Crop Pest Management Short Course and MCPR Trade Show
AG: Big Data's New Frontier
- 2014 date and location
- Who should attend
- Registration and fees
- Lodging, maps, parking
- Participant comments
- Proceeding archives
2014 date and location
December 9-11, 2014 Minneapolis Convention Center and adjacent Minneapolis Hilton Hotel
- Minneapolis Convention Center parking map
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University of Minnesota Extension and The Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Association (MCPR) will host the 2014 CPM Short Course and MCPR Trade Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center from December 9 through 11, 2014.
The three-day program starts Tuesday, December 9 with the Technical Service Provider (TSP) recertification program followed by a special session on remote sensing and back by popular demand, Dan Frieberg, CEO, Premier Crop Systems LLC, will drill down into the elements of successful, productive site specific agronomy.
Pesticide Applicator Recertification sessions will be from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9 and continue at 8:00 am through 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10 for categories A (Core), C (Field Crop Pest Management) and H (Seed Treatment).
- Category A + C: Attend all December 10 recertification sessions
- Category A + H: Attend December 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and December 10 recertification sessions from 8:00 am to 2:45 p.m.
- Category A + C + H: Attend all Tuesday, December 9 and Wednesday, December 10 recertification sessions.
The CPM Short Course’s General Session will start at 8:00 am on Wednesday, December 10 with the theme “Ag: Big Data’s New Frontier”. Dr. Michael Schmitt, associate dean and professor at the University of Minnesota, will provide insight into the decision-making process regarding fertilizer management from a producer perspective; Aaron Ault, senior research engineer at Purdue University, will discuss Open Ag Data Alliance which is an open project for farmer-focused crop data privacy, interoperability, and security trend; and Dr. Galen P. Dively, professor emeritus University of Maryland, will review and discuss neonicotinoid insecticides, their history, current use and potential unintended consequences.
The concurrent sessions at the CPM Short Course on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday all day will continue the strong educational program with a wealth of pest, crop and fertilizer management topics including using soybean seed treatments for the control of soybean aphids; monitoring crop insects using remote sensing; giant ragweed biology and control; big equipment and sprayer technology; weed seed bank management; corn stover removal and soil fertility; corn yield potential as effected by weather and water; revised nitrogen best management practices; understanding soybean physiology to increase yields; and sulfur management for corn and grain markets – prices for 2015. These sessions and more will build upon the idea that we have control of our destiny and the long-term success of our industry.
Who should attend?
Agronomists, sales people (seeds, chemicals, fertilizers), crop consultants, crop production specialists, regional and local extension educators, government agency personnel, farm managers, and anyone else who appreciates high quality research-based professional training.
Continuing education credits
Certified crop advisors will be able to collect a total of 15 CCA continuing education credits over the course of the 3-day program.
Program registration and fees
The registration fees for the 2014 Crop Pest Management Short Course and MCPR Trade Show are as follows:
- General Admission & CPM Short Course - $190
- Technical Service Provider - $200
- Applicator Recertification Training - $200
- Applicator Recertification Training (with Cat. H) - $240
Lodging, maps, parking
Attendees can book their hotel rooms at Hyatt Regency Minneapolis online or by calling (888) 421-1442 and asking for the MN Crop Production Retailers rate.
The discounted MCPR room rate of $110/night is good until Tuesday, November 25th or until the MCPR room block is sold-out.
For other area hotels, please see the map.
(To the Minneapolis Convention Center, Downtown Minneapolis)
FROM THE WEST (I-94):
Take the 4th Street exit from I-94 and proceed to 2nd Ave. S. (Do NOT turn right onto 2nd Avenue North.) Turn right on 2nd Ave. S. and go eight blocks to Convention Center.
FROM THE EAST (I-94):
Take the 11th Street Exit: follow 11th Street S. until you reach 2nd Avenue South, turn left onto 2nd Avenue S. and cross 12th Street S. The Convention Center will be on your left. The Underground Plaza Parking Ramp is on your right.
FROM THE WEST (I-394):
Take Downtown Exit (12th Street): follow 12th Street S. to 2nd Avenue S. and turn right. The Convention Center will be on your left. The Underground Plaza Parking Ramp will be on your right.
FROM THE SOUTH (I-35W):
Follow downtown exit signs to the 11th Street exit and follow 11th St. to 2nd Ave. S. Turn left on 2nd Ave. S. and go one block to Convention Center.
FROM THE NORTH (I-35W):
Take the I-94 exit. Follow I-94 to the 11th St. exit (NOT 11th Avenue exit). Follow 11th Street to 2nd Ave. S. Turn left on 2nd Ave. S. and go one block to the Convention Center.
