and structures; and provide habitat for diverse soil biota.  Simple assessments of physical, chemical & biological soil quality indicators can be measured or compared to other sites (qualitative or quantitative). Soil quality is often referred to in scientific literature and journals relating to specific indicators of soil quality. Common soil quality indicators can include soil pH, soil EC, compaction, soil structure, aggregate stability, respiration, organic matter, and many others.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.5 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.5 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Michael Kucera
Agronomist
National Survey Center

Mike Kucera is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a BS in Soil Science/Agronomy/Range Management and a MS in Water Resources specializing in phosphorus management.  Family includes wife Karen; Sons Andy and Zac; and daughter Megan.  Thirty four years of work experience with NRCS in Iowa and Nebraska in various roles including Soil Conservationist, Range Conservationist, District Conservationist, Area Resource Conservationist, State Agronomist, State Water Quality Specialist, State Resource Conservationist and currently an Agronomist at the National Soil Survey Center in Lincoln Nebraska.  Mike grew up on a farm in South Central Nebraska; owns a small farm; is a Certified Crop Advisor and serves on the Nebraska CCA board; and is a member of the Soil & Water Conservation Society.  Recent awards include CCA educator of the year, and Honorary State FFA Degree from Nebraska FFA Association for developing Nebraska Agricultural Education Soils Project that included training to all FFA instructors and development of a “Soil Quality Bucket” and associated guidance for soil quality indicators for educators across Nebraska.  This concept has been spread and shared around the United States.  Mike enjoys family activities, playing basketball, golf, hunting turkeys and is an avid sports fan.

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Nutrient Management   1.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.5

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Introduction to Soil Health and the Soil Food Web

The soil food web is the community of organisms living all or part of their lives in the soil. It describes a complex living system in the soil and how it interacts with the environment, plants, and animals. They range in size from the tiniest one-celled bacteria, algae, fungi, and protozoa, to the more complex nematodes and micro-arthropods, to the visible earthworms, insects, small vertebrates, and plants. These organisms eat and grow and impact the soil and move through the soil, making it possible to have clean water, clean air, and healthy plants. The presentation will looking at the overall functioning of the soil food web, how it is intertwined and how it benefits the soils and all living species both below and about ground.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.5 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.5 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Elaine Ingham
President
Soil Foodweb Inc. and Soil Life Consultant

Elaine Ingham is an American soil biology researcher and founder of Soil Foodweb Inc. She is known as a leader in soil microbiology and research of the soil food web. She is an active presenter to audiences worldwide and author of the USDA's Soil Biology Primer.

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Soil & Water Management   1.5
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Soil Flora - How Microbial Communities Define Soil Health

Soil health is very popular today and understanding it can improve soil productivity and sustainability. This presentation will define a functional microbial community- and what services will it provide. Address what farmers can do to improve the services provided by the microbial community. And how to profile the microbial community and measure positive change.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.5 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.5 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Jill Clapperton, PhD
Principal Scientist and President
Rhizoterra

Jill Clapperton (PhD) is the Principal Scientist and Co-founder of Rhizoterra Inc. She is a well-known researcher, international lecturer and advocate for practices that promote soil health.  Her company Rhizoterra, believes that healthy soil grows healthy food, and that makes healthy people (livestock, too). Our research farm in eastern Washington is a proving ground for new dryland crops, rotations, technology, and products that help create healthy productive soils. Rhizoterra wants agricultural businesses and consumers to make informed decisions about food based on science.

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Soil & Water Management   1.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.5

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Soil Fauna - Animals of the Soil and the Role They Play in Soil Health

The presentation will review the different animals that are important to soil health. These soil animals feed on other animals and organic matter and contribute directly to nutrient cycling in soil when they release nutrients in their excreta. Soil animals improve soil structure by forming channels and pores, concentrating fine soil particles together into aggregates and by fragmenting and mixing organic matter through soil.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.5 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.5 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Odette Menard
Conservation Specialist
Quebec Ministry of Agriculture

Odette Menard is a conservation specialist for the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture and she has made a career of helping Eastern Canadian producers take a new look at how they manage their soil – and it’s her passion. She is an agricultural engineer from Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec and member of the Soil Conservation Hall of Fame.

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Soil & Water Management   1.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.5

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Soil Respiration and Nutrient Cycling

Soil CO2 Respiration is a common gauge used to assess soil health and to estimate potential nutrient mineralization. This presentation will cover the elements of measuring soil respiration with a focus on the Solvita CO2-Burst test monitored by ALP and NAPT labs. It will also cover measuring basal CO2 respiration in field-moist sample, and briefly introduce a new procedure for labile amino-N. The overall emphasis for soil health is from the perspective of someone doing it in the lab and partly in the field. The presenter will also review measuring root mass, earthworm counts and soil enzymes, and how these tests relate to each other and soil health.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Will Brinton
Founder
Woods End Laboratories

Will Brinton, PhD is founder of Woods End Laboratories which specializes in soil and compost testing and recently launched the new Soil Health Nutrient Toolbox. Brinton and Richard Haney, Ph.D., a soil scientist with USDA Agricultural Research Services (ARS) in Texas, collaborated to standardize a cost-effective soil biology test to commercial labs. The basis was the Solvita test which Brinton developed, a means to measure microbial CO2-respiration. Solvita is currently part of the ALP and NAPT proficiency program. In addition to directing a soil test lab Brinton operates a 25 acre research farm in Mt Vernon Maine specializing in cover crops and herbicide biodegradation, and is co-manager of a family sustainable forestry enterprise of 1,000 acres.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

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Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Different Techniques to Improve Soil Health

The soil biological component is not well understood and in many cases is taken for granted. However, it is the interaction of the physical, chemical and biological components which dictate how the soil will function. The challenge is how best to ramp up the soil’s biological activity without affecting crop yields or profits. Specific examples of different strategies to improve soil health will be explored. Although there are many ways to approach this, as with many things, the devil is in the details.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.5 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.5 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dan Towery
Ag Conservation Solutions, LLC

Dan Towery operates Ag Conservation Solutions in Lafayette, Ind., and focuses on no-till, cover crops and soil health.  He is a conservation consultant to several other agriculture associations, foundations, and businesses.  Dan was with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for 25 years and was a liaison between NRCS and Conservation Technology Information Center for the last 10 years of his service. He is currently president of the International Soil and Water Conservation Society and also vice
President of NICHES Land Trust.

