North Central Regional Branch Past Meeting Information
2009 North Central Branch
July 22-24, 2009
Wisconsin Dells, WI
The 2009 meeting of the ASA North Central Branch took place July 22-24, 2009 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Although typically held in March, the branch leadership piloted a new time for the meeting to encourage attendance in this scientific meeting, with a family vacation opportunity.
The focus of the meeting was a forum for crop advisors, retail agronomists, crop consultants, university research/extension personnel and other practicing professionals to interact and discuss the hottest new opportunities and challenges in modern farming systems and provide career information and interactions with graduate students.
The planning committee worked to bring attendees a well-rounded program with many timely and interesting speakers and topics. The Thursday morning talks featured training for success in plant breed, genetics and academia and a panel discussion on success in industry. Friday morning featured a variety of talks and poster viewing.
The following CEU credits were approved for this meeting and were assigned as follows:
7/23/2009 - Soil & Water Management - 1.0, Crop Management - 2.0, Professional Development - 2.5
7/24/2009 - Nutrient Management - 2.0, Crop Management - 1.0, Professional Development - 0.5
The tour was of the Arlington Research Station on Thursday afternoon where attendees heard from eight researchers on topics ranging from corn agronomy research, to soybean response to plant stress, and the Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial. Also featured was a barbeque at the station.
To North Central Branch President Tony Vyn for organizing the meeting.
2008 Annual Meeting
ASA North Central Branch
July 15-16, 2008
The 2008 North Central Branch Meeting has been rescheduled for July 15-16, 2008 in Omaha, Nebraska at the Clarino Hotel. The focus of the meeting will be a forum for crop advisors, retail agronomists, crop consultants, university research/extension personnel and other practicing professionals to interact and discuss the hottest new opportunities and challenges in modern farming systems.
Leading industry and university experts will focus on a wide-ranging set of topics, including;
- Physiology of Yield Responses
- Biotechnology in the Seed Industry
- No-till Corn on Corn Management
A draft agenda has been prepared and speakers are being finalized
Students were recognized with cash awards in a graduate student poster competition in Crops and Soils.
Volunteer posters were presented by both industry and university professionals.
Thanks to Randy Brown, NC Branch President for organizing the meeting.
2007 North Central ASA Branch Meeting
March 13-14, 2007
The 2007 North Central Branch Meeting was held March 13-14, 2007 in Indianapolis, IN at the Marriott East. The meeting was be a forum for crop advisors, retail agronomists, crop consultants, university research/extension personnel and other practicing professionals to interact and discuss the hottest new opportunities and challenges in modern farming systems.
Leading industry and university experts focused on a wide-ranging set of topics, including;
- Meeting the Ethanol Demand: Optimizing Corn after Corn in the Corn Belt
- Current Impact of Changes in Plant Density
- Biofuels - Crop Decision Impacts
- Ten Years of Herbicide Tolerant Crop
CCA CEU Credits
CCA CEUs were approved: Attendees received a total of 6.5 credits for full meeting attendance (1.5 for Nutrient Management, 0.5 for Soil & Water, 4.0 for Crop Management and 0.5 for Pest Management).
Volunteer posters were presented by both industry and university professionals and were available for viewing both days to provide more opportunity for researcher/crop adviser interactions.
Graduate Student Poster Contest
Volunteer posters were presented and student attendance and involvement was encouraged. There was a poster contest for graduate students in Agronomy and Soils with awards provided for student poster presenters. Cash prize awards of $300, $200, and $100 were awarded. Winners of the 2006 North Central Branch ASA Graduate Student Poster Contest:
Tim Boring 1st prize $300, for the poster “Active Sensors for Nitrogen Management in Sugar Beet Production”, by Tim Boring and Ron Gehl, Michigan State University.
Chris Boomsma 2nd, prize of $200, for the poster “Intraspecific Competition in Miaze: Plant Population and Nitrogen Rate Effects on Per-Plant Grain Yield Variability”, by Christopher Boomsma and Tony Vyn, Purdue University.
