Crop Pest Management Short Course and MCPR Trade Show
Back to Reality
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- 2013 date and location
- Who should attend
- Continuing education credits
- Registration and fees
- Participant comments
2013 date and location
December 10-12, 2013 Minneapolis Convention Center.
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University of Minnesota Extension and The Minnesota Crop Production Retailers (MCPR) Association will host the 2013 CPM Short Course and MCPR Trade Show December 10 through 12, 2013 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The three-day Minnesota Crop Pest Management Short Course program starts Tuesday, December 10 with an NRCS Update for Technical Service Providers program 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; this is the annual continuing education opportunity to maintain TSP certification. The training will give a review of the CAP nutrient management process after one year and introduce you to recent changes in the NRCS nutrient planning policies.
On Tuesday, December 10, The Minnesota Crop Production Retailer's "Nutrients in the Environment and Agricultural Productivity Plenary Session" from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. will include the following three topics:
- "Minnesota agricultures' major challenge – substantially reduce surface and ground water nutrient loading: Why? How?" presented by Dr. Cliff Snyder, I.P.N.I. Nitrogen Program Director
- "Minnesota agricultures' major challenge – substantially reduce surface and ground water nutrient loading - How are/will producers respond? Can we achieve these aggressive milestones and goals? What if we can't?" presented by Warren Formo, MN Ag Water Research Center (MAWRC) Executive Director
- "Precision Ag's Role in Addressing Nutrient Efficiency and Maximizing Productivity" presented by Dan Frieberg, Premier Crop Systems LLC President
The Pesticide Applicator Recertification: Category H — Seed Treatment Session, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. will be held on Tuesday, December 10: This MDA approved session is for applicators who need recertification credit in Category H. To receive Category H: Seed Treatment recertification must attend this December 10 afternoon session and also the Category A: Core and Category C: Field Crop Pest Management pesticide recertification morning and afternoon sessions on December 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Pesticide Applicator Recertification sessions for applicators that need recertification credit in Categories A (Core), C (Field Crop Pest Management), and/or H (Seed Treatment) are as follows:
- Category A + C: Attend all December 11 recertification sessions from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Category A + H: Attend December 10 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. and December 11 recertification sessions from 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
- Category A + C + H: Attend all Tuesday and Wednesday recertification sessions.
The MCPR annual meeting will be held Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. on the Trade Show Floor.
The CPM Shortcourse's General Session will start at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11 focusing on the theme "Back to Reality." Drs. Michael Swanson, Harold Brooks and Mike Gray will provide an outlook for ag professionals that encompasses commodity and crop production cost estimates for 2014, future crop weather trends, and best management practices to maintain new crop protection technologies.
The concurrent sessions at the CPM Short Course on Wednesday afternoon, December 11 and Thursday, December 12 continues the strong educational program with a wealth of pest, crop and fertilizer management topics including: new soybean cyst nematode management alternatives, an update on the status and use of neonicotinoid seed treatments, corn rootworm resistance overview in Minnesota, interactions between soybean aphids and soybean cyst nematodes, can yield maps really predict future yields, and managing weed seed banks for the long term. Nitrogen extenders, starter fertilizer research and results of extensive foliar fertilizer trials will be highlighted as well. These sessions and more will build upon the idea that we have control of our destiny and the long-term success of our industry. See the complete agenda.
Who should attend?
Agronomists, sales people (seeds, chemicals, fertilizers), crop consultants, crop production specialists, regional and local extension educators, government agency personnel, farm managers, and anyone else who appreciates high-quality research-based professional training.
Continuing education credits
Certified crop advisors will be able to collect a total of 15 CCA continuing education credits over the course of the three-day program.
Program registration and fees
The registration fees for the 2013 CPM Short Course and MCPR Trade Show are as follows:
Early registration (on or before 11/19/13)
- $135 General Admission and CPM Short Course
- $145 Technical Service Provider Training
- $145 Applicator Recertification Training
- $185 Applicator Recertification Training (w/Category H)
Late registration (after 11/19/13)
- $185 General Admission and CPM Short Course
- $195 Technical Service Provider Training
- $195 Applicator Recertification Training
- $235 Applicator Recertification Training (w/Category H)
7500 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Hotel registration and fees
The Millennium Hotel offers a special event rate of $117 per night. This rate is good until November 27 or until the room block sells out, whichever is first. Make your reservation online or by phone at 612-332-6000 (reference that you are with Minnesota Crop Production Retailers).
Hotel address: 1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Wednesday, December 11
Minneapolis Convention Center
|8:00 a.m.||General Session: Managing Competitive Advantage in a Global Grain Market (CEU=PD)
Dr. Michael J. Swanson, Wells Fargo, Bloomington, MN
|9:10 a.m.||Integrated Pest Management or Insurance Pest Management: What is the Reality? (CEU = PM)
Dr. Michael E. Gray, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
|10:10 a.m.||Severe Thunderstorms Past and Future: Implications for Agriculture (CEU = CM)
Dr. Harold Brooks, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK
|11:00 a.m.||Break and opportunity to visit exhibit floor|
Concurrent sessions 1:00-5:00 p.m.
