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You can view the full 10-week program here, but read on to check out a quick preview of our week four presentations.
Tuesday, December 22 at 9:00 a.m.
- Is an effective herbicide program enough?
Bob Hartzler, professor of agronomy and ISU extension weed specialist hosts a program on how we can best manage herbicides to protect their value. Metabolism-based herbicide resistance has called into question the value of multiple effective sites of action in delaying
Wednesday, December 23 at 9:00 a.m.
- Role of tissue testing and foliar fertilization to improve micronutrients and macronutrients soybean nutrition in Iowa
Antonio Mallarino, professor of agronomy and ISU extension soil fertility specialist will present results of numerous Iowa trials to study the value of tissue testing and foliar fertilization for several nutrients in soybean. Given currently unfavorable crop grain prices, many producers are looking for ways to reduce fertilization costs. There is especial interest on foliar fertilization as a potential way to reduce or complement preplant fertilization for soybean.
Wednesday, December 23 at 1:00 p.m.
- 2020 Drought, soil water-holding capacity and moisture needed for 2021
Angela Rieck-Hinz, ISU extension field agronomist from Clarion, IA reports on the 2020 drought the majority of Iowa experienced some degree of in 2020. What does the impact of these dry conditions mean for soil moisture conditions for the 2021 growing season? This presentation will review drought conditions, crop needs, how much water our soils hold, and what it will take to replace our soil moisture.