$40.00 Members/Certified Professionals
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Soil & Water Management   1.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.5

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Soil Nutrient Management for Canola

This publication presents sound soil fertility management for canola production. It covers soil and tissue testing with photographs to help identify nutrient deficiencies. Guidelines for appropriate fertilizer rates, placement, timing and sources are provided.

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Nutrient Management   1.5

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Soil Sampling and Laboratory Selection

Soil testing and laboratory selection are critical components in selecting fertilizer rates. This bulletin describes soil sampling and handling procedures, explains the different philosophies in soil testing programs, and provides criteria for selecting analytical laboratories.

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Nutrient Management   1.5

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Soilborne Diseases of Vegetable Crops: Problematic Challenge

This article looks discusses four reasons why soilborne diseases are so challenging for vegetable producers and examines a case study of a soilborne disease—Pythium wilt in California.

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Integrated Pest Management   0.5

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Soybean Planting Depth Can Affect Plant Densities and Yield Even Under Ideal Emergence Conditions

The optimum soybean depth range is narrow, and seed costs, which have doubled in the last 10 years, are the most expensive input for soybean production. Replicated field-scale (5 to 10 ac) studies were conducted on three New York farms with distinctly different soils to evaluate soybean plant establishment and yield at 1.0-, 1.5-, 2.0-, and 2.5-inch planting depths.

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Soybean Response to Rhizobia Inoculant, Gypsum, Manganese Fertilizer, Insecticide, and Fungicide

2015 - September - Crops & Soils - The objectives of this study were to assess if Rhizobia inoculant, gypsum, foliar Mn fertilizer, foliar insecticide, and foliar fungicide applications increase soybean grain yield.

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Crop Management   1.5

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Soybean Yield and Nodulation Response to Crop History and Inoculation

This article looks at the influence of crop history, inoculation, and manure on soybean nodulation and yield.

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Crop Management   0.5

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Soybean Yield Repsonse to Foliar-Applied Micronutrients and Relationships Among Soil and Tissue Tests

In recent years, farmers and crop consultants have been asking many questions about the value of soil and tissue testing and possible yield loss from deficiency of micronutrients. This study evaluated soybean yield response to foliar application of micronutrients in Iowa as well as the relationships between soil and plant-tissue test results.

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Nutrient Management   0.5

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Spray Strategies for Effective and On-Target Applications

With weed resistance and tough to control weeds challenging growers, routine use herbicide resistant crops and the introduction of advanced crop protection products and spray technologies, there’s a need for training agronomists, custom applications and growers to manage the complex spray environment. The course will review best management practices and factors that affect their herbicide application, reduce the risk of drift and review management plans that include multiple strategies to ensure proper application and efficacy.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.5 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.5 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Robert E. Wolf, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Kansas State University        
Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department

Robert E. Wolf retired as a professor emeritus from Kansas State University where he was a Professor and Extension Specialist in Application Technology in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department.  He had been in this position for 12+ years.  Prior to that Bob was in a similar position which also included Pesticide Applicator Training responsibilities for 10 ½ years at the University of Illinois.   Bob began his career as a Vocational Ag Teacher at Paris, IL, a position he held for 10 years.  

Bob’s main responsibility at Kansas State was to conduct an extension and research program in all areas of chemical/pesticide application with a particular emphasis on nozzle technology.  His research focus has been to evaluate nozzle types for improved efficacy while minimizing spray drift.  He is considered renowned for his work in training pesticide applicators worldwide.

Bob has formed a consulting company to continue his work with the application industry.  He and Julia have moved to their new home near Mahomet, IL to be closer to family and operate the consulting business.

$40.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$60.00 Non-members

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Integrated Pest Management   1.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.5

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Steps to Managing the Sugarcane Aphid in Grain Sorghum

The sugarcane aphid, first discovered in grain sorghum late in the 2013 growing season, is capable of causing substantial damage to the crop if left unmanaged. However, with timely management, its effects can be minimized.

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Integrated Pest Management   0.5

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Subsurface Application Enhances Benefits of Manure Redistribution

Sustainable nutrient management requires redistribution of livestock manure from nutrient-excess areas to nutrient-deficit areas. Field experiments were conducted to assess agronomic and environmental effects of different poultry litter application methods (surface vs. subsurface) and timings (fall vs. spring) in a potential manure-importing region in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in the United States.

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Nutrient Management   0.5

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Sulfur Fertilization: Improving Alfalfa Yield and Quality in Ontario, Canada

2015 - July - Crops & Soils - With the decrease in sulfur (S) deposition levels from acid rain over the last few decades, there has been an increasing prevalence of suspect reports of S deficiencies in crops in southern Ontario and a number of U.S. states. This article discusses the results of S response trials on alfalfa in Ontario.

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Summer Legume Green Nitrogen Crops Affect Winter Wheat Forage in Continuous Rotation

Costs for inorganic nitrogen (N) fertilizers in the Southern Great Plains have increased sharply in recent years. In response, there has been increased interest from producers over the potential merits of using annual legumes as N sources. This study describes the influence of summer-grown forage legumes, used as “green” N sources, on forage production by following crops of winter wheat in continuous rotations.

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Nutrient Management   0.5

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Sustainability in the Food Supply Chain

The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and the Certified Crop Adviser Program (CCA) will be hosting a unique event tied to sustainability and its role in the Agricultural and Food industries. The day of sessions will cover the whole food supply chain from input company, to grower, to trader/mill, to food company, to consumer.

The whole food supply chain will be represented on two separate panels with their own unique perspectives on sustainability within the marketplace.

