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Iowa Soybean Association - Farmer Research Conference

  • 833 5th Ave Des Moines, IA 50309 USA (map)

February 7, 2018

6:30 AM - 3:00 PM REGISTRATION Check-in and pick up your name badge and event program

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Conservation Infrastructure - Ray Gaesser,farmer; Mike Naig, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture; Sean M Soil Management Room - Rooms 318-319 The Conservation Infrastructure (CI) initiative is designed to increase the private sector investment to more cost-effectively implement the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The trio will provide highlights from the CI action plan and discuss next steps for implementation. SOIL & WATER MANAGEMENT CEUs: 0.5

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Drip Irrigation In Iowa - Steve Killpack Precision/Decision Ag - Rooms 309-310 2018 ISA Farmer Research Conference 1/16/2018 2018 ISA Farmer Research Conference - Agenda | Online Registration by Cvent http://www.isaconferencesignup.com/events/2018-isa-farmer-research-conference/agenda-ced62675026240909d0637b84b696f75.aspx 2/5 Speakers: This session will cover a farmer’s real-world experience in southwest Iowa with drip irrigation in row crops, including yield benefits, costs and practical considerations. SOIL & WATER MANAGEMENT CEUs: 0.5

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Palmer Amaranath Risk in Iowa - Profs. Clinton Meyer, John Pauley, Brady Spangenberg & student panel OFN Room - Rooms 312-313 Simpson College sustainability students developed a model of palmer amaranth infestation for Iowa. The students and professor Pauley will share their methods and outcomes that help farmers see the risks of this invasive weed. INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT CEUs: 0.5

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Weed Management Strategies for Soybeans - Kevin Bradley, professor and Missouri Extension Weed Science Bradley will teach the fundamentals of a sound weed management program that you can use, regardless of the seed traits you plant. INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1 Dr. Kevin Bradley

9:20 AM - 10:20 AM Digital Technologies within U.S. Crop Production - John Fulton, The Ohio State University, Columbus Digital tools for agriculture are rapidly evolving. Fulton will give an overview of the development of digital agriculture using a recent soybean producer survey. CROP MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1

9:20 AM - 10:20 AM Field-Scale Water Monitoring Results - Adam Kiel, Tony Seeman, ISA EPS Room - Rooms 316-317 The EPS team has been collecting and analyzing tile water samples from hundreds of fields across Iowa. This presentation will provide an overview of the results across different cropping and management systems. This presentation is a must-see if you’ve participated in water monitoring. SOIL & WATER MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1

9:20 AM - 9:55 AM Nitrogen Management Results - Anthony Martin, ISA 30-Minute Session Room - Room 320 How did nitrogen fertilizer fare on replicated strip trials across Iowa? Commercial nitrogen modeling tools, active crop sensors, and other notable trials will be discussed. NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT CEUs: 0.5

9:20 AM - 10:20 AM Soybean Trial Results - Matt Hoffman, ISA OFN Room - Rooms 312-313 This session will highlight the replicated strip trial results for various products on soybeans. CROP MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1

9:20 AM - 10:20 AM Understanding Basic Soil Health - Doug Peterson NRCS-MO Soil Management Room - Rooms 318-319 Soil health impacts virtually all natural resource processes. Learn what kind of management it will take to improve infiltration, nutrient cycling, weed control and other aspects of agriculture. SOIL & WATER MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1

9:20 AM - 10:20 AM Vegetation Indices' Relationship to Crop Yield - Joshua Pritsolas & Randall Pearson Analytics Room - Rooms 314-315 The presenters will review a three-year study on vegetation indices with yields of corn and soybean. A remote sensing mechanism identifying field areas that may limit yield was created as part of the study. CROP MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Digital Prescription Agriculture - Nathan Paul, ISA Precision/Decision Ag - Rooms 309-310 Nathan Paul will analyze new precision agriculture tools for farmers including DuPont Pioneer Encirca, Trimble’s Soil Information System (SIS), Veris’s iScan and John Deere’s 4640 Universal Display. CROP MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Drainage Water Recycling - Jane Frankenberger Purdue University EPS Room - Rooms 316-317 Recycling of subsurface drainage water can reduce nutrient loss from fields. Larger water storage reservoirs have more benefits, but how large is needed? A new online tool can 1/16/2018 2018 ISA Farmer Research Conference - Agenda | Online Registration by Cvent http://www.isaconferencesignup.com/events/2018-isa-farmer-research-conference/agenda-ced62675026240909d0637b84b696f75.aspx 3/5 help to choose the proper storage size. SOIL & WATER MANAGEMENT CEUs:0.5

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Fungicide & Insecticide on Soybeans - Anthony Martin & Brett McArtor OFN Room - Rooms 312-313 Disease and insects can be a major yield robbing pest for soybean. The agronomic and economic effects of fungicide and insecticide on soybeans will be reviewed. INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Improving the Performance of Rye Cover Crop Systems - Theo Gunther and Peter Kyveryga, ISA Analytics Room - Rooms 314-315 Many factors affect yields and nitrate losses in a soybean-corn-cover crop system. Using measurements from nine farms, we can predict how nitrogen application timing, rates, and cover crop management will impact this system. CROP MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1

10:45 AM - 11:25 AM In-Field Profitability Assessment: - Suzanne Fey, ISA 30-Minute Session Room - Room 320 The recent low commodity prices are highlight how soils and weather impact yield and profitability. How can farmers leverage their data when they can only adjust some factors that drive profitability? CROP MANAGEMENT CEUs: 0.5

