2013 Wisconsin Crop Management Conference and Tradeshow
Matt Ruark, Extension Soil Scientist
The agenda has been finalized, so it’s time to mark your calendars for the 2013 Wisconsin Crop Management Conference and Tradeshow, January 15 -17. We look forward to seeing you all at this year’s conference. The keynote speaker will be motivational speaker Bruce Vincent, who’s presentation “With vision, there is hope” will address a new vision for conservation and environmental stewardship. Additional day one presentations will focus on crop management after a drought, with an emphasis on water, nitrogen, and weed management. A special training session (SNAP-Plus for beginners) is being offered on Wednesday morning on the nutrient management software SNAP-Plus. This session requires pre-registration and is limited to 30 people. Technical sessions on Wednesday and Thursday will cover a range of topics including soybean and corn management after a drought, manure management, cover crops and emergency forages, nitrogen fertilizer technologies, an industry trait pipeline focused on drought tolerance, and topical discussions on disease, insect, and weed management. In total, 33.5 CEU credits for CCAs will be available, 1 for professional development, 9 for nutrient management, 6.5 for soil and water, 7 for crop management, and 10 for pest management. Early registration is accepted through December 21th, 2012. The speaker list, information on hotel accommodations, and advance registration forms can be found at http://www.soils.wisc.edu/extension/wcmc/2013/ap.pdf.