Panel members include the following:
• Greg Richards, Agronomy Manager, American Crystal Sugar
• Marty Muenzmaier, Director, Cargill Corn Milling North America
• Gary Halvorson, CHS, Inc. Vice President, Farm Supply
• Steve Peterson, Former Director Sustainable Sourcing at General Mills  (retired 8/1/15)
• Amy Braun, Senior Sustainability Manager, Kellogg
• Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas, Executive Director of The Mosaic Company Foundation and Senior Manager of Social    Responsibility, The Mosaic Company
• Jennifer Shaw, Head, Sustainable Solutions, Syngenta
• Moira McDonald, Senior Program Officer, The Walton Family Foundation
• Todd Peterson, Ph.D., Winfield Stewardship Lead
• Tom Oswald, United Soybean Board Director & Grower

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 3.0 Professional Development
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 3.0 Professional Meetings

$65.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$120.00 Non-members

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Professional Development   3.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   3.0

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Sustainable Agricultural Intensification vs. Value Chain Efficiency: Issues and Challenges

Sustainable agricultural intensification demands equal attention to both sustainability and intensification. Development and use of ecologically, economically and socially efficient technologies is critical to optimize the supply and demand sides of the food value chain that involves many actors and activities from production in the field to consumption at home. This session will address the various issues and challenges that influence the efficiency of agricultural value chain: on the supply side with agricultural intensification consistent with enhanced resource base and ecosystem services and improved environment; and on the demand side with population growth, food consumption patterns, food wastage.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 3.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 3.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Vethalya T. Balasubramanian, IRRI Alumni
Damien Field, University of Sydney
Darlene C. Florence, Emery Oleochemicals, LLC
Nicholas J. Goeser, National Corn Growers Association
Jagdish K. Ladha, IRRI-India
Johannes Lehmann, Cornell University
Chul-Hee Lim, Korea University
Olive Tuyishime, Kenyatta University

$69.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$119.00 Non-members

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Crop Management   3.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   3.0

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The 4Rs and Potassium

Potassium (K) behavior in the soil is different from nitrogen (N) or phosphorus (P). While some of the same factors influence your 4R decisions, the variability of the soil’s ability to supply and store K is quite dynamic.

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Nutrient Management   0.5

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The 4Rs in Crop Nitrogen Research

A growing number of researchers are looking at how the 4Rs of nutrient application—source, rate, time, and place—affect crop uptake and yields. This article begins a new series from The Fertilizer Institute highlighting some of the latest 4R research.

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The Incorporation of Irrigation Scheduling Into Precision Agriculture: A Holistic Approach

Dynamic variable-rate irrigation has the potential to increase the water use efficiency of crops grown in the Southeast. While the adoption of these technologies can increase the required management intensity of irrigation, it can also increase whole-farm profitability.

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The Intersection of Water Quality and Agriculture: Partnering with Agriculture on Issues, Challenges and Promising Solutions - Afternoon

Minnesota is known as the land of 10,000 lakes and holds the headwaters of the Mississippi River that flows over 2,300 miles from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. As such, the state is the definition of upstream in the Mississippi River Watershed, which covers approximately 40% of the lower 48 states.  It is estimated that well over 50 cities rely on the Mississippi River for their water supply. The watershed produces approximately 92 percent of the U.S. agricultural exports, 78 percent of the world’s feed grains and soybeans, and also produces a major portion of the livestock and hogs for the nation.  From a natural resource standpoint, the Mississippi River is major migratory route for an estimated 60% of North American bird species and 40% of the waterfowl species.

Given those statistics, and the natural resource emphasis inherent to Minnesota, there is a lot of attention given to land and water resources, as well as management for quality and sustainability of those resources by not only agencies in Minnesota, but also by its general public. Through partnerships between federal, state, local, private entities along with the public, Minnesota taken many innovative approaches to address stewardship of land and water, with much of the focus on water quality issues surrounding agricultural systems and their management.  Minnesota is somewhat unique with the passing of their Clean Water Legacy Act/Clean Water Fund in 2008 that has allowed for additional funding for many projects.

This session will explore the intersection of water quality and agriculture in Minnesota, but will also address how projects relate to the larger watershed and considerations of downstream impacts.  Speakers will cover both a national and state/local perspective with specific comments on what has worked in their partnership experiences, lessons learned, and next steps.  Climate changes that are impacting land and water resources, and management decisions, will also be discussed. The audience will have ample opportunity to interact with speakers; there will be panel discussions in both the morning and afternoon to engage in discussion.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 3.5 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Peter Gillitzer
Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Shannon Lotthammer
Environmental Analysis and Outcomes Division Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Director

Margaret Wagner
Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Steve Woods
The Freshwater Society
Executive Director

John Jaschke
Executive Director
Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

Mark Seeley
Department of Soil, Water and Climate, University of Minnesota
Professor and Extension Climatologist  

$75.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$140.00 Non-members

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Soil & Water Management   3.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   3.5

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The Intersection of Water Quality and Agriculture: Partnering with Agriculture on Issues, Challenges and Promising Solutions - Morning

Minnesota is known as the land of 10,000 lakes and holds the headwaters of the Mississippi River that flows over 2,300 miles from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. As such, the state is the definition of upstream in the Mississippi River Watershed, which covers approximately 40% of the lower 48 states.  It is estimated that well over 50 cities rely on the Mississippi River for their water supply. The watershed produces approximately 92 percent of the U.S. agricultural exports, 78 percent of the world’s feed grains and soybeans, and also produces a major portion of the livestock and hogs for the nation.  From a natural resource standpoint, the Mississippi River is major migratory route for an estimated 60% of North American bird species and 40% of the waterfowl species.

Given those statistics, and the natural resource emphasis inherent to Minnesota, there is a lot of attention given to land and water resources, as well as management for quality and sustainability of those resources by not only agencies in Minnesota, but also by its general public. Through partnerships between federal, state, local, private entities along with the public, Minnesota taken many innovative approaches to address stewardship of land and water, with much of the focus on water quality issues surrounding agricultural systems and their management.  Minnesota is somewhat unique with the passing of their Clean Water Legacy Act/Clean Water Fund in 2008 that has allowed for additional funding for many projects.

