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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.