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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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CEUs

Nutrient Management   0.5

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4R History and Recent Phosphorus Research

Where did the 4R idea come from? This article looks at a few of the early sources and how those concepts relate to current challenges facing phosphorus management.


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CEUs

Nutrient Management   0.5

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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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CEUs

Nutrient Management   1.0

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4R Nutrient Stewardship and Nitrous Oxide Losses

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent greenhouse gas that can result in nitrogen loss from the soil. The scientific literature is deficient in studies that measure N2O emissions, NO3 leaching, and crop performance across multiple sources of nitrogen fertilizer and changes in field practices. However, there are tools and strategies available to consultants and producers to improve nitrogen use efficiency and reduce N2O emissions while not decreasing yield.

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CEUs

Nutrient Management   0.5

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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.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
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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.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
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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.

$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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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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$40.00 Non-members

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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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CEUs

Crop Management   1.0

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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.

$12.50 Members/Certified Professionals
$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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CEUs

Soil & Water Management   0.5

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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 Appls

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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CEUs

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
$25.00 Non-members

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Soil & Water Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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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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Assessing and Choosing Corn Nitrogen Recommendation Tools

Inefficient use of N fertilizer has profound economic and environmental consequences. While a wide variety of tools are available to farmers for making N decisions, many of them have not been tested side-by-side over varied growing conditions. This presentation will report on the performance of decision tools for making N fertilizer rate recommendations across diverse soils and environmental conditions (49 sites coming from 8 Midwest states and 3 growing seasons).

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Newell Kitchen
Soil Scientist
Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit, USDA ARS

Newell Kitchen is a Soil Scientist with USDA ARS and Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri. He received his B.S. degree from Brigham Young University, M.S. degree from the University of Missouri, and Ph.D. degree in Crop and Soil Sciences from Colorado State University. Much of his research focuses on quantifying temporal and spatial variability in crops and soils for timely site-specific management. Examples include: 1) relating spatially-measured soil and landscape data obtained by automated sensors to soil physical and chemical characteristics and crop productivity; 2) producing new concepts, methodologies, and tools for delineating within-field management zones; and 3) developing an understanding of the need and methods for site-specific crop N management for improving farmer profit and decreasing N loss. His research is documented in 110 peer-reviewed journal articles. He has been elected as Fellow for the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America. He served as the 2011 President of the American Society of Agronomy.

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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.

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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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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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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! 

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

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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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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.

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

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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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Biochar Magic? How Can Biochar Improve Soil Processes?

Biochar has been touted as improving soil water relations, microbial processes, and soil fertility; reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and increasing crop productivity. But how can such a simple material do so much? This webinar will explore some of the many soil factors biochar is claimed to improve. However, not all biochars are equal and therefore may act differently depending on soil conditions. This webinar will therefore also explore some fundamentals of various biochars by presenting laboratory images and videos that help explain biochar’s “magic”.

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

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Dr. Jim Ippolito
Associate Professor, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
Colorado State University

Dr. Jim Ippolito is an associate professor of environmental soil quality in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University. Jim is internationally recognized as an authority on linkages between soil, water, and environmental quality with respect to beneficial reuse of various materials that otherwise would go to waste. He has studied nutrient/trace/heavy metal fate, sorption, and transport within numerous (agro)ecosystems following waste land application (e.g., biochars, biosolids, manures, drinking water treatment residuals). He has (co)authored over 170 peer-reviewed and non-refereed publications. Dr. Ippolito provides leadership at the international, national, state, and local levels, and has interacted/presented research findings at over 180 of these venues. Jim is active in the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) and American Society of Agronomy (ASA), currently serving on the ASA Board of Directors and as ASA Program Planning Officer. He is a past associate editor for the Journal of Environmental Quality and a former USDA-ARS Research Soil Scientist (Kimberly, ID).

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Biosolids Type and Soil Texture Determine Ideal Application Rate and Timing for Winter Wheat

The data presented in this article are those from the second year of a two-year biosolids-wheat study conducted in the Virginia Coastal Plain. Researchers identified soil types to which biosolids could safely be applied at full agronomic N rates in the fall for wheat without incurring nitrogen leaching problems. 

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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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Bt Corn and Bt Cotton: Valuable Tools for IPM

The widespread implementation of Bt crops has decreased insecticide use and increased crop yields, but it must be used in an integrated pest management (IPM) approach to protect the crop from pest species that are not susceptible to the Bt toxin and to manage resistance to preserve this valuable technology. 

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Carbon: The Next Frontier in Fertilization?

Carbon is king. Historically, carbon has been referred to as the king of the elements. In recent years, many are claiming its royalty in the fertilizer world. What is the truth about carbon?

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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.

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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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Climate Considerations for Cover Crops: Recent Research from US Northeast 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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Combating Wheat Stem Sawfly in Colorado

In 2010, the wheat stem sawfly began causing problems for Colorado’s winter wheat farmers. Back then, it was confined to the state’s northeast corner, and the impact were small. Today, it’s become a serious problem, with 54% of fields surveyed in eastern Colorado having the pest in 2017. What can producers and CCAs do to manage the sawfly in Colorado? 

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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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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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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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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.

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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 and Potassium: Background and the Potential of Placement to Increase Efficiency

Although several nutrient deficiencies appear in Tennessee’s cotton-producing region and throughout the U.S. Cotton Belt, potassium (K) deficiencies remain the most relatively unpredictable and common. The objective of this article is to highlight K deficiency symptoms in cotton, summarize the many roles K plays within the cotton plant, briefly summarize K uptake and utilization, and finally describe efforts examining the potential to increase fertilizer K use efficiency.