This session will explore the intersection of water quality and agriculture in Minnesota, but will also address how projects relate to the larger watershed and considerations of downstream impacts.  Speakers will cover both a national and state/local perspective with specific comments on what has worked in their partnership experiences, lessons learned, and next steps.  Climate changes that are impacting land and water resources, and management decisions, will also be discussed. The audience will have ample opportunity to interact with speakers; there will be panel discussions in both the morning and afternoon to engage in discussion.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 3.5 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 3.5 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dana L. Ashford-Kornburger
USDA-NRCS
National Nutrient Management Specialist

Dave DeGeus
The Nature Conservancy
Working Lands Director

Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas
The Mosaic Company Foundation
Senior Manager of Social Responsibility and Executive Director

Bruce R. Montgomery
Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Dan Steward
Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

$75.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$140.00 Non-members

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Soil & Water Management   3.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   3.5

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The Science and Art of Dry Bean Desiccation

The benefits of dry bean desiccation are hard to dispute, but desiccation is a science that requires finesse. Regardless of the product(s) being used, agronomists and growers must ensure proper application to maximize desiccant efficacy while limiting negative impacts to quality, including unacceptable herbicide residue levels.

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Crop Management   0.5

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The View from Above: Unmanned Aerial Systems and Remote Scouting for Insects

Fitting insect management into precision agriculture is a challenge. Recent advances in remote sensors, especially near-infrared (NIR) cameras, are providing more affordable ways to assess plant health. The concurrent developments in unmanned aerial systems (UAS or drones) have also provided an ideal platform for deploying these sensors.

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The Water Conundrum of Planting Cover Crops in the Great Plains: When is a Inch Not an Inch?

2015 - January - Crops & Soils - Cover crop use is being widely promoted throughout the entire United States because of the potential benefits related to protecting and improving the soil. However, in semiarid environments such as the western and central Great Plains (where water is the single most limiting factor to crop production), cover crop water use may result in significant yield loss in following crops such as winter wheat. This article explores why many of the benefits associated with cover crop use may not be seen in this water-limited environment.

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Crop Management   1.5

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There's An App for That! Webinar Series

Webinar Series Description:  Have a smartphone or tablet? Android or iOS? This monthly series will spotlight apps that can help you be more effective and efficient by presenting some of the most useful apps used and suggested by CCAs and extension specialists.  Have an app you want to share?  Send it to crobinson@sciencesocieties.org with a brief explanation of why and how you use it.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  Depending upon the topic, it will be 0.5 CEU in Soil and Water Management or Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 CEU in Professional Meetings

Included webinars in this series package are:
Weed ID App
Field Guides and Crop Tools
Crop Yield Estimators for Corn, Soybean and Sorghum
Map Apps - From Soils to Scouting
Yield Estimators, New Field Guides and Economics/Markets Apps
Crop Tools and Field Guides Apps

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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Weed ID App

My name is Clay, and I am an app addict… After my wife chastised me, I uninstalled about 40 apps to get down to 158, but that number is creeping up again, especially with this series.

This webinar will highlight a plant population app and several weed ID apps. Smartphone screenshots will be used to demonstrate the usefulness of these apps.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 Professional Meeting

Speaker:
Dr. Clay Robinson, PhD, CPSS, Education Manager
American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America

Clay Robinson earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy, and a PhD in Soils from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and former professor who taught soil science and agronomy courses at two universities from 1992 to 2011. He worked for an environmental consulting firm before becoming the Agronomy and Soil Science Education Manager for the American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America in early 2014. He is now responsible for developing and coordinating continuing education materials for the certification programs. Clay often talked to producer groups about soil and water conservation, irrigation management, and nitrogen and phosphorus management in dryland and irrigated production systems. He also provided an introduction to soils for urban gardeners every year, and talked with more than 20,000 middle school children about the importance of soil and taking care of it so they would not be hungry, naked, homeless, and breathless.

$12.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$20.00 Non-members

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Crop Management   0.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   0.5

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Field Guides and Crop Tools

This webinar will introduce several apps that address multiple components of crop production. Many of these apps are adapted from existing field guides.

Some, but not all, of the apps included in the discussion include:

Field Guide (Purdue)
CornAdvisor (UofA)
FieldGuide (OkState)
MFA Agronomy (MFA)
My Crop (DAFWA)
CornProduction (UofK)

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 CEU in Professional Meetings

Speaker:
Brian Arnall
Precision Nutrient Management Extension Specialist
Oklahoma State University

Dr. Brian Arnall is the Precision Nutrient Management Extension Specialist at Oklahoma State University. Brian has been developing workshops and presenting on agricultural apps since 2013.  Over the past two years he has accumulated more than 200 free apps that he highlights in his blog and frequently on Sunup which is a weekly show focused on Oklahoma Agriculture.  Brian has also released three onto iTunes and Google Play.

$12.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$20.00 Non-members

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Crop Management   0.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   0.5

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Crop Yield Estimators for Corn, Soybean and Sorghum

The use of tablets and smart phone Apps for companies and public institutions is promoted with the goal of increasing product exposure, reaching broad audiences, and improving effectiveness in communicating news, educational materials, and support tools. This session will review a selection of tablet and smart phone Apps related to crop identification issues, nutrient, and crop production. At the end of the webinar, users will become acquainted with new AgApps that can be implemented in routinely farming operations.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 CEU in Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 CEU in Professional Meetings

Speaker:
Ignacio Ciampitti
Assistant Professor in Crop Production, Cropping Systems Specialist
Kansas State University

Dr. Ciampitti’s program is focusing on assisting agri-business professionals in selecting the best management practices for improving yields under diverse Kansas cropping systems with emphasis on corn, soybean, sorghum, winter canola and alternative.

Ignacio’s research program is focused on maximizing yield and closing yield gaps via implementing best management practices, employing review and synthesis-analyses procedures, investigating interactions between crop production factors (genotype x environment x management – G x E x M) and using new technologies (e.g., uses of UAVs for applied production problems and for identification of abiotic stresses in crops, and Apps as a tool for guiding the farmer decision making process). For the new technologies some of the on-going projects are: uses of UAVs for detecting production issues and abiotic stresses (corn and winter canola) and development of Apps for estimating yields at field-scale (sorghum and wheat –in process).

$12.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$20.00 Non-members

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Crop Management   0.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   0.5

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Map Apps: From Soils to Scouting

SoilWeb for SmartPhones and GoogleEarth will be presented with some discussion of their utility in understanding soil variability and how that can influence field management zones and soil sampling strategies.