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Strip-Tillage Management - Dean Sponheim Soil Management Room - Rooms 318-319 This long-time strip-tiller will discuss his experiences getting stared, his successes and struggles and what role tillage has in the future of agriculture. CROP MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Potential Impact of Drainage Water Recycling - Chirs Hay, ISA EPS Room - Rooms 316-317 Part II of this session shows the benefits to the potential water supply, irrigation demand and crop yield when storing subsurface drainage water. SOIL & WATER MANAGEMENT CEUs:0.5

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch - Sponsored by ASGROW General Session Room - Rooms 302-308 Live market reports and news of the day with Mark Dorenkamp, Brownfield Ag News. Special Guests: Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, President Iowa State University and Dr. Joe Coletti, Interim Dean of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 21st Century Policy and Partnership - Panel EPS Room - Rooms 316-317 Natural resource enhancement on private lands and aggregate environmental impacts off the farm bring together public and private interests. A panel of experts will debate state and federal natural resource policy ideas for the 21st Century. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CEUs: 1

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM A New Low-Cost Tool for Nitration Evaluation - Theo Gunther, ISA 30-Minute Session Room - Room 320 It often requires long-term sampling and expensive equipment to determine the nitrate reducing effects from a conservation practice. Gunther will demonstrate the 360 SOILSCAN that generate basic, low-cost nitrogen evaluations for farmers and service providers. NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT CEUs: 0.5

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Better Agronomic Decisions from Historical Data - Annabelle Laurent and Fernando Miquez, ISU Analytics Room - Rooms 314-315 A new online tool can summarize historical data from ISA's replicated strip trials. See how different products and inputs perform and how management practices affect yield response. CROP MANAGEMENT CEUs:

1 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Corn Research Trials - Rich Stessman, ISA OFN Room - Rooms 312-313 The results of corn research trials testing yield enhancers and in-furrow mycorrhizal fungi complex are shared. Also, learn the impacts of corn rootworm beetles and parasitic corn nematodes across Iowa. NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1 1/16/2018 2018 ISA Farmer Research Conference - Agenda | Online Registration by Cvent http://www.isaconferencesignup.com/events/2018-isa-farmer-research-conference/agenda-ced62675026240909d0637b84b696f75.aspx 4/5 Speakers:

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Cover Crops - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Steve Killpack Soil Management Room - Rooms 318-319 Killpack will share his experience with adding cover crops to his crop rotation, including yield benefits, costs and practical considerations. CROP MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM SCN - Past, Present and Future - Greg Tylka, ISU Precision/Decision Ag - Rooms 309-310 Tylka will review the current situation of the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) using research data from throughout Iowa. INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM An Ancient Fertilizer in a Precision Age - Dan Anderson and Brian Dougherty, ISU Precision/Decision Ag - Rooms 309-310 That ancient fertilizer: manure. How can farmers get the most value for manure while dealing with compaction, timing, and logistic constraints? Data will be shared on swine manure with cover crops and application timing. NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Mapping Corn Nitrogen Usage via Ariel Image - Chris Wilkins & Brad Wirt, ISA Analytics Room - Rooms 314-315 See results of a two-year study using digital aerial imagery to map in-field corn nitrogen status areas in the Middle Cedar River watershed, based on a stalk nitrate survey from hundreds of corn fields. NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM New Technology for the Planter - Jason Webster Soil Management Room - Rooms 318-319 The planter of tomorrow may actually be here today. We'll discuss new technology that give growers the opportunity to sense and apply seed and nutrients like never before. CROP MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Soybean Production - What Works and What Doesn't - Kyle Jesen, Agronomist & Scott Nelson, ISA OFN Room - Rooms 312-313 Let's look at real world case studies where Iowa farmers achieved high soybean yields and the practical management practices that contributed to these profitable yields. CROP MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1

2:15 PM - 2:50 PM The Nutrient Reduction Exchange - Adam Kiel, ISA 30-Minute Session Room - Room 320 What is the Nutrient Reduction Exchange? Kiel will illustrate this pathway to increased partnerships between cities and farmers that can improve water quality upstream and downstream. SOIL & WATER MANAGEMENT CEUs: 0.5

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM What Happens When Your Crop Field STRIPS - Lis Schulte-Moore, Matt Helmers, ISU EPS Room - Rooms 316-317 Learn about the research and application of prairie strips, a new practice that can improve soil and water quality as well as wildlife conservation including pollinator habitat. SOIL & WATER MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1

3:20 PM - 4:30 PM Why NOW is the Best Time Ever to be in Agriculture - Lowell Catlett, professor General Session Room - Rooms 302-308 More markets are available today for agricultural products, locally and globally, than ever in 6000 years of recorded history! Today’s agriculture is about food, human health, ecotourism and new markets that didn’t exist just a decade ago. The opportunities are literally boundless. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CEUs: 1 Dr. Lowell Catlett

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Conservation Infrastructure - Ray Gaesser, farmer; Mike Naig, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture; and S Soil Management Room - Rooms 318-319 The Conservation Infrastructure (CI) initiative is designed to increase the private sector investment to more cost-effectively implement the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The trio will provide highlights from the CI action plan and discuss next steps for implementation. SOIL & WATER MANAGEMENT CEUs: 0.5

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Drip Irrigation in Iowa - Steve Killpack Precision/Decision Ag - Rooms 309-310 This session will cover a farmer’s real-world experience in southwest Iowa with drip irrigation in row crops, including yield benefits, costs and practical considerations. SOIL & WATER MANAGEMENT CEUs: 0.5

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Palmer Amaranath Risk in Iowa - Profs. Clinton Meyer, John Pauley, Brady Spangenberg & student panel OFN Room - Rooms 312-313

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