CropsTV Weekly Outlook (Jan. 25, 2021)

January 24, 2021 6:00 PM
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CropsTV is entering week 9, however, do not let this hold you back from registering. There are 3 live episodes this week and another 3 live episodes to finish out CropsTV programming next week. While there is only 6 live episodes left, you can still watch all 45 episodes on-demand through February. Learn more and register here today. You can view the full 10-week program here, but read on to check out a quick preview of our week six presentations.


Tuesday, January 26 at 9 to 10 a.m.

  • Corn rootworm management update

Erin Hodgson, professor and extension entomologist, Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

During the past decade, there are been a number of challenges in the management of corn rootworm, including the development of resistance, which has arisen in large part because of prophylactic management. This presentation will review scouting tips and economic thresholds, and focus on research-based management strategies for more sustainable corn rootworm suppression.

Wednesday, January 27 at 9 to 10 a.m.

  • Making sense of cover crop management research

Mark Licht, assistant professor and extension cropping systems specialist, Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

This topic will use recent cover crop research to hone in on best management practices for cover crops adoption in Iowa. The focus will be on research results from cover crops seeding methods, seeding rate and termination timing; starter N and strip-tillage ahead of corn; and interseeding cover crops into vegetative stage corn.

Thursday, January 28 at 9 to 10 a.m.

  • Drought tolerance in corn hybrids is affected by timing of drought stress initiation

Jeff Coulter, professor and extension specialist of corn-based cropping systems, Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN

In the upper Midwest, moderate drought stress often occurs during the mid- to late reproductive stages of corn, and sometimes occurs during pollination. The availability of drought-tolerant hybrids, increasing corn acres under irrigation, and variable-rate technology provide many growers with new opportunities to mitigate drought stress in corn. This session will help participants better understand corn hybrid response to moderate drought stress, enabling improved agronomic decisions when dry growing conditions are anticipated or when irrigation water is in limited supply.

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...