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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

Speaker Information:
Charles C. Mitchell
Professor and Extension Specialist
Auburn University

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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).

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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

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 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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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: 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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Cultivating Sustainability: A Training Curriculum for Agronomy Professionals

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An American Society of Agronomy Training sponsored by CHS Inc.

“Sustainability” is a term you likely encounter in your personal and professional lives. But how do you apply this concept in your daily work as a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA), consultant, or agricultural professional?

In this ten-part training series, funded by CHS Inc., you will learn how the concept of sustainability is being increasingly researched and applied by numerous practitioners in production agriculture. From 4R nutrient management to integrated pest management (IPM), precision agriculture, conservation tillage, cover crops, and soil health, this series explores the ins and outs of sustainable agronomy via presentations, the Fieldprint® platform, and a virtual-farm sustainability tour. Gain access to resources that you may not have known were out there, making you a more efficient and effective agronomy adviser.

By the end of the series, you can expect to be knowledgeable in the latest concepts in sustainable agronomy and have a clear idea of how to implement sustainable management practices for the benefit of you and your grower clients.  

Please see the training outline below for more details.

Launching Sustainability - 1.0 Sustainability CEU
Introduction to Training Course
 
Chris Boomsma, PhD, Education Manager, American Society of Agronomy

Agricultural Sustainability and Resilience - Principles and Practices
Matt Liebman, PhD, Professor, Iowa State University

Basic Soil Health Principles and Profitable Soil Health Practices
Doug Peterson, Iowa/Missouri Regional Soil Health Specialist, USDA-NRCS

Applying 4R Principles as Part of a Sustainable Production Plan - 1.0 Soil & Water Management CEU
Dr. John Grove, Director, University of Kentucky Research and Education Center
Brett Roberts, CCA-IL, USDA-NRCS, State Conservation Agronomist

4R Nutrient Management: Decision Making with Gathered Data - 1.0 Nutrient Management CEU
Kirsten Workman, CCA-NR, Agronomy Specialist, University of Vermont Extension

Integrated Pest Management: Plant Pathology & Insects - 1.0 Integrated Pest Management CEU
Integrated Pest Management: Plant Pathology
Dr. Kiersten A. Wise, Associate Professor and Extension Grain Crops Specialist, University of Kentucky – Research and Education Center, Department of Plant Pathology

Integrated Pest Management: Insects
Dr. Adam Varenhorst, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Field Crop Entomologist, South Dakota State University

Precision Applications: Data Gathering/Planning - 1.0 Crop Management CEU
Precision Applications: Soil Sampling
Richard Jenny, CCA-MN, Agronomist, AGVISE Laboratories

Precision Applications: Data Sources & Imagery
Kelly Sharpe, CCA-ND, Owner, GK Technology Inc.

Precision Applications: Decision Making - 1.0 Crop Management CEU
Nathan Kosbau, Regional YieldPoint Specialist, CHS

Real-World Application:  Putting it All Together- 1.0 Sustainabilty CEU
Martin Adkins, State Resource Conservationist - IA, USDA-NRCS

Assessing Crop Production Impacts on Field- and Farm-level Sustainability - 1.0 Sustainability CEU
Chris Boomsma, PhD, Education Manager, American Society of Agronomy

Improving the Sustainability of Crop Production:  An Interactive Webinar Series Review and Discussion - 1.0 Sustainability CEU
Chris Boomsma, PhD, Education Manager, American Society of Agronomy

Integrated Pest Management: Weeds and IPM Systems Summary - 1.0 Integrated Pest Management CEU
Vince Davis, Technical Service Representative, BASF Corporation

Please see the training outline below for more details.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Nutrient Management, 1.0 Soil and Water Management, 2.0 Integrated Pest Management, 2.0 Crop Management and 4.0 Sustainability
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 10.0 Professional Meetings

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Soil & Water Management   1.0
Integrated Pest Management   2.0
Crop Management   2.0
Sustainability   4.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   10.0

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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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Developing Nutrient Management Plans: A 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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Dicamba Discussion: Ensuring On-Target Applications in 2018

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An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by BASF

In the battle against weed resistance, 2017 marked a new era in herbicide technology with the introduction of new low volatility dicamba formulations. The focus of this webinar will be on best practices for on-target dicamba applications to help manage weed resistance issues in the coming year.

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

Speaker Information:
Chad Asmus
CCA-KS, CPAg, RMS, Technical Marketing Manager
BASF

Chad Asmus is a Technical Marketing Manager with BASF U.S. Crop Protection. In his role, Asmus is responsible for providing technical training materials and research for Engenia herbicide, with an emphasis on weed resistance management and on-target applications.

Asmus started his career at BASF in 2009 as a Technical Service Representative covering Kansas. Prior to working with BASF, Asmus worked as a Crop Consultant for 13 years with Servi-Tech Inc.

Asmus earned both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Kansas State University in Agronomy. He is also a Certified Professional Agronomist and Resistance Management Specialist.

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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.

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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.

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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 Your Fertilizer Management Tool Deliver Benefits? A New Assessment Program Finds Out

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An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by the Environmental Defense Fund.

The NutrientStar team is excited to share the story behind the development of the NutrientStar program, designed to collect and share information about the performance of nutrient management products and tools. Speakers will demonstrate how interested farmers and advisors can access and make use of the compiled online information to make more informed management recommendations and decisions. Presenters will also discuss how the NutrientStar team engages with industry and academia to assemble guidelines and protocols to improve the quality of research and data collection on tool performance.  Of special interest will be a new geospatial framework, developed by NutrientStar partners, that helps guide the siting and interpretation of field trial research. Presenters intend for this overview webinar to provide the gateway to further interaction with the NutrientStar team and Science Review Panel and will offer contact information and a menu of options for those interested in follow up.

