CropsTV Weekly Outlook for Dec. 21, 2020

December 20, 2020 11:02 PM
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You can view the full 10-week program, 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

herbicide resistance.

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.

CropsTV is presented with support from the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Soybean Association. All times are CST.



Meaghan Anderson Field Agronomist in Central Iowa

Meaghan Anderson is a field agronomist in central Iowa and an extension field specialist at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Educational programming is available for farmers, agribusinesses, pesticide applicators, certified crop advisors, and other individuals interested in...

Mark Licht Associate Professor

Dr. Mark Licht is an associate professor and extension cropping systems specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. His extension, research and teaching program is focused on how to holistically manage Iowa cropping systems to achieve productivity, profitability and en...

Rebecca Vittetoe Field Agronomist in EC Iowa

Rebecca Vittetoe is an extension field agronomist in east central Iowa. Educational programs are available for farmers, agribusiness, pesticide applicators, and certified crop advisors.

Areas of expertise include agronomy, field crop production and management of corn, soybeans, and...