Some mapping apps useful in field scouting will be presented.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 CEU in Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 0.5 CEU in Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. Clay Robinson, PhD, CPSS
Education Manager
American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America

Clay Robinson earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy, and a PhD in Soils from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and former professor who taught soil science and agronomy courses at two universities from 1992 to 2011. He worked for an environmental consulting firm before becoming the Agronomy and Soil Science Education Manager for the American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America in early 2014. He is now responsible for developing and coordinating continuing education materials for the certification programs. Clay often talked to producer groups about soil and water conservation, irrigation management, and nitrogen and phosphorus management in dryland and irrigated production systems. He also provided an introduction to soils for urban gardeners every year, and talked with more than 20,000 middle school children about the importance of soil and taking care of it so they would not be hungry, naked, homeless, and breathless.

$12.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$20.00 Non-members

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CEUs

Soil & Water Management   0.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   0.5

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Yield Estimators, New Field Guides and Economics/Markets Apps

The use of tablets and smart phone apps for companies and public institutions is promoted with the goal of increasing product exposure, reaching broad audiences, and improving effectiveness in  communicating news, educational materials, and support tools.  This session will revisit a selection of tablet and smart phone apps related to crop yield estimation before harvest, field guides, economics and markets.  At the end of the webinar, users will become acquainted with new AgApps that can be implemented in routine farming operations.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 CEU in Professional Meetings

Speaker:  Dr. Ignacio A. Ciampitti
Assistant Professor, Crop Production & Cropping Systems Specialist
Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University

Dr. Ciampitti’s program is focusing on assisting agri-business professionals in selecting the best management practices for improving yields under diverse Kansas cropping systems with emphasis on corn, soybean, sorghum, winter canola and alternative.

Ignacio’s research program is focused on maximizing yield and closing yield gaps via implementing best management practices, employing review and synthesis-analyses procedures, investigating interactions between crop production factors (genotype x environment x management – G x E x M) and using new technologies (e.g., uses of UAVs for applied production problems and for identification of abiotic stresses in crops, and Apps as a tool for guiding the farmer decision making process). For the new technologies some of the on-going projects are: uses of UAVs for detecting production issues and abiotic stresses (corn and winter canola) and development of Apps for estimating yields at field-scale (sorghum and wheat –in process).

$12.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$20.00 Non-members

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Crop Management   0.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   0.5

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Crop Tools and Field Guides Apps

This webinar will introduce several apps that address multiple components of crop production.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 CEU in Professional Meetings

Speaker:  
Brian Arnall
Associate Professor and Extension Precision Nutrient Management Specialist
Oklahoma State University

Dr. Arnall is an associate professor and Extension Precision Nutrient Management Specialist, Nutrients for Life Professorship of Soil and Food Crop Nutrition Chair at Oklahoma State University where he received his BS, MS and PhD. Brian has been developing workshops and presenting on agricultural apps since 2013.  Over the past two years he has accumulated more than 200 free apps that he highlights in his blog and frequently on Sunup which is a weekly show focused on Oklahoma Agriculture.  Brian has also released three onto iTunes and Google Play. Dr. Arnall is an associate professor and Extension Precision Nutrient Management Specialist, Nutrients for Life Professorship of Soil and Food Crop Nutrition Chair at Oklahoma State University where he received his BS, MS and PhD. Brian has been developing workshops and presenting on agricultural apps since 2013.  Over the past two years he has accumulated more than 200 free apps that he highlights in his blog and frequently on Sunup which is a weekly show focused on Oklahoma Agriculture.  Brian has also released three onto iTunes and Google Play.

$12.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$20.00 Non-members

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Crop Management   0.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   0.5

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Thermal Inversions and Spray Drift

In April 2014, North Dakota State University extension published an excellent factsheet explaining what thermal inversions are, how to detect them, and how they affect pesticide spray drift: http://bit.ly/1YFObeX. This article attempts to summarize the key points. Spray operators are encouraged to read the original factsheet.

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Integrated Pest Management   0.5

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Tile Drainage and Nutrient Management

In response to the Hypoxia Task Force Action Plan, states within the Mississippi River Basin have developed state level plans for reducing nutrient export to downstream water bodies. In Iowa, the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy was officially released in May 2013. The Nutrient Reduction Strategy is Iowa’s response to the Hypoxia Task Force Action Plan. Consistent with other plans across the upper Midwest subsurface drainage (tile drainage) is an important component for nutrient reduction. To reach the goals of 45% reduction in state level export of nitrogen and phosphorus will require a combination of in-field and edge-of-field practices.  The Nonpoint Source Nutrient Reduction Science Assessment portion of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy outlined some example scenarios for reaching this goal. First, it would take a combination of practices rather than one single practices. Second, the level of practice implementation is very large.  One example scenario that is commonly discussed is one where it is assumed that all corn acres use the Maximum Return to Nitrogen Rate, 60% of corn-soybean and continuous corn acres have cover crops, 27% of all ag land is treated with a wetland, and 60% of the tile drained acres are treated with a bioreactor. The wetlands and bioreactors would specifically be designed and sited to treat tile drainage water. Thise combination of practice approach is consistent with other state level strategies across the upper Midwest.  This presentation will discuss the range of practices that can be used for nutrient reduction specifically focusing how we can reduce nitrate-N export from the subsurface drained landscapes.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Matthew J. Helmers, Iowa State University

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Soil & Water Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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To Test or Not To Test, That is the Question Webinar Series

This webinar series will give you the low-down on Soil Sampling strategies, laboratory soil testing procedures and results, and the information necessary to translate the laboratory results into nutrient recommendations. This webinar will address several ICCA performance objectives over the Soil Testing portion of the Nutrient Management Competency Area.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Nutrient Management per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings per webinar

$68.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$108.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
Soil Sampling - So Many Choices, So Little Time
Soil Analysis - So Many Methods, So Little Time
Soil Test Interpretations - Soil Analysis Results to Field Nutrient Recommendations

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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Soil Sampling - So Many Choices, So Little Time

There are many soil sampling strategies commonly used by field agronomists, including composite sampling, grid sampling, and directed sampling, among others. This webinar will address these questions.

Which factors determine which sampling method is preferred?

How much information do you really need; is more always better?

Should sampling depth be considered when designing a sampling scheme for a field?

