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NC Iowa Agronomy Connection Newsletter

December 21, 2022 | Vol. 9, Issue 16

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As technology continues to evolve, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is launching a statewide survey that will help us deliver the research-based education and resources you want, in ways that fit you best. And, as a friend of extension, your voice is an important one.

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Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Courses (P-CIC)  Here is a link to my remaining meetings.  Be sure to follow all instructions in the brochure you received as many counties require preregistration to attend your P-CIC.  Registration in advance helps us to complete your paperwork and will reduce delays upon arrival.  

January 2023. The Crop Advantage Series will offer 14 locations of crops, soils, insects, pathogens and weed topics for you!  Registration is now open. You can find location specific agendas and instructions at the main Crop Advantage Series web page.  NOTE: The early registration deadline (reduced fee) for Webster City is January 4 and the early registration deadline for Mason City is January 6.  

CropsTV Season 3.  This online education program provides the convenience of viewing at home, office or anywhere there’s an internet connection. Watch on your schedule, where and when convenient. Each program includes links to additional resources and publications to add to the educational experience.  Registration is scheduled to open overnight on December 21.  

PlanterU is back for 2023! 

This will be a company-neutral (not focused on one particular equipment brand) learning opportunity to help you continue to better understand and optimize your planting setup. The focus won't be on telling you what settings you should be running, but rather the theory behind planting equipment and new planting technology allowing you to evaluate and identify the right setting for you, your seed, your field, and your equipment setup.

  • Class size will be limited to allow for hands-on demonstrations and registration will close when a location reaches capacity. Early registration is encouraged! This entire series sold out last year in a manner of weeks! 
  • Cost is $85, which includes refreshments and lunch, reference materials, seed depth tool, and closing wheel hold up bracket.

For more information, including the program agenda, dates/locations, and to register go to:

Agronomy in the Field, is a multi-session ZOOM series for women designed to provide opportunities to learn more about forage and crop production practices, conservation practices and water quality impacts to help strengthen decision-making on the farm and to increase the comfort level when talking to landowners, tenants, ag retailers, and farming partners.

Join us for our Winter/Spring ZOOM Sessions in 2023. All sessions are from NOON to 1 PM and will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing later. There is no charge for this ZOOM series. 

Jan. 9. Lean and Mean Crop Production
Feb. 20 Interpreting Soil Test Results and Fertilizer Recommendations
March 6 Developing Successful Herbicide Plans
March 20 Managing your Forages to Maximize Productivity
April 3 Iowa Soils and Understanding CSR2 

 Best wishes for a happy holiday season! 

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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