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February 7, 2023 | Vol. 10, Issue 2


Crop Insurance Survey

ISU, in conjunction with other midwest universities, is conducting a survey regarding farmers' crop insurance decisions. You can learn more about this effort and complete the survey in the links at Participate in Crop Insurance Survey with Iowa State. The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete and an honorarium is provided.  

More Resources

Overcoming Herbicide Resistant Weed Pressure

 2023 edition of The Handy Bt Trait Table 

Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Corn Diseases

Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education
I have 6 private pesticide applicator continuing ed classes remaining. 
February 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the Webster County Extension Office, Fort Dodge
February 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Humboldt County Fairgrounds
February 16 at 9:30 a.m. at Lion's Community Bldg, Kamrar
March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Ag & Renewable Energy Center, Ellsworth Community College, Iowa Falls
March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Muse Norris Conference Center at NIACC, Mason City
March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Wright County Extension Office, Clarion
You must PRE-REGISTER by contacting the county where you plan to attend.  Contact information for County Extension Offices and my pesticide meetings is found at this site

Another option is to attend a live-streamed option of the private pesticide continuing instruction course.  There will be 3 options: 
February 28 at 1 p.m. 
April 4 at 9 a.m.  
Please note that registration closes at 9 a.m. the day prior to each program. Live-stream training is $35. For more information and registration instructions please visit this link. Again, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Class
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in partnership with Iowa Central Community College is offering a commercial applicator course designed to prepare those who wish to seek employment as a commercial pesticide applicator. For registration, tuition assistance and other questions please contact Melissa with Iowa Central Community College at 515-574-1972.

Northern Research Farm Annual Meeting will be held March 9th at the Red Shed in Clarion Iowa.The annual meeting will feature an update on farm activities by Matt Schnabel, farm superintendent, along with presentations from guest speakers Dennis Todey, director of the USDA-ARS Midwest Climate Hub, on the growing season outlook and climate implications; and Sotirios Archontoulis, professor of agronomy at Iowa State, speaking on soil nitrogen supply, crop N use and optimum N rates. The annual meeting will be held immediately upon conclusion of the speakers followed by lunch. If you are interested in learning more about your local research farm, or serving on the board of directors, please plan to attend this meeting. More information

Angie Rieck-Hinz
Extension Field Agronomist
Cell: 515-231-2830
Twitter: @nciacrops

 Cerro Gordo,
Franklin, Hamilton, Hardin,
Humboldt, Webster,
Worth and Wright Counties.

Past Issues of this Newsletter
Additional Resources

Integrated Crop Management 

Ag Decision Maker

Iowa Environmental Mesonet

ISU Women in Ag 
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