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 CEU in Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Chad Godsey, PhD
President
Godsey Precision Ag, LLC

Chad Godsey was born and raised on a farm and ranch near Wray in northeastern Colorado. After graduation with a PhD in 2005 from Kansas State University he went to work at Oklahoma State University as a Cropping System Specialist in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. He served as the State Specialist for most of the oilseeds produced in the state. Most of his research and extension efforts were focused on increasing the efficiency of crop production through use of technology, no-tillage, and crop rotation. In 2013, he started Godsey Precision Ag in an effort to help producers better utilize precision ag. technologies in the Great Plains and to increase their profitability.

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Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Soil Analysis - So Many Methods, So Little Time

This webinar will follow a soil sample from arrival at the lab through the extraction and detection processes. Special attention will be given to the nature of the various extractants, the index they yield, why different extractants are used for different nutrients, and what the number on the lab report results actually represents.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 CEU in Professional Meetings

Speaker:
Fred Vocasek
Senior Lab Agronomist
Servi-Tech Laboratories

Fred Vocasek is a twenty-year CCA who began his career as agronomist in the Nebraska Sandhills, a hotbed of center pivot irrigation development in the late 1970’s.  He is Senior Lab Agronomist for Servi-Tech, Dodge City, Kansas.  His responsibilities include technical training, developing client services, and special project management for the nationwide customers of the three Servi-Tech Laboratories.  Vocasek was named 2010 CCA of the Year and currently represents the CCAs on the Agronomy Society Board of Directors.

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Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Soil Test Interpretations - Soil Analysis Results to Field Nutrient Recommendations

The laboratory soil test results report an index that is used as an estimate of plant available nutrients. That value is often associated with a fertilizer recommendation which is sometimes related to a yield goal. This webinar will address the “black box” that is used to attach some meaning to the laboratory test result. Special attention will be given to correlation and calibration studies and other processes that are used in deriving a recommendation from a test result.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 CEU in Professional Meetings

Speaker:
Antonio Mallarino
Professor, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
Iowa State University

Dr. Mallarino is a native of Uruguay, where he received his bachelor’s and began teaching before coming to Iowa State University where he obtained an MS in Soil Fertility and PhD in Crop Production and Physiology, and where he is currently a professor. His research, extension, and teaching efforts focus on the 4Rs of soil fertility, precision agriculture related to soil sampling and variable rate fertilizer application, and soil test interpretations and fertilizer recommendations.

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Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Tomato Crop Protection Series 1: Powdery Mildew and Curly Top

This webinar recoring is made up of the following two presentation:  POwdery Mildew of Tomatoes and Curly Top Disease of Tomato.

Powdery Mildew of Tomatoes
This presentation will help viewers in arid tomato production areas of the U.S. to recognize and manage powdery mildew of tomato caused by Leveillula. The presentation addresses disease symptoms, identification, life cycle, and host range of the fungus. The impacts of mildew on fruit yield and quality are presented and management strategies are discussed. Although cultural methods can impact the disease and will be mentioned, emphasis will be on chemical tools for disease management. Fungicide resistance management strategies will also be covered. The information presented should allow the practitioner to improve management of this disease.

Curly Top Disease of Tomato
Curly top disease, caused by viruses in the genus, Curtovirus, has impacted western US agriculture for over a century, and is a significant threat to tomato production. The two most abundant curtovirus species today are Beet severe curly top virus (BSCTV) and Beet mild curly top virus (BMCTV) but other species exist as well. This presentation discusses the viruses that cause curly top disease, including biology, vector transmission, epidemiology, and management. The presentation is designed to provide knowledge of curly top to growers, industry, and others interested in management of virus diseases affecting tomato production.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Brenna Aegerter, PhD
University of California Cooperative Extension Program

Brenna Aegerter is a PhD level farm advisor for the University of California's cooperative extension program. She serves San Joaquin County, California.

William M. Wintermantel
USDA-ARS

In September 1998, Dr. Wintermantel joined the USDA-ARS as a Research Plant Pathologist with the USDA-ARS in Salinas, CA. Since 2001 he has been project leader for the virology research program in Salinas. Dr. Wintermantel's research focuses on virus epidemiology, disease etiology, vector transmission, molecular and biological characterization of plant viruses affecting vegetable crops and sugarbeets, and virus-vector-host interactions. Specific research interests include biological and molecular characterization of criniviruses, and crinivirus vector specificity and virus interactions. He has been working with crinivirus diseases of vegetables for the past 8 years, and has ongoing projects on factors influencing transmission of tomato criniviruses by different whitefly species, and virus-vector interactions determining the ability of different vector species to transmit these viruses. Recent studies are examining the epidemiology, host range and management of CYSDV, a recently emerged crinivirus affecting melons in the southwestern US and now Florida. Additional research is examining epidemiology of Beet curly top virus and related curtovirus species throughout the western U.S., including determination of factors influencing species/strain emergence, and development of biotechnology based resistance to this virus. Collaborative studies are also in progress on viral diseases of lettuce; on development of new sources of resistance to lettuce big vein disease and identification of sources of resistance to tospoviruses in lettuce. Finally, Dr. Wintermantel is involved in a project to determine protein interactions between sugarbeet and Beet necrotic yellow vein virus, the causal agent of rhizomania disease of sugarbeet, and development of methods to utilize this information for control of rhizomania.

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Integrated Pest Management   0.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   0.5

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Tomato Crop Protection Series 2: Organic Weed Management and Viroids

This webinar recoring is made up of the following two presentation:  Weed Control Considerations for Organic Tomato Production and Recent Viroid Disease Outbreaks in Greenhouse Tomatoes in North and Central America and Their Mgt.

Weed Control Considerations for Organic Tomato Production
Controlling weeds is the number one problem for many organic vegetable farmers. Weed control in tomato may involve the use of different kinds of mulches, flaming, or herbicides that are approved for organic production. The connection between weed control and soil quality may not be immediately apparent, but on close examination the two are intrinsically linked. In this video, we will explore aspects of that linkage and look at how good soil management may create an environment less favorable to weed growth. In particular we will explore the idea of "soil balancing", popular with organic farmers, and lay out a scientific basis for why a balanced soil may create an optimum environment for crop growth that will be very competitive with weeds. Viewers will all gain a better understanding of soil balancing and how the judicious use of limestone and gypsum can improve soil quality. You will learn what is meant by "soil balancing", and the science behind the theory of the basic cation saturation ratio approach to soil management. You will learn to recognize the facts about soil balancing as well as the pseudo-science that is so commonly encountered on this subject. Finally you will also learn about other tried and proven techniques that will help you get weeds under control.