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

Speaker Information:
Karen Chapman
Senior Manager - Sustainable Agriculture
Environmental Defense Fund

Karen Chapman is currently Senior Manager with the Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) Sustainable Agriculture Team. In this role, she leads development and expansion of EDF's farmer network programs for nutrient optimization and on-farm research as well as a team of EDF and outside experts focused on evaluating key nutrient use efficiency tools, technologies, and products as part of EDF's Sustainable Sourcing Initiative. Karen graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a B.S. in Communication and a minor in Spanish. In her professional career, she worked as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador to develop youth agricultural programs and community partnerships, as a bilingual outreach specialist and Sanctuary manager with the National Audubon Society in Texas, and as Assistant Director of a border region environmental policy think tank, the Texas Center for Policy Studies.

John McGuire
Owner
Simplified Technology Services

John McGuire is the owner of Simplified Technology Services (STS), an agronomic and technology consulting firm in northwest Ohio. Before STS he worked in many levels of the agricultural supply chain for several companies. In each of his roles, John has had the opportunity to utilize his precision agricultural experience and refine his technology skills. He gained experience in the agricultural retail market during his time with Terra Industries, in genetics through environmental research with Monsanto, in large-scale on-farm production with Spatial Ag Systems, and in agronomic consulting with Brookside Laboratories. Most recently John and the STS team have been working with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to help farmers discover and implement agronomic practices that maximize production and minimize inputs. John graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry and from Southern Illinois University with a Master of Arts degree in geography with focus on Agricultural GIS and Remote Sensing.

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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.

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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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Drift Awareness and Prevention: Adding Specialty Crop Maps and Data to Your Communication Toolbox

Commercial specialty and certified organic crops are increasingly found in our agricultural landscape, and many of these crops are often more sensitive to drift from pesticides used in many agricultural settings. This article is intended to increase awareness of the utility of web map services and how these might help you or your customers reduce potential incidents of drift on specialty or pesticide-sensitive crops.

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Integrated Pest Management   0.5

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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.

CEUs:
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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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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Crop Management   1.0

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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Evaluating Grass-Legume Forage Mixtures Across Different Environments

This article summarizes results from a field experiment was across six study sites in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The main objective of this study was to evaluate alfalfa and tall fescue mixtures across a wide range of environments to assess mixture productivity, weed suppression, and fertilizer nitrogen replacement value (FNRV) of alfalfa.

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Crop Management   1.0

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Evaluation of Environmentally Smart Nitrogen in Winter Wheat in North Carolina

Winter wheat field trials were conducted from 2013 to 2015 to evaluate effectiveness of Environmentally Smart Nitrogen (ESN) in the North Carolina Coastal Plain and Piedmont regions. Trials were designed to (i) determine the effectiveness of ESN alone or in blend with ammonium sulfate compared with standard fertilizer applications and (ii) identify optimum timing of application. 

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Evaluation of Nitrogen Fertilizer Additives for Enhanced Efficiency in Corn on Iowa Soils

Recent years of high rainfall and prolonged wet soil conditions in Iowa have renewed interest to protect losses of fertilizer nitrogen (N) in corn. This study evaluated effect of N additives and a slow-release urea product on the soil NO3–N fraction of total inorganic N, mid–vegetative growth N stress, grain yield, and corn nitrogen use efficiency.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

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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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CEUs

Crop Management   0.5

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Forage Sorghums in the Southern Great Plains

Corn silage is a major source of forage for dairies and feedlots in the Southern Great Plains, but growing corn in this region requires irrigation. Concerns over the groundwater supply here have some farmers seeking other options. Forage sorghums are gaining popularity as a drought-tolerant crop that can provide nutritious forage for beef and dairy cows.

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CEUs

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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CEUs

Crop Management   1.5

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Class cost: $ 28.00

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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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CEUs

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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Class cost: $ 699.00

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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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CEUs

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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CEUs

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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CEUs

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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CEUs

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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CEUs

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

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Class cost: $ 699.00

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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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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 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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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 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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You have 30 days to complete this course after purchase.

 

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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

You have 30 days to complete this course after purchase.

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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

You have 30 days to view this content after purchase.

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CEUs

Integrated Pest Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Getting (Better) Feedback

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Date:  Thursday, May 17, 2018

Times:  3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern/2:00 - 3:00 PM Central/1:00 - 2:00 PM Mountain/12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Pacific

In collaboration with the American Seed Trade Association, ASA, CSSA, and SSSA are launching a series of five webinars titled The Leadership Series: Taking It to the Next Level, designed for those at the early and mid-career level (although all will find valuable take-aways).  Webinars are scheduled in January, February, March, April and June.

May Webinar Description:  Getting feedback is important for both team members and team leaders. Feedback prevents us from repeating career-limiting mistakes and can move already good performance to great performance. People are generally hesitant to give the kind of feedback that gives us real insight into our strengths and weaknesses. How do we create the conditions so that we get more and better feedback on our performance, behaviors and attitude? How do we make it easier for others to help us, especially in areas in which we are unaware of the need to improve?  While it is also not easy to receive such feedback, encouraging quality feedback will help us grow into more valuable employees and better leaders.

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

Speaker Information:
Karl Johnson
Head, People and Organizational Development
Syngenta

Karl is a senior leader of talent management and organizational development for Syngenta, a $14B Swiss-based global agribusiness with 28,000 employees.  He heads talent management programs and strategies including onboarding, integrated performance management and development, succession planning, retention, and diversity and inclusion.  He also provides practice leadership of organization development strategies and initiatives including business transformation, M&A, and organization design.

