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'Cover Your Acres' Ag Conference set for Jan. 20 to 21 in Oberlin


The 2009 Cover Your Acres Winter Conference is slated for Jan. 20 to 21 at the Gateway Civic Center in Oberlin, Kan. The conference will be held for two days with the same program on both days.

The event, sponsored by Kansas State University Research and Extension and the Northwest Kansas Crop Residue Alliance, will feature presentations focusing on the latest technology, methods, and conservation practices to improve crop production on the High Plains.

Some of the breakout topics to be covered include: Weed Strategies in Grain Sorghum; Wheat Residue Management; Crop Insurance; Grain Marketing Strategies; Advances in Breeding Technology; Carbon Credit Trading; Yield Forecasts from Satellite Images; Glyphosate Resistance; Plant Nutrition; Advances in Breeding Technology; Oilseed Production, Marketing and Storage; and Pros and Cons of UAN (urea-ammonium nitrate) with Herbicides for Wheat.

Other topics include: Limited Irrigation and No-till; Sprayer Setup: Improve Efficacy and Reduce Drift; Improvements in Corn Traits; Planter, Drill Closing and Press Wheel Options; What do you Want From K-State Agronomy; Mechanics of Strip Till; Managing Rust on Wheat; Sunflower Production; Goss' Wilt in Corn; The Value of Nitrogen Testing; and The State of Fertilizer in 2009.

Two farmer panels will address the topics: Things to do Before You Start to No-Till and Summer Crop Plant Population.

Refreshments and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be available as participants take part in an industry-sponsored "Bull Session" as they view the exhibits.

An early registration fee of $22 (for the day of one's choice) is payable by Jan. 13. After that date and at the door, the fee is $45. All registrations include the conference proceedings, refreshments and a noon meal.

Continuing education credits are available for crop consultants and commercial pesticide applicators.

Corporate sponsors for the Cover Your Acres Winter Conference include Hoxie Implement; Lang Diesel; National Sunflower Association; McCook National Bank; Pioneer Hi-Bred; Producers Cooperative Oil Mill; Monsanto; and Farm Credit of Western Kansas.

More information is available by calling 785-462-6281 or e-mail bolson@ksu.edu.

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Date: 1/8/09

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