Recent Viroid Disease Outbreaks in Greenhouse Tomatoes in North and Central America and Their Mgt
This presentation will help viewers in North America and around the world to better understand the emerging viroid diseases of tomato, their distribution, detection and management tactics. Specifically in this presentation, practitioners will learn: the recent viroid disease outbreaks, what are viroids and their transmission through seed and mechanical means; what key factors affect viroid disease epidemic in a greenhouse; technologies in disease diagnosis and viroid detection; and which chemicals are the most effective disinfectants to prevent viroid mechanical transmission. By the end of this presentation, the practitioner should know more about the tomato-infecting viroids, their diagnosis and detection. With the knowledge regarding the factors affecting viroid disease epidemiology, the practitioner should know how to prevent and manage a viroid disease outbreak in greenhouse tomatoes.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Doug Doohan, PhD
Professor & State Extension Specialist of Horticulture and Crop Science
The Ohio State University

Kai-Shu Ling, PhD
Research Plant Pathologist specializing in Virology
USDA-ARS

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Integrated Pest Management   1.0
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Understanding Soybean Seed Treatments

Many growers have witnessed the value of and return on investment from an effective seed treatment mix on soybeans. However, seeds can’t hold an infinite amount of coatings, so it’s important to make smart choices based on need. And just because soybeans are treated does not mean they are fully protected. Seed treatment components and rates matter, and not all seed treatments or biologicals are compatible when used together. 

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Crop Management   0.5

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Updating North Carolina Corn Yields and Nitrogen Recommendations to Match Current Production Practices and New Hybrids

Corn nitrogen (N) rate trials conducted in North Carolina over a recent 10-year time frame (2001–2011) were reviewed to potentially adjust yield goals (realistic yield expectations [RYE]) and their associated N rate recommendations in the North Carolina RYE database.

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Crop Management   1.0

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Using Spatial Data Layers to Understand Multiple Soybean Diseases in the Field System

In soybean-producing areas of Arkansas, root damage caused by southern root knot nematode and defoliation caused by frogeye leaf spot are two of the most economically important soybean diseases that occur, and it is not uncommon for both to be found in the same field. This study sought to determine how the two diseases affected each other and overall yield using spatial data collection and analysis.

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Integrated Pest Management   0.5

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Using the Corn Stalk Nitrate Test Under New York Growing Conditions

Since it was first developed, the Corn Stalk Nitrate Test (CSNT) has gained use in several parts of the U.S., and over the past three years, researchers at Cornell University have tested its performance under New York growing conditions. In this article, their research findings are summarized and interpretations provided for New York soils and growing conditions.

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Nutrient Management   0.5

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Varietal Differences in Nitrogen Use Efficiency Among Spring Wheat Varieties in Montana

Most agronomic studies have focused on increasing nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) through the management of nutrients in the soil (4Rs), but little is known about the effect of cropping systems on NUE. This study examines the differences in NUE among five popular spring wheat varieties as related to soil N fertility and two Montana cropping systems, crop–fallow and continuous cropping. 

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Crop Management   0.5

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Webcast Seminar Series - A Nutrient Management Training Couse for Farmers: A Vermont Case Study

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Agronomic and Environmental Uses of Biochar (Part 1)

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Agronomic and Environmental Uses of Biochar (Part 2)

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Antibiotic Resistance and Connections to Animal Ag

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Soil & Water Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Clearing the Air on Biofilters

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Communication Admidst Controversy

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Professional Development   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Construction and Maintenance of a Manure Pond - Part 1

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Soil & Water Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Construction and Maintenance of a Manure Pond - Part 2

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Soil & Water Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Drone Use in Animal Agriculture

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Crop Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Emergency Management: Preparing Your Natural Disaster Response

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Webcast Seminar Series - Farm Manure-to-Energy Initiative

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Horse Manure Composting: Specific Steps to Start or Improve the Process

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - How Can Phosporus Contamination Risk be Reduced?

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Soil & Water Management   3.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Implementation and Experiences of NAQSAT Around the US

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Linking Feed Management to Whole Farm Nutrient Management

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Manure and Nutrient Management in Tile Drained Lands

University of Nebraska - LIncoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Soil & Water Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Manure and Soil Biology Roundtable

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Soil & Water Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Manure Application Risk Management Tools and Advisory Systems

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Manure Entomology: Manure Management That Won't Bug You

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Webcast Seminar Series - Manure Safety and Transport

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Micro Manure Management

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Mobile Manure Apps

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Professional Development   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Mortality Management Options During an Avian Influenza Outbreak

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Novel Housing Options

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Professional Development   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - On-Farm Nutrient Management Research: Replacing Commercial Sidedress Nitrogen with Liquid Livestock Manure on Emerged Corn

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Webcast Seminar Series.

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Pathogens 101: Manure and Veterinary Pathogens of Concern, Who are they and what do they do?

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Pathways for Nutrient Management Education

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcasat Seminar Series

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Webcast Seminar Series - Planning for Climate Resiliency

University of Neraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Soil & Water Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - The 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Webcast Seminar Series - The Use of Runoff Risk Advisory Tools for Water Quality Protection

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Webcast Seminar Series - U.S. EPA Nutrient Recycling Challenge

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Waste to Worth Preview: Gypsum Bedding Risks and Rewards

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Winter Manure Application Options

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Weed Control in Soybean with Preemergence- and Postemergence-applied Herbicides

The addition of effective herbicide sites of action in preemergence (PRE)- and postemergence (POST)- applied programs could improve the effectiveness of weed control in soybean. Therefore, the main objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of several herbicides and herbicides premixes applied PRE-only and POST-only for control of 11 troublesome weed species in eastern Nebraska.

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Weed Resistance: Enemy of the Plains

Topping the public enemy list of all resistant weeds on the Plains are kochia and Palmer amaranth, and both are increasing in the number of biotypes that carry resistance to a growing list of herbicides.