Prior to Syngenta, Karl spent 15 years working with senior leaders to tap the full potential in themselves, their teams, and their organizations. Primary areas of focus were top team effectiveness, strategic alignment, business transformation, organizational design and culture change.  He has worked with board members, CEOs, and senior leadership teams across numerous industries, countries, and cultures.

His past clients include, among many others,  3M, Bayer, British Telecommunications, CHS, Dupont, Ericsson, GE Capital, Genentech, General Mills, Hewlett-Packard, Honda, Land O'Lakes, Mayo Clinic, Medtronic, Pixar, Philips, United Health Group, the United States Navy, and USBank.

Karl lives on the St. Croix River in a Victorian home in Stillwater, Minnesota with his wife, Edwina, and wheaten terrier, Scarlett.  His two boys, Gunnar and Kyle, are currently Badgers at UW Madison leaving Karl and Edwina (broke but) with even greater freedom to explore their passion for art, food, and travel.

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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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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

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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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.

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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.

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

Speaker Information:
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.

CEUs:
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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Historical Perspective of Soil Balancing Theory and Identifying Knowledge Gaps: A Review

The common philosophies that contextualize soil test results and fertilizer recommendations are sufficiency level of available nutrients, buildup and maintenance, and basic cation saturation ratio (BCSR). The BCSR approach postulates maintaining an ideal ratio of basic cation saturations on the soil exchange sites to maximize crop yields. The practice of adding amendments to alter the ratios of basic cation saturations in soils is called “soil balancing.” While the scientific community disregards this theory, some farmers, crop consultants, and commercial soil-testing laboratories still use BCSR to guide their fertilizer recommendations. 

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Soil & Water Management   1.0

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How do the P Index and 4R work together?

Using a P Index is a widely recommended practice and allows for evaluation of the impact of 4R practices on the risk of P loss from an individual field. 

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Nutrient Management   0.5

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How to Boost Impact and Enjoyment in Adviser-Farmer Meetings

Performing research across thousands of farms at a field scale has become feasible due to yield monitors on combines. This research creates huge amounts of information of interest to farmers and to researchers. Researchers use established methods to publish the results of the research. Farm advisors and extension educators, however, do not often have a set of well-defined methods to enable farmers to learn from the results even though scientists who study how adults learn new information have published protocols to improve learning and adoption of new ideas. This webinar will discuss five best practices for adult learning that can be employed by farm advisers and educators. The five practices are: 1) provide a safe environment; 2) give learners choice in content, process, and outcomes; 3) identify learners’ knowledge and views of content; 4) link content to learners’ prior knowledge; and 5) let learners work together to interpret the content in relation to their situation. These best practices are based on an understanding of how the brain learns—making meaning from new information by making associations between new and past experiences. Farm advisers and educators who have been trained in these practices report changes in their meetings that result in more confidence and satisfaction as advisers and educators. Farmers also report more enjoyment from meetings and improved learning.

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

Speaker Information:
Tom Morris
Professor of Soil Fertility
University of Connecticut

Tom Morris has been running farmer networks and using the results from these networks to help farmers learn how to improve their management practices. He finds learning new information and adopting information to make changes in his research and educational practices as difficult as farmers find learning from research results and adopting new information to make changes to their production practices. Understanding recent advances in adult learning research has improved Tom’s education and outreach programs. He hopes this webinar will advance your knowledge of adult learning and provide helpful methods for improving adviser-farmer meetings.

Contributors:
Janet McAllister
Coordinator of Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Professional Development Program
University of Connecticut

Sandy Bell
Associate Professor of Adult Learning
University of Connecticut

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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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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.

CEUs:
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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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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Influence of Droplet Size of Foliar-Applied Nitrogen on Grain Protein Content of Hard Red Winter Wheat

Effectively increasing the grain protein concentration (GPC) of hard red winter (HRW) wheat would allow producers to obtain adequate GPC levels while avoiding costly discounts and potentially obtaining protein premiums. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of different droplet sizes and rates of foliar applications of nitrogen made postanthesis to winter wheat grain yield, GPC, and flag-leaf nitrogen concentrations.

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Nutrient Management   1.5

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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

Speaker Information:
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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Learn About Your Soil Microbial Partners; Manage for Their Contributions in Cropping Systems

The extent of soil microbial life and its functions will be discussed. Examples of soil microorganisms with particular roles in crop production will be used to illustrate how knowledge of these soil microbial workers can inform agricultural management practices. Research findings regarding the effects of management practices ( e.g., crop rotational diversity, cover cropping, tillage) on soil microorganisms will be presented. The overall goal of this webinar is to promote understanding of soil microorganisms and their responses to their environment so that producers and their advisers can select practices with the best results for their operation.

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

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Dr. Mike Lehman
Research Microbiologist
USDA Agricultural Research Service
North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory

Dr. Mike Lehman is a soil microbiologist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Brookings, South Dakota. Mike researches the interactions between soil microbes and various crop and soil management strategies, including crop residues, extended crop rotations, cover crops, and tillage. His current research objective is to document and quantify the benefits of soil microorganisms in agricultural systems. To do this, he uses multiple analytical tools to assess microbial communities and their activities including biochemical, microscopic, molecular, and trace gas analytical techniques. The end goal of his efforts is to promote agricultural management practices that optimize the services provided by soil microorganisms.

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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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Soil & Water Management   1.5

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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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Crop Management   1.0

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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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Soil & Water Management   0.5

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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 Conflict

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In collaboration with the American Seed Trade Association, ASA, CSSA, and SSSA are launching a series of five webinars titled The Leadership Series: Taking It to the Next Level, designed for those at the early and mid-career level (although all will find valuable take-aways).