Micah Humphreys 3rd, prize of $100, for the poster “Maize Root Morphological Changes in Metal Contaminated Soil”, by Micah Humphreys and A.P. Schwab, Purdue University.
Thanks to our sponsors for helping make this event possible - Beck's Hybrids, Dow AgroSciences, Indiana CCA, Pioneer Hi-Bred International and Purdue University.
As part of the meeting, one tour was conducted on Tuesday afternoon, March 13 to Beck's Hybrids (www.beckshybrids.com).
All presentations are in pdf format, from PowerPoint. Some of the larger files (up to 4MB) may take additional download time.
The presentations are listed in session order:
Session 1 - Meeting the Ethanol Demand: Optimizing Corn after Corn in the Corn Belt -- Moderator: Tony Vyn
- Tillage Systems and Soil Conservation for Corn after Corn -- Tony Vyn, Purdue University, Cropping Systems Specialist
- Impacts of Increased Corn Frequency in Long-term Rotations on Yield and Nitrogen Dynamics -- Antonio Mallarino, Iowa State, Soil Fertility Specialist
- Corn Production Shifts in Response to Growing Demands -- Chris Hurt, Purdue University, Ag Economist
Session 2 - Biofuels -- Crop Decision Impacts -- Moderator: Harold Watters
- Biomass Production -- Kurt Thelen Michigan State, Agronomist
- DDGs and Manure -- Brad Joern, Purdue University, Agronomist
Session 3 - Current Impact of Changes in Plant Density - Moderator: Steven Paszkiewicz
- Physiological Impacts of Moderate- and High-Plant Densities in Maize -- Steven Paszkiewicz, Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, Inc., Research Scientist
- Impacts of the Changing Planting Rates in Corn -- Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin, Corn Extension Specialist
- Impacts of the Changing Seeding Rates in Soybean -- Shawn Conley, Purdue University, Soybean Extension Specialist
Session 4 - Ten Years of Herbicide Tolerant Crops -- Moderator: Randy Brown
- Impact on Micronutrients -- Don Huber, Purdue University, Plant Pathologist
- Weed Resistance Issues -- Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri, Weed Scientistv
North Central Branch ASA Meeting
March 14-15, 2006
The 2006 North Central Branch meeting was held in Johnston, Iowa on March 14-15, 2006. The meeting focused on interactions among crop advisors, retail agronomists, crop consultants, university research/extension personnel and other practicing professionals. The program was being submitted for Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) continuing education credits. Leading industry and university experts focused on a wide-ranging set of topics, including;
- New traits being developed for corn and soybean
- Overview of seed industry in North America.
- Making sense of the corn nitrogen recommendations.
- Fertilizer/tillage systems for optimum production in corn.
- Other Topics of interest.
CEU Credits for the 2-day NC Branch Meeting were approved as follows: 1.5 Nutrient Management, 1.0 Soil and Water Management and 3.0 Crop Management for a total of 5.5 CEUs. See agenda for full details.
Deadlines and meeting details:
Graduate Student Poster Contest
Volunteer posters were presented and student attendance and involvement was encouraged. There was a poster contest for graduate students in Agronomy and Soils with awards provided for student poster presenters. Cash prize awards of $300, $200, and $100 were awarded to the first, second and third place poster winners in each of the classifications of Agronomy and Soils, for a total of six cash awards.
Winners of the 2006 North Central Branch ASA Graduate Student Poster Contest:
North Central Branch President Steve Paszkiewicz with 1st Place Crops Poster Winner Terry J. Schulz.
- 1st Place $300 – Terry J. Schulz, Michigan State University. The Effect of Bradyrhizobium japonicum inoculant on Soybean Growth and Yield. Major Professor: Kurt D. Thelen.
- 2nd Place $200 – Christopher R. Boomsma, Purdue University. Corn Yield Responses to Plant Height Variability Resulting from Tillage and Crop Rotation Systems in a Long-term Experiment. Major Professor: Tony J. Vyn.
- 3rd Place $100 – Paige M. Johnson, Iowa State University. The effects of head smut ( Tilletia maclaganii ) on switchgrass fields used for biomass production in southern Iowa. Major Professor: Charlie Brummer.
