IPM School for Agronomy Professionals - 2012

Thanks goes out to all of the organizers and speakers. In Summary:

Location: Southeast Research Farm: Beresford SD

10.5 CCA Credits were offered in:

  • Nutrient Management/Soil Fertility - 1.5
  • Integrated Pest Management - 6.0
  • Crop Management - 1.5
  • Soil and Water Management - 1.5

Each participant received a 3-ring binder with Field School handout and reference material. Noon and Thursday evening meals were provided.

SCHEDULE:
July 26, 2012
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Introductory Session
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sessions 1-6
Noon Lunch (Provided)
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM Sessions 1-6
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Supper (Provided)
6:30 PM Session 7 - Climatology

July 27, 2012
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sessions 1-6
Noon Lunch (Provided)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sessions 1-6
3:00 PM Final Thoughts & Evaluation, followed by SDSU ice cream

TOPICS (90-minute sessions)

  • Weed Management: Crop Injury Characteristics and Weed Identification
    • Mike Moechnig, SDSU Ext. Weed Specialist
    • Mark Rosenberg, SDSU Ext. Field Specialist-Agronomy/Weeds
  • SCN and Corn Nematodes
    • Buyung Hadi, SDSU Ext. Pesticide Applicator Training Coordinator;
    • Connie Tande, Manager SDSU Plant Diagnostic Laboratory;
    • Tamra Jackson, UN-L Ext. Pathologist
  • Scouting and Identifying Common Soybean Diseases and New Diseases in Corn
    • Connie Strunk, SDSU Ext. Field Specialist Plant Pathology
    • Bob Fanning, SDSU Ext. Field Specialist Plant Pathology
    • Tamra Jackson, UN-L Ext. Pathologist
  • Precision Agronomy: Variable Rate Fertilizer Application
    • Ron Gelderman, SDSU Ext. Soils Specialist
    • Gregg Carlson, SDSU Ext. Precision Ag Specialist
    • Kurt Reitsma, SDSU Ext. Field Specialist Precision Ag
  • Know Thy Enemy (And Thy Friend): Scouting, Identification and Thresholds for Major Arthropod Pests of Corn, Soybeans, and Forage Crops
    • Ada Szczepaniec, SDSU Ext. Entomologist
    • Kelley Tilmon, SDSU Soybean Entomologist
    • Jonathan Nixon, SDSU Ext. Field Specialist Entomology
  • Soil Salinity and Why We Are Seeing the Problem
    • Bruce Kunze, Retired NRCS Soil Scientist
    • Larry Wagner, SDSU Ext. Field Specialist Agronomy

Thursday Evening Session:

  • Climate Trends Impacting Agriculture
    • Dennis Todey, SDSU and State Climatologist
    • Laura Edwards, SDSU Ext. Field Specialist Climatology

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