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When Water Becomes More Valuable Than Land: Insights from the California Drought

California is experiencing unprecedented drought conditions.  Water scarcity is impacting urban as well as rural areas to the point of placing them at odds with each other.  Agriculture is dependent on irrigation in this region so what happens to a growers production when the government turns the water off?  Expand your knowledge for managing production under drought conditions.  Instructors will discuss what is happening and what is being learned to help other areas when drought hits them.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 3.5 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 3.5 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Kerry D. Arroues, USDA-NRCS
Michael D. Cahn, University of California
Sabrina Cook, California Department of Water Resources
Damien Field, University of Sydney
Jay R. Lund, University of California
Jeffrey Mitchel, University of California-Davis

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$139.00 Non-members

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Soil & Water Management   3.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   3.5

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Whitefly Management and Prevention of Excess Sugars in Cotton

Preventing excess insect sugars in cotton fibers that lead to risks of "sticky cotton" in the marketplace is of paramount importance to the cotton industry. This presentation will viewers understand how to implement a comprehensive IPM program to effectively manage whiteflies and minimize risks of a sticky cotton problem using examples, experiences, and research-based information from Arizona. Viewers will be introduced to both fundamental and advanced concepts in sampling whiteflies to support decision making and in preventing or avoiding conditions conducive to pest population development. This includes references to recent and new research on the role that natural enemies can play in the effective management of whiteflies in cotton and how strategic deployment of selective chemistry can create major benefits in "bioresidual" or the combined effect of all whitefly natural mortality factors that is possible when insecticides used are both effective against whiteflies and safe for the natural enemy community. By the end of this presentation, the viewer should have an appreciation for the detailed discussions they should have with one another in developing their own production and pest management plans as well as detailed knowledge on how to deploy an effective sampling, threshold and chemical use program that is compatible with sustainable IPM and effective prevention of risks for sticky cotton.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  0.5 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Peter C. Ellsworth
IPM Specialist
University of Arizona, Maricopa Agricultural Center

With his split extension-research appointment, Dr. Ellsworth develops science-based solutions for integrated pest management through applied ecological investigations and organized outreach programs of Cooperative Extension, with principal focus on Bemisia tabaci, Lygus hesperus and Pectinophora gossypiella in the cotton agroecosystem, new crops as well as in cross-commodity interactions. He has special interests in the integration of chemical and biological controls, and landscape processes that control pest and beneficial insect distributions. He is stationed at the Maricopa Agricultural Center.

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$20.00 Non-members

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Integrated Pest Management   0.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   0.5

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Why Is Soil Health Important?

Soils with high quality are a reservoir of water and nutrients for optimum plant growth and larger yields. Poor quality soils do not support optimum plant growth and are especially vulnerable to weather variations throughout the growing season. Improving our soil health improves the efficiency of water and nutrient use resulting in enhanced profitability. It begins with the soil microclimate that fosters and maintains soil biology. Learn how improved soil health expands agricultural production.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Jerry Hatfield
Laboratory Director and Supervisory Plant Physiologist
National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment
Director, Midwest Climate Hub

Dr. Hatfield has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Climatology and Statistics from Iowa State University in 1975, an M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Kentucky in 1972, and a B.S. from Kansas State University in Agronomy in 1971.  He served on the faculty of the University of California-Davis as a biometeorologist from 1975 through 1983, was the Research Leader of the Plant Stress and Water Conservation Research Unit at USDA-ARS in Lubbock, Texas from 1983 through 1989. He was appointed Laboratory Director of the National Soil Tilth Laboratory in 1989 (renamed the Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment in October 2009).  

He served as the USDA-ARS representative to the Heinz Center project on the State of the Nation’s Ecosystems, the Key Indicators Initiative, National Audubon Society project on Waterbirds on Working Lands, and Agricultural Air Quality Task Force for USDA, and is the lead author on the Agriculture section of the Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.3 on “The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity”. He was part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change process that received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and currently serves on the IPCC special committee to evaluate the impact of extreme events on ecosystems. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America, and Past-President of the American Society of Agronomy (2007). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Soil and Water Conservation Society and a member of American Geophysical Union and American Meteorological Society. He has numerous awards from different organizations.

Dr. Hatfield’s research emphasis is on the interactions among the components of the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum and their linkage to air, water, and soil quality. His focus has been on the evaluation of farming systems and their response to water and nitrogen interactions across soils and the evaluation of remote sensing methods to quantify spatial variation within fields for application to risk management tools.  

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Non-members:  $40.00

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Soil & Water Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Winter Triticale - Maximizing Forage, Protect the Environment 365 Days a Year

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An American Society of Agronomy Webinar sponsored by TriCal Triticale.

Research on maximizing forage on the acre using double crop systems with winter Triticale.  Learn about crop management for quality, tonnage and timing in various double systems.  Covered topics include planting depth, planting dates, nutrient management impact.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Tom Kilcer, CCA
Private Consultant
Advanced Ag Systems LLC

Tom Kilcer grew up on a dairy farm in Columbia County, New York. After BS in Fisheries Science from Cornell he worked on environmental impact studies for Peach Bottom and Indian Point Nuclear plants. In 1976 he obtained a second BS in Agronomy from Iowa State. For 33 years he was the multi-county Field Crop and Soils Educator; and Program Leader Cornell Cooperative Ex-tension of Rensselaer County, NY. In 2009 Tom moved to private consulting, with focus on research and education in close cooper-ation with University and Extension specialists. Much of Tom’s effort is to develop crops, rotations, and harvest systems to support high forage dairy diets that enable farms to compete nationally and globally. His innovative work includes wide swath haylage, red clover same day haylage, winter forage production and management, sorghum production and harvest for dairy cows.

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$25.00 Non-members

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CEUs

Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Zinc Fertility

Zinc plays key roles in human health and nutrition as well as in plants. It helps plants form proteins, starches, and growth hormones, and helps people grow normally and have healthy skin and bones. This course covers covers many important issues including: Importance, Zinc and Humans, Plant Yield Loss, Role in Quality, Zinc Deficiency, Role in Plant Reproduction, Soil and Environmental Factors Influencing Deficiencies and Determining Zinc Needs of Crops.

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Nutrient Management   1.5

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