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2012 FWAA Idaho Winter Conference

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									Continuing Education – Conference Agenda (MT Private CEU App)
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                             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
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                                            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.
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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
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                                         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
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                                         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
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                                         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)
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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
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                                       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.
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                                       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,
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                                       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
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                                       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
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                                       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
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                                       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
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                                       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;
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                                       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
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                                       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.
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                                       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.
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                                       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
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                                       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
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                                       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
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                                       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
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                                       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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