Key to CEU abbreviations

CM = crop management
NM = nutrient management
PD = professional development
PM = pest management
SW = soil & water management

Program

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Time Room Title
1:00-1:50
Mendota 1-2
(1) Nitrogen use efficiency in Wisconsin. Matt Ruark (UW Soil Science).
(2) Nitrogen for corn: timing, rate, source, loss. Peter Scharf (Univ. of Missouri). 1 NM
1:00-1:50
Mendota 3-4
Industry update on soybean herbicide trait and product management. V. Davis (BASF), D. Hammer (Monsanto), N. Tinsley (Bayer), S. Snyder (Dow DuPont) 1 PM
1:00-2:50
Waubesa/Kegonsa
Hire and hold -- Building a high-performance team. Jim Fleming (Agri-Search) and Mark Waschek (Ag 1 Source). 1 PD
1:00-2:50
Monona/Wingra
SnapPlus and SnapMaps basic training. Sue Porter (Wis. DATCP), Laura Wood Good (UW Madison). Pre-registration required. 30 people max. Must bring laptop computer with SNAP-Plus installed. Download the most recent version from www.snapplus.net. 2 NM
2:00-2:50
Mendota 1-2
Advances in nitrogen management -- Panel Climate Corp, Encirca, AdaptN, Peter Scharf (NVison Ag). 1 NM
2:00-2:50
Mendota 3-4
(1) Current state of herbicide resistance in Wisconsin. Dave Stoltenberg and Rodrigo Werle (UW Agronomy).
(2) Tips on waterhemp management. Rodrigo Werle (UW Agronomy). 1 PM
3:00-3:50
Mendota 1-2
(1) Flexible nitrogen management. Peter Scharf (Univ. of Missouri).
(2) An agronomist's view of future N management. Steve Hoffman (InDepth Agronomy). 1 NM
3:00-3:50
Mendota 3-4
Field evaluation of Dicamba drift: Is volatility a concern?: Jason Norsworthy (Univ. of Arkansas). 1 PM
3:00-3:50
Waubesa/Kegonsa
(1) Hire and hold -- Building a high-performance team (continued). Jim Fleming (Agri-Search) and Mark Waschek (Ag 1 Source).
(2) Introducing WABA Leadership Development Academy. Tom Bressner (WABA).
3:00-3:50
Monona/Wingra
SnapPlus advanced user training and updates. Laura Ward Good (UW Madison). 1 NM

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Time Room Title
8:30-8:35
Mendota 1-4
Welcome: Tom Bressner and Matt Ruark
8:35-8:50
Mendota 1-4
Wisconsin FFA State President: Ciera Ballmer
8:50-9:00
Mendota 1-4
WABA Awards Presentation: Joe Kennicker
9:00-10:00
Mendota 1-4
Keynote Speaker: Patrick Lee as President Thomas Jefferson
10:00-10:15
Mendota 1-4
Break
10:15-10:30
Mendota 1-4
Scholarship Awards: Shawn Conley
10:30-11:30
Mendota 1-4
Keynote Speaker: Dorsey Levens (former Green Bay Packer)
11:30-12:00
Mendota 1-4
Meet and Greet with Dorsey Levens
1:15-1:50
Mendota 7
WABA Annual Membership Meeting
11:30-2:00
Tradeshow Floor
Lunch
2:00-2:50
Mendota 1-2
(1) On the effectiveness of cover crops for erosion control. Francisco Arriaga (UW Soil Science).
(2) Corn silage with winter rye cover and forage crops: Yields, N rates, and economics. Kevin Shelley (UW Horticulture & NPM), Jaimie West, and Matt Ruark (UW Soil Science). 1 SW
2:00-2:50
Mendota 3-4
(1) New and emerging corn diseases: What we've learned about bacterial leaf streak. Tamra Jackson-Ziems (Univ. of Nebraska).
(2) Integrated approaches in white mold management. Megan McCaghey and Damon Smith (UW Plant Pathology). 1 PM
2:00-2:50
Mendota 5-6
(1) How does environment affect corn silage yield and quality. Joe Lauer (UW Agronomy).
(2) Assessing kernel processing for high-quality feed production. Brian Luck (UW Biological Systems Engineering). 1 CM
2:00-2:50
Waubesa/Kegonsa
Feed label/tag regulations and other DATCP feed updates. Heather Bartley (Wis. DATCP Feed Program). 1 PD
2:00-2:50
Tradeshow Floor
Avoiding the most common applicator infractions. Mark McCloskey (Wis. DATCP). 1 PM
3:00-3:50
Mendota 1-2
(1) Do bigger storms mean bigger losses? Eric Cooley (Discovery Farms).
(2) Tillage, manure, and winter runoff. Melanie Stock (UW Soil Science). 1 SW
3:00-3:50
Mendota 3-4
(1) 2017 Wisconsin crop disease survey. Anette Phibbs (Wis. DATCP).
(2) Improving management of Phytophthora crown and fruit rot in cucurbits, peppers, and tomatoes. Amanda Gevens (UW Plant Pathology). 1 PM
3:00-3:50
Mendota 5-6
(1) Can less be more - How much alfalfa should I be seeding at establishment? Kevin Jarek and Mark Renz (UW Agronomy).
(2) Unravelling the influence of management practices on US-North Central soybean yields. Shawn Conley et al. (UW Agronomy). 1 CM
3:00-3:50
Waubesa/Kegonsa
What the FDA expects to see on veterinary feed directives (VFD). Heather Bartley (Wis. DATCP Feed Program). 1 PD
3:00-3:50
Tradeshow Floor
Adjuvants and drift - Do they make a difference? Dan Heider (UW Integrated Pest Mgmt. Program). 1 PM
4:00-4:50
Mendota 1-2
(1) Restoring soil health: Effectiveness of short- and long-term conservation practices.; Holly Dolliver (UW-River Falls).
(2) Management and environmental considerations for tile drain systems. John Panuska (UW Biological Systems Engineering). 1 SW
4:00-4:50
Mendota 3-4
(1) Corn disease management and foliar fungicide use: The Nebraska experience. Tamra Jackson-Ziems (Univ. of Nebraska).
(2) Managing winter wheat diseases in Wisconsin. Damon Smith and Brian Mueller (UW-Plant Pathology). 1 PM
4:00-4:50
Mendota 5-6
(1) Are no-till cropping systems more resilient? Joe Lauer (UW Agronomy).
(2) No-till planter set-up for heavy residue: Aftermarket closing wheel assessment. Brian Luck (UW Biological Systems Engineering). 1 CM
4:00-4:50
Waubesa/Kegonsa
FSMA hazard analysis for feed mills. Wayne Nighorn (Agnes Consulting LLC, Sherwood). 1 PD
4:00-4:50
Tradeshow Floor
(1) Adjuvants and drift - Do they make a difference? (continued). Dan Heider (UW Integrated Pest Mgmt. Program).
(2) Assessing the risks of an application - From the incoming phone call to the application and after. Mark McCloskey (Wis. DATCP). 1 PM
5:00-5:15
Mendota 1-2
WABA Board of Directors Meeting to Elect Officers
5:00-7:00
Tradeshow Floor
All Industry Reception