North Central Branch President Steve Paszkiewicz with 1st Place Soils Poster Winner Natalia Rogovska.
- 1st Place $300 - Natalia Rogovska, Iowa State University. Soybean growth and yield on calcareous soils as affected by compaction. Major Professor: Antonio Mallarino/Alfred Blackmer.
- 2nd Place $200 - D.A. Ruiz Diaz, Iowa State University. Assessment of N Supply from Poultry Manure Applied to Corn. Major Professor: John E. Sawyer.
- 3rd Place $100 - Daniel E. Kaiser, Iowa State University. Broadcast and In-Furrow Starter Phosphorus and Potassium Fertilization Strategies for Corn-Soybean Rotations. Major Professor: Antonio P. Mallarino.
The contest was supported by $250 gifts from Pioneer, BASF, John Deere and The Foundation for Agronomic Research. Thanks were presented to each of the sponsors and everyone who entered the poster contest.
Volunteer posters were presented by both industry and university professionals to provide more opportunity for researcher/crop adviser interaction. Contact Steve Paszkiewicz at email@example.com for more information.
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- Biotechnology Update and Seed Industry Implications - Jim Tobin
- Fertilizer Price Effect on Optimum Corn N Rate Recommendations - John Sawyer
- Fertilizer Sources-Proper Selection and Management - Scott Murrell
- Future of the Seed Business - Matthew Mouw
- Nitrogen Management to Protect Groundwater Quality: A Nebraska Perspective - Richard Ferguson
- Nitrogen Source Issues - Dale Leikam
- Regional Experiences With The Illinois Amino Sugar N Test - Larry Bundy
- Repeatable Auto-Guidance for Strip Till Crop Production - Than Hartsock
2005 North Central Branch Meeting
March 15-16, 2005
Nebraska City, NE
The 2005 North Central Branch meeting was held in Nebraska City, Nebraska on March 15-16, 2005. The meeting focused on interaction among crop advisors, retail agronomists, crop consultants, university research/extension personel and other parcticing professionals. The program was submitted for certified crop advisor (CCA) continuing education credits. Leading industry and university experts focused on a wide-ranging set of topics, including:
- Manure nutrient management: Linking livestock nutrition, crop production and the livestock processors
- The fertilizer supply chain of the future
- Corn/soybean production systems
- Genetics and production practices for moving above the soybean yield plateau
- Twin-row planting systems
- Making sense out of the adjuvant puzzle
- Other Topics of interest
Volunteer posters were presented, complete with awards provided for students' poster presenters. The Graduate Student Poster award winner was Angela M. Bastidas, University of Nebraska. Angela is currently a Master of Science student in agronomy with a specialization in Crop Physiology and Production. Her Graduate Advisor is James E. Specht. The Poster Title was: What growth analysis reveals when the management goal is soybean yield potential and the Poster Authors were: Angela M. Bastidas, A. Dobermann, R. W. Elmore, and James E. Specht.
Pictured: Graduate Student Poster award winner Angela Bastidas with incoming North Central Brach Chair, Steve Paszkeiwicz, Pioneer Corp.
All presentations are in PowerPoint or PDF format. Some of the larger PowerPoint files may take additional download time.
- Agricultural Spray Adjuvant Technology (4.3 MB)
- Animal Nutrition and Phosphorus Excretion in Beef and Swine (685 KB)
- Soil Carbon Sequestration in Agriculture (5.6 MB)
- Climbing Above the Yield Plateau - PDF (1 MB)
- Soil Phosphorus Tests in the North-Central Region (2.0 MB)
- Technical Issues At A Comprehensive Manure Management Business - PDF (755 KB)
- Manure and Nutrient Management: Plans, Requirements, and Practice (230 KB)
- Planting Systems - An Agronomists View? (2.1 MB)
- Single- or Twin-Row Crops? - PDF (3 MB)
- Soybean Yield, Management and Physiology: Comparison To Corn (4.0 MB)
- Observations from Brazil on Soybean Rust Management - PDF (2 MB)