This arrangement allows the participants to choose the topics of greatest interest to them. The smaller group setting also encourages a more interactive environment and greater accessibility to speakers. Each topic will be presented twice with each session lasting 50 minutes.
NOTE CCA: Each topic offered will offer 1.0 CEU* in the category listed. A maximum of 7.0 CEU can be earned by attending the general session in the morning and four sessions on the afternoon of December 11, 2013.
*Denotes that a CEU application will be made for the category indicated.
INSECT, PLANT DISEASE AND PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT
PAT Recertification and CPM (joint offering in same room)
- Dust in the Wind: Advances in Protecting Pollinators During Planting Season
Dr. Christian Krupke, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (CEU=PM)
- All Quiet on the Corn Rootworm Front? Resistance, Rotation and Insecticides
Dr. Ken Ostlie, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (CEU=PM)
- EPA's Drift Reduction Technology Program
Jay Ellenberger, U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs, Washington, DC (CEU=PM)
- Root Diseases — Understanding and Managing Their Complexity
Dr. Dean Malvick, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (CEU=PM)
CROP, PLANT DISEASE AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT
- Fungicides in Field Crops: Where Will They Be Most Profitable?
Dr. Kiersten Wise, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (CEU=PM)
- Soybean Production Research: A National Approach
Dr. Seth Naeve, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (CEU=CM)
- Can Yield Maps Predict Future Yields?
Dr. Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (CEU=CM)
- New Targets and Technologies for Scouting Insects in Soybean: Introduced Species and Remote Sensing
Dr. Robert Koch, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (CEU=PM)
Thursday, December 12
Minneapolis Convention Center
Concurrent sessions 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
This arrangement allows the participants to choose the topics of greatest interest to them. The smaller group setting also encourages a more interactive environment and greater accessibility to speakers. Audience participants may elect up to six different topics to attend during the day.
NOTE CCA: Each topic presented will offer 1.0 CEU* in the category listed. A maximum of 6.0 CEU can be earned by attending six topic sessions on December 12, 2013.
*Denotes a CCA application will be made for the CEU category shown.
- Is Foliar Fertilization an Effective Nutrient Management Tool?
Dr. Antonio P. Mallarino, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (CEU=NM)
- Back to Reality with Nitrogen Management
Dr. Fabián G. Fernández, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (CEU=NM)
- Realistic Expectations on the Use of Starter Fertilizer for Corn
Dr. Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (CEU= NM)
CROP AND WEED MANAGEMENT
- Now That the Weeds Have Our Attention: Lessons to be Learned
Dr. Jeff Gunsolus, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (CEU=PM)
- Return of the Seedbank: A Long-Term Perspective Towards Weed Management
Dr. Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (CEU=PM)
- Implications for Growers When Roundup Ready (RR1) Goes Off Patent
Dr. Jim Orf, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (CEU=CM)
INSECT AND SCN MANAGEMENT
- Integrating Soybean Aphid and Soybean Cyst Nematode Management
Michael McCarville, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, (CEU=PM)
- The Reality of Farming with Soybean Cyst Nematode: 2014 and Beyond
Dr. Greg Tylka, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (CEU=PM)
- Mite Have Seen It Coming: Neonicotinoid Insecticide Seed Treatments and Their Impact on Non-Target Organisms
Dr. Adrianna Szczepaniec, South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D. (CEU=PM)
WATER & NUTRIENT AND CROP MANAGEMENT
- Advancing Agronomic Management to Mitigate Drought Stress in Corn
Dr. Jeff Coulter, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, (CEU=CM)
- Nitrogen in Minnesota Surface Waters: Conditions, Sources, Trends and Reductions
Dave Wall, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, St. Paul, MN (CEU=SW)
- Developing High-Efficiency Agricultural Systems: A Forever Green Agriculture Initiative
Dr. Donald L Wyse, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (CEU=SW)
Questions about the agenda? Contact: David Nicolai, firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-625-2278.
Past participant comments
"I can't say how much I like the format of this short course. I can get the training I want as well as the training I need to maintain my CCA."
"Good topics and very current. Excellent."
"For a program that on the surface looked suspect, this one has to rank as one of the best ever and I have been coming since the early '90s."
"The short abstracts appearing in the program were very helpful in deciding which seminars would be best for me."
"The topics in the concurrent sessions are very relevant to the problems we are facing today. The speakers do a good job and I enjoy attending the show."
"Very good program. It is good to see the progress of ongoing experiments. The topics pertain to issues agriculture is facing today."