CropsTV Weekly Outlook (Jan.11, 2021)

January 11, 2021 7:57 AM
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With only four weeks left, you can still get all 45 episodes of CropsTV, 12 of which you can catch live. Sign up today to catch this weeks episodes or binge watch the 26 already posted episodes. There are up to 45 CCA continuing education units all available for a $45 season pass. Learn more and register here today. You can view the full 10-week program, but read on to check out a quick preview of our week six presentations.


Tuesday, January 12 at 9 to 10 a.m.

  • Update on spray nozzle technology

Ryan Bergman, program specialist, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

This session will briefly discuss currently available sprayer PWM technologies with an overview of key benefits, applying label requirements and the importance of boom height control. We will also discuss the future of this technology with recent product releases and other technologies this enables.


Wednesday, January 13 at 9 to 10 a.m.

  • Nitrate reduction from field to stream

Matthew Helmers, professor and extension agricultural engineer, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

This presentation will continue past presentations on discussing opportunities for nitrate reduction. This will highlight emerging work looking at nitrogen management, cover crops, land use, and edge of field practices.


Wednesday, January 13 at 1 to 2 p.m.

  • Farm financial management in tough times

Charles Brown, extension farm management field specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Oskaloosa, IA

Using a case study, we will look at financial decisions a farmer could make and how they might affect his operation. This will include some financing alternatives, marketing decisions and operating costs decisions.


Thursday, January 14 at 9 to 10 a.m.

  • Derecho response and recovery for woodlands and windbreaks

William Beck, assistant professor and extension forestry specialist, Natural Resource and Ecology Management, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

The August 10th derecho produced devastating impacts to Iowa's woodlands and windbreaks. This webinar will present recovery strategies for both, as well as inform on how to build resilient woodland and windbreak resources for the future.


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...