Conflict has many definitions and comes in many forms. In this webinar, we want to focus on positive/healthy conflict required to fully expose potential pitfalls in a plan, to maximize accountability and to provide full transparency.  This kind of conflict only occurs when there is trust between those involved. This webinar can be about dealing with our own conflicts or helping others to have healthy conflicts.

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

Speaker Information:
Brad May
Director of Seed & Seed Technologies Account Management
Bayer

Brad May is the Director of Seed & Seed Technologies Account Management for Bayer CropScience LP.

Brad grew up in central Illinois and received his degree in Agribusiness from Illinois State University and joined Bayer CropScience two years later. He has held many roles in sales and marketing in his 34 years with Bayer, including a global assignment in Germany.  His work has included launching Imidacloprid in the U.S as the insecticide product manager, the Global Insecticide Business Strategy Manager for the Neonicotinoids Group, the liaison for the Gustafson joint venture between Bayer CropScience and Crompton Chemical. He has continued to work in seed treatments since Bayer acquired Gustafson in to their portfolio in 2004. His current responsibilities also include seed and trait account management teams.

Brad is based at the North American headquarters in Research Triangle Park. He is married and has three grown children and enjoys running, golf and spending time with his two granddaughters. 

Debbie Tucker
Human Resources Business Partner
Bayer CropScience

Debbie Tucker is a Human Resources Business Partner at Bayer Crop Science.  She brings over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Leadership Coaching, Organizational Development and Career Navigation in corporate environments.   Prior to joining Bayer she worked at Fortune 500 companies including Honeywell International, Colgate-Palmolive Company, and Reynolds Metals.

Debbie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from James Madison University and her MBA from Webster University.  She is a certified Senior Human Resources Professional (SCP).

Debbie is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), and also serves the community through Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Dress for Success.

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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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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Managing through Organizational Change

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In collaboration with the American Seed Trade Association, ASA, CSSA, and SSSA launched a series of five webinars titled The Leadership Series: Taking It to the Next Level, designed for those at the early and mid-career level (although all will find valuable take-aways).

Change comes from all directions. There are changes we choose and changes that we do not choose. The path is the same. In this webinar, we will learn about managing ourselves through these changes in order to keep our focus while maintaining awareness of what’s going on around us. We will hear from an organizational leader and an employee in the organization to get two perspectives.

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

Speaker Information:
Bethany Drendal
Territory Manager
DowDuPont

Since joining the seed industry and DuPont Pioneer in 2014, Bethany has experienced her fair share of change. In the first 18 months following college graduation, she relocated 3 times for different roles and consequently, had 4 different managers during that time. Simultaneously, change felt constant in DuPont Pioneer as business leaders made important and strategic moves and most recently, completed the Dow DuPont merger. She has now been in her current role as a Territory Manager for Pioneer in central Iowa for 2 years and is continuing to guide herself and her sales team through transformations in the business and the seed industry.

Julie Day
Human Resources
DowDuPont

Julie has over 13 years of human resources experience with 9 years DuPont Pioneer in HR business consulting roles. She has supported various functions including IT and Finance as well as Marketing, Sales Support and most recently Integrated Operations which encompasses Engineering, Production and Supply Chain. Julie has guided leaders throughout the organization through many org design iterations and large scale transformations including most recently through the Dow DuPont merger.

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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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Nutrient Management   1.0
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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.

CEUs:
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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Professional Development   0.5
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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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Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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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.

CEUs:
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.

CEUs:
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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Minimizing Nitrate Leaching From Cropland

Nitrate leaching from croplands can contribute to groundwater contamination. This article describes factors that lead to nitrate leaching. It then presents crop and fertilizer management options to minimize leaching potential from croplands.

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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.

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

Speaker Information:
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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$45.00 Non-members

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.

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

Speaker Information:
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 Strategies for Managing Corn Rootworm Resistance

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An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by FMC.

Annual yield loss and costs associated with Western corn rootworm control tactics are substantial for your customers. Overreliance on Bt traits in corn-on-corn acres has contributed to Western corn rootworm resistance in some areas. In these cases, adopting a more integrated approach to managing rootworm populations is critical to keeping all viable tools available for growers. Managing adult corn rootworm is one approach to keeping populations at manageable levels and reduces selection pressure on CRW traits and at-plant insecticides.  

Speakers will discuss new strategies to incorporate into IPM plans, along with a promising new product for growers to have in their tool box for 2018.

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

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Gail Stratman
Heartland Regional Technical Manager
FMC Agricultural Solutions

Gail is a native of Nebraska.   He grew up on a diversified grain (corn, soybeans, oats, barley, alfalfa) and livestock (swine, cattle, poultry) farm in Northeast Nebraska.  Gail is still active in agronomy and production in family operations.

He graduated in 1990 from the University of Nebraska with a BS in Agronomy and in 1992 with a MS in Agronomy – Weed Science.

For the past 23 years with FMC in Nebraska: 

  • 6 years as Field Biologist in Product Development working to develop new products including sulfentrazone, carfentrazone, clomazone. 
  • Four years in a dual role of Product Development / Regulatory and Sales Support.  Lead for development of bifenthrin in-furrow project for corn at-plant insect control.
  • Last 13 years as Technical Sales Support Specialist working in High Plains region of NE, KS, CO, OK, WY, and SD.
  • In 2010, Technical Sales Lead for Midwest Region of FMC - North America Crop.
  • In 2017, Regional Technical Manager for the Heartland Region of FMC North America Crop.

Gail is passionate about ag production and farming at the ground level and being part of crop production.  He enjoys working with growers to solve their problems and be a credible resource for them across a broad range of agronomic issues to make them better at what they do. 

