CropsTV Weekly Outlook for Jan. 4, 2021

January 3, 2021 4:00 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 six presentations.

Tuesday, January 5 at 9 to 10 a.m.

  • 2020 Soybean Disease Update

Daren Mueller, associate professor and extension crop plant pathologist, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

The dry weather across much of the state slowed (or stopped) disease progression in soybean fields. However, the Mueller lab still has some updates on research related to soybean diseases. I will summarize some of the key research findings on soybean disease management.

Wednesday, January 6 at 9 to 10 a.m.

  • Nitrogen management research and the Minnesota Groundwater Protection Rule

Fabián Fernández, associate professor, Soil, Water and Climate, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN

Managing nitrogen with skill and using the best possible information available from scientific research are key for profitable, sustainable, and environmentally responsible agriculture production. Yet, it is often difficult to know what combination of placement, nitrogen source, rate, and time of application is best for every field situation. We will discuss these challenges and what they might mean to you and to your northern neighbors farming under the new Minnesota Groundwater Protection Rule.

Wednesday, January 6 at 1 to 2 p.m.

  • Four ways to help wildlife on every farm

Adam Janke, assistant professor and extension wildlife specialist, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Wildlife are everywhere on Iowa's landscapes and for many, their company enriches our daily experience from end rows to tree stands to back-porch feeders! In this presentation, Dr. Adam Janke will present on the basics of wildlife habitat and present four ways every farmer or landowner can improve conditions for wildlife and wildlife habitat on every farm.

Thursday, January 7 at 9 to 10 a.m.

  • Best practices for interpreting yield monitor data

Matt Darr, professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

This presentation will focus on best practices for interpreting combine yield monitor data. Research on yield data confidence and minimal reliable yield data area will be emphasized. The information presented will be valuable for creating crop management plans and evaluating the yield impact of crop input decisions.

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



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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...

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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.

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