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Time Room Title
9:00-9:50
Mendota 1-2
(1) Overcoming regulations, resistance, and other headwinds in vegetable weed management. Jed Colquhoun (UW Horticulture).
(2) A comprehensive look at irrigation technologies for processing vegetables. Yi Wang (UW Horticulture). 0.5 PM, 0.5 CM
9:00-9:50
Mendota 3-4
Panel: Nutrient management update from state agencies. Sara Walling (Wis. DATCP), Joe Baeten (Wis. DNR), TBD (NRCS). 1 NM
9:00-9:50
Mendota 5-6
(1) RNAi and CRISPer technology: Understanding the basics of future pest management using genetic solutions. Russ Groves (UW Entomology).
(2) Stink bugs as an emerging threat to crop production: Overview of their biology, impacts and management. Bob Koch (Univ. of Minnesota). 1 PM
9:00-9:50
Waubesa/Kegonsa
Lay of the land on current Federal issues - Trade agreements, Farm Bill, USDA reorganization. Bobby Frederick (Natl. Grain and Feed Association). 1 PD
9:00-9:50
Tradeshow Floor
The pesticide label - What you and your customer need to know. Glenn Nice (UW Pesticide Applicator Training). 1 PM
10:00-10:50
Mendota 1-2
(1) Nutrient use in high yielding snap bean. Matt Ruark (UW Soil Science).
(2) Neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments in soybean - A means of reducing CMV incidence in processing green beans. Russ Groves (UW Entomology). 0.5 NM, 0.5 PM
10:00-10:50
Mendota 3-4
Big data implications for agriculture. Terry Griffin (Kansas State Univ.). 1 CM
10:00-10:50
Mendota 5-6
(1) Understanding and managing secondary insect pests in corn. Bryan Jensen (UW Entomology).
(2) 2017 Wisconsin Insect Update. Krista Hamilton (WDATCP). 1 PM
10:00-10:50
Waubesa/Kegonsa
Marketing in a Big Carryout. Ryan Moe (INTL FC Stone). 1 PD
10:00-10:50
Tradeshow Floor
Unlocking the full potential of on-board computers. James Walter (The DeLong Co.) and Kyle Krenz (CHS Larsen Coop). 1 PD
11:00-11:30
Mendota 1-2
Developing the capacity of reflectance spectroscopy for early late blight detection in potato. Amanda Geven, Katie Morey Gold (UW Plant Pathology), John Couture, and Phil Townsend (UW Forest and Wildlife Ecology). 0.5 PM
11:00-11:30
Mendota 3-4
Soybean response to nitrogen application across the U.S. Shawn Conley (UW Agronomy). 0.5 NM
11:00-11:30
Mendota 5-6
Soybean aphid resistance to pyrethorid insecticides: Rethinking how we manage soybean aphid. Bob Koch (Univ. of Minnesota). 0.5 PM
11:00-11:30
Waubesa/Kegonsa
Changes in the DATCP Agricultural Producers Security Program and its effect on grain elevators. Eric Hanson (Wis. DATCP Producer Security Section). 1 PD
11:00-11:30
Tradeshow Floor
Dicamba 101 - An overview of Dicamba products and why they are such a topic of discussion. Vince Davis (BASF). 0.5 PM
11:30-1:30
Tradeshow Floor
Lunch
1:30-2:20
Mendota 3-4
(1) Corn and soybean market outlook. Brenda Boetel (UW-River Falls).
(2) Ag policy update: Farm Bill, regulations, and crop insurance. Paul Mitchell (UW Ag & Applied Economics). 1 PD
1:30-3:20
Mendota 5-6
(1) Training program to certify you in applying Dicamba products. Vince Davis (BASF), Devin Hammer (Monsanto).
(2) Insurance implications for your company applying Dicamba products. Jim Brunker (M3 Insurance). 2.0 PM
2:30 - 3:20
Mendota 3-4
(1) Manure, toxic gases, and human health. John Shutske (UW Plant Pathology).
(2) Cows or people? Sources of fecal contamination in Northeast Wisconsin groundwater. Mark Borchardt (ARS, USDA).
(3) ACM Bureau fee and program changes (RevEx). Lori Bowman (Wis. DATCP). 1 SW

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