Robert Rupp
Regional Technical Service Manager
FMC Agricultural Solutions

Robert graduated in 1975 from the University of Oklahoma State University with a BS in Agronomy  and in 1978 with a MS in Agronomy.

Since February 1979 until November 1, 2017, Robert had been employed by DuPont Crop Protection in the Field Development organization primarily as a Field Development Representative covering OK, KS and parts of TX. He also has been the Product Development lead for several herbicide projects including Zest herbicide for Inzen sorghum, the Cimarron family of herbicide products for use on pasture and rangeland and Finesse Grass and Broadleaf herbicide for use in wheat.

Robert is now employed by FMC Agricultural Solutions as the Technical Service Manager for OK, TX and NM.

Dr. Bob Wright
Research and Extension Entomologist
University of Nebraska

Dr. Bob Wright is a Professor of Entomology and Extension Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.   He joined the UNL faculty in 1988 and has research and extension responsibilities for field crop insect management including corn, soybeans and others.

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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.

CEUs:
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 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 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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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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An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by Verdesian Life Science.

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

Speaker Information:
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

Speaker Information:
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 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
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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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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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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.

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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

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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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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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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.

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

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$49.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
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.

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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.

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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
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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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Precision Soil Sampling: Harnessing Deeper Data for Nutrient Management

In many areas, CCAs are moving from traditional composite, whole-field soil sampling to zone and grid sampling to gain more detailed soil nutrient information and deeper insight for better nutrient management. 

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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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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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Non-members:  $25.00

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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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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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$25.00 Non-members

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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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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
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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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

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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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Integrated Pest Management   0.5

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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
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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
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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
Professional Meetings (PM)   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
Professional Meetings (PM)   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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Revival of Grain Sorghum in the Mid-Atlantic Region

The Mid-Atlantic region is home to the second-largest production area for the swine and poultry industry in the U.S. The region has a grain deficit, however, with approximately two-thirds of the feed grain demand met with grain imported from other regions. Grain sorghum appears to be a suitable addition to the crop selection in the Mid-Atlantic based on performance and yield stability.


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Crop Management   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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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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Crop Management   0.5

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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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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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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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Sensor-Based Nitrogen Fertilization for Midseason Rice Production in Southeast Missouri

Sensor-based nitrogen (N) decision management tools have shown potential to improve N fertilizer efficiency, yield, and profitability. Small-plot experiments were conducted to evaluate the use of sensor-based management in guiding midseason N application decisions.


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Nutrient 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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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

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Soil & Water Management   3.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   3.5

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Soil Health: Focus on Nutrients

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An American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America webinar sponsored by Verdesian Life Science.

Implementation of Soil Health Management Systems results in many changes to soil organic matter and the soil microbial population. These changes require that we think a bit more about how we manage nutrients within the soil. Among the things to consider is the use of cover crops for trapping and slow releasing soil nutrients. This discussion will include an overview of soil health management practices, changes to expect in the soil organic matter, some of the major microbial groups involved in carbon and nitrogen dynamics, the role of soil enzymes, and how the choice of cover crops can help manage soil nitrogen.  

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

Speaker Information:
Diane E. Stott
National Soil Health Specialist
USDA-NRCS Soil Health Division

Diane E. Stott joined the USDA-NRCS Soil Health Division at the end of 2014 as the National Soil Health Specialist. She received her B.S. and M.S. from Oregon State University in Microbiology and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside in Soil Science. Before joining the NRCS, she spent 30 years as a Research Soil Scientist with the USDA-ARS, where her work included soil health assessments as well as management impacts on soil health, carbon and nitrogen cycling, and soil metabolic activity.  She has participated in research projects across the US as well as in Brazil, Kenya, and South Africa.

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Nutrient Management   0.5
Soil & Water Management   0.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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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 Nutrient Management for Forages: Nitrogen

2014 - April - 1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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Soil Nutrient Management for Forages: Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulfur and Micronutrients

Soil Nutrient Management for Forages: Phosphorus, potassium, sulfur and micronutrients

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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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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Soils Data Available from the USDA-NRCS-Soil Science Division

The United States has an astounding variety of soil types from the humid eastern states, across the grassland prairies, deserts, and mountains to the Pacific Ocean, plus the polar soils of Alaska and the tropical soils of Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Since 1890, the USDA has been mapping, classifying, and sampling this array of soils to better understand what they are, how they formed, and how they can be managed most beneficially. This webinar traces the history of our investigation of soils and provides information about how to easily get the most recent data online including maps and laboratory data.

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

Speaker Information:
Curtis Monger
National Leader—Soil Survey Standards
USDA-NRCS

Curtis Monger is the National Leader of Soil Survey Standards with USDA NRCS and Professor Emeritus at New Mexico State University where he taught Soil Classification and Genesis, Intro Soils, and Intro Environmental Science. He received his B.Sc. degree in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Tennessee after which he mapped soils for the Soil Conservation Service. He later received his M.Sc degree in Geology from the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. degree in Agronomy (Soil Science) from New Mexico State University. He is a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).

Contributors:
David Hoover
Director—National Soil Survey Center
USDA-NRCS

David Lindbo
Director—Soil Science Division
USDA-NRCS

Mike Robotham
Natl Leader—World Soil Resources and Technical Soil Services
USDA-NRCS

$15.00 Members/Certified Professionals
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Soil & Water Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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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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Crop Management   0.5

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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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Spring Wheat Response to Simulated Glyphosate Drift

The nearly ubiquitous use of glyphosate-resistant soybean, corn, sugar beet, and/or canola cultivars in the Northern Great Plains can result in off-target movement to sensitive crops like spring wheat. The objective of this study was to measure the effect of simulated glyphosate drift at a concentration of 0.07 lb acid equivalent/acre on spring wheat crop injury, crop residue, and yield.

