Northwest Missouri Certified Crop Advisors Conference Scheduled for January 18 & 19

 The Northwest Missouri Certified Crop Advisors Conference is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 18th and 19th in St. Joseph, MO at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 1201 N. Woodbine Rd. This is an excellent 2-day conference where crop advisors and producers learn from experts from Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.  On Tuesday, January 18th  there will be updates on disease management, new advances and capabilities in drones, changes in sprayer technology, information on nitrification and urea inhibitors, corn and soybean outlooks, updates on Tar Spot, high yield cropping systems, and fertility management. On January 19th, Laura Thompson, Nebraska Extension On-Farm Research Coordinator will discuss the regional project, “Soybean Benchmarking: Baseline vs. Improved Soybean Practices” and and “Nitrogen Modeling”. Dr. Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension Entomologist will provide an update on “Soybean Gall Midge”. Nebraska PhD candidate, Gabriela Inveninato Carmona, will discuss her research on insects in cover crops. Dr. Ray Massey from the University of Missouri will discuss “Carbon Markets” and the “Costs and Benefits of Cover Crops” and Dr. Kevin Bradley from the University of Missouri will give an update on “Weed Management in 2022”.  There will also be presentations on Farm Management, Insecticide Seed Treatments, a Weather Forecast for 2022, and more.  To register or find out more about this event, go to: , contact Nodaway County Extension at 660-582-8101 or Gary Lesoing, Nebraska Extension in Nemaha County at or (402) 274-4755.