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Continuing Education – Conference Agenda (MT Private CEU App) (as of 10/12/2011 3:48:18 PM) Page 1 of 3 2012 FWAA Idaho Winter Conference January 9, 10 & 11, 2012 – CSI, Twin Falls, ID DAY TWO (2) Tuesday, January 10 General Sessions 8:00 AM - 9:30a AM General Session 3 – TBD (Leonard Gianessi, CropLife America) CEU’s: Description TBD CCA States: Agronomic Training Crop Management (Room TBD) 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Behavior of Ammonium and Potassium in Calcareous Soils – John Taberna Sr., Western Laboratories CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – SW-1 Effects of CEC and base saturation on NH4+ and K calcareous soils. States: N/A 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Humic Substance Influence on Soil Health and Crop Production – Mir Seyedbagheri, U of I CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – CM .5 & SW .5 The drastic decline of soil organic matter (SOM) in arable lands worldwide due to States: N/A carbon turnover and cropping systems, has resulted in seriously low levels of SOM in today’s soils. Research shows the importance of microbial process in soil and plant metabolism for the protection of organic carbon in agricultural soils and sustainable cropping systems. Over the past 17 years, research trials were established to evaluate the efficacy of different commercial humates products derived from lignite and Leonardite in potato crop production. Data from humic acid (HA) trials showed that different cropping systems responded differently to different products in relation to yield and quality. Collectively, the consistent use of good quality products in our replicated research plots in different years resulted in a yield increase from 11.4 percent to the maximum of 22.3 percent. 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ways to Increase P Efficiency: Getting the Most for Your Money – Robert Mikkelsen, IPNI CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – NM-1 Phosphorus is a limited natural resource. Reports of global P scarcity have forced States: N/A reexamination of how fertilizer is used. The geologic sources of P and how it is transformed to fertilizer will be reviewed. The essential role of P in plan nutrition will be covered. Techniques to improve P fertilizer efficiency will be covered… including placement, P sources, foliar fertilization, and various additives. 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Soil, Sulfur, Deficiencies and Micronutrient Interactions – Wesley Haun, Tiger- Sul/H.J. Baker Brothers CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – NM-1 Sulfur is an essential secondary nutrient required in several plant metabolic States: N/A functions. A greater understanding of sulfur and its impact on crops grown in the PNW can enhance crop efficiency and productivity. Micronutrient availability is influenced by interactions with other nutrients and soil pH. Therefore, a balance between all essential nutrients is required to optimize crop productivity. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Nutrient Management to Enhance Crop Performance and Protect the Environment – Paul Stukenholtz, Stukenholtz Laboratories CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – NM .5 & SW .5 Site specific nutrient management to enhance crop performance in poor performing States: N/A soils and protect the environment. Do you add more fertilizer to poorly performing areas to increase yield or less fertilizer in order to reduce costs and reduce excess nutrient application? Which method best protects ground water from excessive nitrogen and phosphorus? How can you improve water infiltration in bad areas? How does site specific application change the recommended rates of N, P, K, S, micronutrients, and elemental sulfur? Pest Management (Room TBD) Continuing Education – Conference Agenda (MT Private CEU App) (as of 10/12/2011 3:48:18 PM) Page 2 of 3 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Identification of Common Potato Diseases with Emphasis on Later Blight – Jeff Miller, Miller Research CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – PM-1 Discuss fungicides labeled for the control of late blight and early blight, with States: emphasis on proper fungicide selection for disease control efficacy and managing fungicide resistance in pathogen populations. Timing of fungicide applications will be stressed, along with the importance of tank-mixing for resistance management. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cereal Diseases: Identification and Prevention with Emphasis on Rust Diseases – Juliet Marshall, U of I CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – PM-1 Stripe rust of wheat severely impacted grain production in the 2011 growing season. States: We will discuss the environmental conditions that favored the development of the epidemic, the utilization of fungicides to control the disease and protect the crop, and management strategies for future production. Management strategies for other problematic diseases will also be discussed. 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Identification of Common Inspect Pests Associated with Wheat, Potato and Sugar Beats – Erik Wnninger, U of I CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – PM-1 Identification of common insect pests associated with wheat, potato and sugar beet, States: including the right way to scout. 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Identification of Common Nematodes in Idaho Associated with Potato, Sugar Beet… – Saad Hafez, U of I CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – PM-1 Scouting and sampling techniques, Implications of potato cyst nematode for the States: Idaho potato industry. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Identification of Common Weeds-From Seedlings Stage to Mature Plants – Don Morishita, U of I CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – PM-1 Correctly identifying weeds is critical for making the best weed control States: recommendation. This presentation will focus on unique plant anatomical characteristics useful in identifying plant families, plan genera, and individual species. Application Safety (Room TBD) 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Agriculture Water Management – Carolyn Firth, Idaho SWC CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – SW-1 Elevated nutrient levels in ground water and surface water is a concern in water States: N/A bodies and aquifers throughout many agriculture areas in the country. High intensity nutrient management, which includes grid or zonal soil sampling, variable rate application of fertilizer, and GPS guided application can help farmers apply fertilizers and chemicals in a way that targets less productive areas of fields and prevents over-fertilization or treatment of more productive areas. These practices are not only beneficial to water quality, but can also be of economic benefit to the farmer. Irrigation water management using soil moisture monitoring in conjunction with evapotranspiration modeling using the US Bureau of Reclamation’s AgriMet service can also help maximize irrigation efficiency and prevent leaching of nutrients into ground water. Information explaining high intensity nutrient management and irrigation water management will be present. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Reducing Honey Bee Damage from Pesticides – Reed Findlay, U of I CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – PM-1 This presentation will cover the many ways farmers and pesticide applicators can States: reduce the number of honey bee colonies they damage or kill through the inadvertent non-target application of pesticides. We will specifically address the use of carbaryl, carbofuran, chlorpyrifos, and other insecticides. When these pesticides are used, the form they are used in, and how long they are used affect the impact they have on bee colonies. The importance of good communications between the pesticide applicator and the beekeeper will be emphasized. 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 2012 Fumigant Label Requirements – Scott Larkin, Taminco/Simplot CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – PM-1 The new label provisions will include: Buffer zones, and how to determine buffer States: zones; buffer credits and how to determine buffer credits; buffer zone restrictions; Continuing Education – Conference Agenda (MT Private CEU App) (as of 10/12/2011 3:48:18 PM) Page 3 of 3 buffer zone monitoring requirements; notification of neighbors and training requirements for certified applicators. 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Idaho One Plan – Wayne Newbill, Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – PM-1 The OnePlan Pesticide Application Recordkeeping and Soil Fumigation States: Management Planner allows producers or agronomists to develop fumigation management plans and store the required USDA/ISDA/EPA pesticide application records free in a safe, easy to use web-based format. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Fertilizer Formulations – Michael Orr, Specialty Process Consulting LLC CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – NM-1 Formulation of Long Self Life (LSL) liquid fertilizer products and micro nutrients. States: N/A Incompatibilities, filtration and quality raw inputs. Specialty Topics (Room TBD) 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Soil-Plant-Water Relationships – Phil Berger, Morph2o CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – SW-1 Presentation of available ways to measure soil moisture for irrigation scheduling. States: N/A Discussion of soil moisture data sets used for irrigation scheduling. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Identifying New Invasive Weed and Programs Available to Help Landowners – Jeffery Pettingill, Bonneville Weed Controll CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – PM-1 Discussion will take place on how to identify new invasive weeds and what States: programs are available to assist landowners and what they are required to do to keep these weeds from invading adjacent properties. Detailed information will be presented in what new tools/herbicides are being utilized to combat these invaders on an integrated pest management approach. 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Controlling Insects and Diseases in Onions – Mike Thornton, U of I CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – PM-1 Presentation will focus on best management practices for controlling thrips and Iris States: Yellow Spot Virus (IYSV) in dry bulb onions. Practices that reduce losses due to neck rot during storage will also be discussed. 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Range and Pasture Management – Megan Zeilinski, Valley Agronomics CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – PM-1 An overview of new range and pasture crop protection products available. Knowing States: when it is more feasible to spray herbicides, overseed, or mechanical weed control. What is the economic benefit to livestock producers to reduce weed population. Safety handling of crop protection products. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Moisture Monitoring Principals and Practices – Phil Berger, Morph2o CEU’s: SPEAKER LOCKED IN CCA – SW-1 Discussion of water availability for plant growth. Definition and illustration of basic States: N/A soil physics terminology including saturation, field capacity, refill and permanent wilting point. Demonstration of how to determine soil holding capacity from historical soil moisture data.
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