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Integrated Pest Management   0.5

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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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Striking the Economic Balance for P and K Fertilizer

In an age of persistently low commodity prices, growers and their CCAs are walking a tightrope in trying to find the agronomic and economic balance in fertility programs. Taking the measured and planned approach to fertility and focusing efforts on low-testing soils lowers both the economic and environment risks. 

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Nutrient 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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Subsurface Drip Irrigation in Ontario

Subsurface drip helps Ontario growers to improve yields and be better prepared to deal with low-water/drought situations, more rigorous water permitting, and the growing impact of climate change.


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Soil & Water Management   1.0

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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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Supervising Former Peers

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In collaboration with the American Seed Trade Association, ASA, CSSA, and SSSA are launching a series of five webinars titled The Leadership Series: Taking It to the Next Level, designed for those at the early and mid-career level (although all will find valuable take-aways).

Only one person can be promoted to lead the team. The new supervisor-report relationship of former team members, friends, or rivals, changes the dynamic. This webinar will discuss the important first steps a new manager should take to establish the norms and boundaries needed to establish the new relationship. How will we operate when we disagree, when we agree? How does this change our relationship outside of work? How to I appear to be a fair team leader? How do I ensure that I really am being fair?

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

Speaker Information:
Dr. Samatha Miller
Beck's Hybrids

Samantha Miller earned her PhD in Agronomy from Purdue in 2012.  In that process she discovered a love for teaching science rather than performing basic research.  She completed the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Congressional Science Fellowship and spent two years as a tenure-track faculty member at Oklahoma State University before joining Beck’s Hybrids in 2015.  As Agvocacy Lead, Samantha conducts tours of the facility for prospective customers and school groups, coordinates the intern program and runs the We Are Beck’s social media campaign.

Tom Koch, PhD
Breeding Manager
Beck's Hybrids

Tom Koch is the Breeding Manager for Beck’s Superior Hybrids in Atlanta, IN. In this role he manages the breeding, conversion, molecular lab, and counter season efforts for Beck’s. Previous to his tenure at Beck’s, Tom was a breeder for AgReliant Genetics in Champaign, IL, where he developed multiple patented and commercial lines for the 108-114 day markets. He was promoted to VP of Research of AgReliant, managing the research effort for North American and supervising his former peers. Tom has been active within ASTA and the industry through serving the National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders as a past chair and NAPB-liaison, chair of the ASTA Corn Basic Research Committee, and as a member of the Germplasm Enhancement of Maize (GEM) technical steering group. Tom earned his doctorate in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Wisconsin recently honored Tom with selection as a 40-under-40 award, given to top alumni starting their careers. He also received Bachelors Degrees in Agricultural Education and Plant Biology from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. Tom currently resides in Sheridan, IN, with his wife and 3 children. He has run 12 half- and 1 full-marathons. He and his family are very active in soccer, 4-H, and St. Maria Goretti church.

Free to ASA/CSSA/ASA Members
$15.00 Certified Professionals
$15.00 Non-members

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Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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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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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 Art of Delegation

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Date:  Thursday, April 19, 2018

Times:  3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern/2:00 - 3:00 PM Central/1:00 - 2:00 PM Mountain/12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Pacific

In collaboration with the American Seed Trade Association, ASA, CSSA, and SSSA are launching a series of five webinars titled The Leadership Series: Taking It to the Next Level, designed for those at the early and mid-career level (although all will find valuable take-aways).  Webinars are scheduled in January, February, March, April and June.

April Webinar Description: When done well, delegation is one of the most powerful skill sets for leaders. For many, however, it is one of the most difficult to start. Delegation can feel like a loss of control and it can feel like it takes more time. However, it also provides growth opportunities for others, which supports succession planning in your organization. Another benefit of delegation is that it frees up time on your schedule to focus on those activities that only you can do, and it provides opportunity for you to take on new challenges and practice new skills. 

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

Speaker Information:
Oswaldo Lopez Sanchez
Global Human Resources Lead
RiceTec, Inc.

Oswaldo is RiceTec’s Global Lead for Human Resources, a position he assumed upon joining the company in 2012. He is responsible for setting the strategy and direction for RiceTec’s Human Resources around the world, including workforce planning, organizational development, compensation, health and safety, and community outreach. Oswaldo has 20 years of International Human Resource experience, including 10 in the agriculture industry. He currently serves as a member of the Management Skills Committee for ASTA. Oswaldo earned his B.A. and MBA from Mexico’s Tecnológico de Monterrey, along to diverse Executive Training from Cornell, Purdue and Stanford.

Traci LaChance
US Production Lead
RiceTec, Inc.

Traci is RiceTec’s US Production Lead, joining the team in 2009.  She is responsible for setting the strategy, along with the business and operations objectives for RiceTec’s production and manufacturing operations in the US.  This includes the people, process and safety initiatives for this department.  A key focus is to work with the business to maximize planning tools to match the business supply and demand. Contingency planning, financial analysis and scenario planning are the foundation to Traci’s department.  Traci has been in the seed production & manufacturing industry 25 years professionally, with a B.A. in Marketing.

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Registration for the webinar includes access to the live webinar and a link to a recording of the webinar.

The live webinar broadcast will be delivered via GoToWebinar.  After registering, you will receive an email with a link to register with GoToWebinar to receive the connection information.

The recording link will be emailed to you and will be available approximately one week from the scheduled date.  This link will be valid for 30 days and can only be used by the registrant.  The recording link will be posted for access by members after the live broadcast.

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Professional Development   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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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

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$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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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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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Twenty Years of Grain Sorghum and Soybean Yield Response to Tillage and N Fertilization of a Claypan Soil

Crops grown without tillage on claypan soils in the eastern Great Plains often yield less than with tillage, especially cereals that require careful management regarding N fertilization. The objective of this 20-year study was to determine the response of grain sorghum and soybean in rotation to tillage and N fertilization on a claypan soil in southeastern Kansas. 

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Understanding Grain Moisture Percentage and Nutrient Contents for Precision Grain Management

 Crops at different landscape positions mature at different times. Harvesting crops following maturity at an appropriate moisture content can reduce harvest losses, grain quality, and drying costs. To assess if targeted harvesting is a feasible operation, it is important to understand how grain moisture percentage affects selling prices. To calculate the value of the crop, grain yields must be converted to a standard moisture content. This chapter discusses and provides examples on how to calculate grain moisture contents and determine the nutrient concentration in the harvested grain. 

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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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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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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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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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Using UAVs for Crop Management: Getting Started and Making Them Useful

We have all heard about the potential of drones and the great things they are going to do for crop production. However, there is limited information available to agricultural professionals on what drone platform and camera is needed to provide reliable operation and meaningful crop data. This webinar is designed to educate “boots on the ground” agricultural professionals on how to select a drone and camera to fit the needs of their operation. It will also provide an introduction on how to utilize the data to improve crop management. This webinar will focus on the technical aspects of this technology from a practical perspective.

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

Speaker Information:
Dr. Ray Asebedo
Assistant Professor of Precision Agriculture
Kansas State University

Dr. Ray Asebedo is a Kansas native. He received his B.S. degree in agronomy and Ph.D. in soil fertility and is now serving as an assistant professor of precision agriculture at Kansas State University. Dr. Asebedo focuses his research program on developing agronomic algorithms for drones, satellites, and active optical sensor technologies for improving nitrogen recommendations in crop production. Dr. Asebedo works closely with farmers and agricultural professionals to develop technologies that improve yield and profit per acre.

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Using UAVs for Crop Management: How Successful Agronomists Are Using Aerial Imaging to Attract More Customers

Technology leaders have told us "technology becomes productive when it becomes boring.” Drones in precision agriculture are now common and are falling into the “boring” category. Consequently, they have to support a solid return on investment. This webinar will discuss how agronomists and crop consultants are leveraging agricultural drone technology to drastically grow their businesses and become "agricultural heroes" in the eyes of their customers. The focus of this webinar will be on the business case for drone use among agronomists and crop consultants with a minor focus on technical aspects of the technology.

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

Speaker Information:
Bret Chilcott
Founder and CEO
AgEagle Aerial Systems

Bret Chilcott of AgEagle in Neodesha, Kansas grew up on a small farm in south-central Kansas. While working for area farmers, he spent every penny he earned on model airplanes or flying lessons. After graduation he worked for various companies and eventually began an advanced composite manufacturing company in Neodesha where he started working with Kansas State University to develop airframes for the university’s UAV program. When Bret learned about this budding industry, he pivoted the composite manufacturer into AgEagle, which is now the largest manufacture of aerial precision robotic aircraft in the world. AgEagle manufactures complete aerial imaging systems for use in agriculture.

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Crop Management   1.0
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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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Water Management Strategies Under Water-Limited Conditions

Drought conditions and growing competition for water with cities are putting pressure on growers who depend on irrigation for crop production to adapt their water management strategies. This article discusses crop rotations, residue management, and water management tools that can help.

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Soil & Water Management   0.5

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Water Quality and Irrigation Analysis Reporting in Western U.S. Agriculture

There has recently been a surge in the number of irrigation water suitability tests performed in California. The increase is due to a regulatory focus on groundwater quality, especially nitrate pollution of drinking water. This article dives deeper into the results of a typical irrigation suitability analysis report to look at how irrigation water quality can affect crop production.

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Soil & Water Management   1.0

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Watershed-scale Phosphorus Balances to Establish Reasonable Water Quality Expectations

Nutrient balances to optimize phosphorus use efficiency without jeopardizing system productivity can be applied at multiple spatial scales to track nutrient flows on the farm or across a watershed. When combined with soil testing or water quality data, nutrient balances can be a valuable tool for determining which 4R phosphorus management practices will be effective for meeting production or nutrient loss reduction goals.

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Nutrient Management   1.0

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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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Webcast Seminar Series - Agronomic and Environmental Uses of Biochar (Part 1)

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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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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Webcast Seminar Series - Anaerobic Digestion Systems

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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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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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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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 - Determining Causes of Deep-pit Swine Manure Foaming Issues and Potential M

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient 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 - Effects of Long-Term Manure Applications on Soil in the Irrigated Northwest

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient 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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Professional Development   1.0

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Webcast Seminar Series - Emergency Response to Natural Disasters for Livestock Facilities

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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Webcast Seminar Series - Making Sense of Treatment Technology Options for Livestock Farms

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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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 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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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 - Mortality Management Options During an Avian Influenza Outbreak

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Webcast Seminar Series - Next Generation Strategies for Managing Edge of Field Nutrient Losses

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Soil & Water 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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Webcast Seminar Series - Poo is not to play with: Manure Handling Safety

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series

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Nutrient 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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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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Integrated Pest Management   0.5

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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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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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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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Soil & Water Management   1.0
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Why is Soil Organic Matter so Important?

Soil organic matter is a small, but critical component of the soil. This article demonstrates the value of enhancing soil organic matter for increasing the functionality of soils.

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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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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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