FROM THE AIRPORT MAIN TERMINAL:
Take Hwy. 55 exit from the airport. Follow Hwy. 55 west to Minneapolis. This will become Hwy. 62 west. Follow Hwy. 62 to I-35W north to Minneapolis downtown exits. Then take the 11th Street exit. Follow 11th St. S. to 2nd Ave. S. Turn left on 2nd Ave. S. and go one block to the Convention Center.
There are 4 main public entrance rotundas located on Second Avenue S. & Grant Street, labeled "Ballroom Entrance", "Plaza 1", "Plaza 2" and "Plaza 3." Designated handicap entrances (power assisted doors) are adjacent to Plaza 3 (entrance closest to Wesley Church), and the 12th Street Entrance.
ENTRANCES/EXITS TO UNDERGROUND PLAZA PARKING RAMP:
Enter either on Second Avenue S., or on 12th Street S. The Plaza Ramp has handicap parking - elevators and a skyway connect the Ramp to the Convention Center, allowing easy access for wheelchairs.
Wednesday, December 10
Minneapolis Convention Center
General session 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
How Minnesota Corn Producers Manage Fertilizer Nitrogen – Insights for Dealers (CEU = NM)
Dr. Michael Schmitt, University of Minnesota
|9:10 a.m.||Open Ag Data Alliance: Simplifying Data In Ag (CEU = CM)
Aaron Ault, Purdue University
Causal Factors of Honey Bee Colony Declines: Are Neonicotinoid Insecticides Involved? (CEU = PM)
Dr. Galen Dively, University of Maryland
|11:00 a.m.||Break and opportunity to visit exhibit floor|
Concurrent sessions 1:00-5:00 p.m.
This arrangement allows the participants to choose the topics of greatest interest to them. The smaller group setting also encourages a more interactive environment and greater accessibility to speakers. Each topic will be presented twice with each session lasting 50 minutes.
NOTE CCA: Each topic offered will offer 1.0 CEU* in the category listed. A maximum of 7.0 CEU can be earned by attending the general session in the morning and four sessions on the afternoon of December 10, 2014.
*Denotes that a CEU application will be made for the category indicated.
- Sprayer Technology and Pesticide Applications in the 21st Century
Dr. Greg Kruger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (CEU=PM)
- Reassessing Corn Rootworm Management in the Face of Lower Commodity Prices
Dr. Ken Ostlie, University of Minnesota (CEU=PM)
- Big Data from Multistate Research on Soybean Aphid Management
Dr. Kelley Tilmon, South Dakota State University (CEU=PM)
- Take Control of Weed Management, Acceptance – Are we there yet?
Lisa Behnken and Fritz Breitenbach, University of Minnesota (CEU=PM)
- Agronomy with $3.00 Corn
Dr. Jeff Coulter, University of Minnesota (CEU=CM)
- Palmer Amaranth, Invasive Plants – What the heck is going on?
Dr. Roger Becker, University of Minnesota (CEU=PM)
- Remote Sensing for Crop Pests
Dr. Robert Koch and Dr. Ian MacRae, University of Minnesota (CEU=PM)
- Historical and Projected Future Climatic Changes in the Great Lakes Region
Dr. Jeff Andresen, Michigan State University (CEU=CM)
Thursday, December 11
Minneapolis Convention Center
Concurrent sessions 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
This arrangement allows the participants to choose the topics of greatest interest to them. The smaller group setting also encourages a more interactive environment and greater accessibility to speakers. Audience participants may elect up to six different topics to attend during the day.
NOTE CCA: Each topic presented will offer 1.0 CEU* in the category listed. A maximum of 6.0 CEU can be earned by attending six topic sessions on December 11, 2014.
*Denotes that a CEU application will be made for the category indicated.
Getting the Big Picture of Sulfur Fertilizer Needs for Minnesota Crops
Dr. Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota (CEU=NM)
- Managing Nitrogen Based on Data, no Anecdotes
Dr. Fabián G. Fernández, University of Minnesota (CEU=NM)
- Response Trial Database to Corn N Rate Recommendations – the MRTN Approach
Dr. John Sawyer, Iowa State University (CEU= NM)
- Input and Management Based Soybean Production Systems with Yield Enhancers and Protectors
Dr. Seth Naeve, University of Minnesota (CEU=CM)
- Maximizing Soybean Yield: Genetics, Nutrition and Management
Dr. Larry Purcell, University of Arkansas (CEU=CM)
- Corn Development, Management and Water Use Efficiency
Dr. Roger Elmore, University of Nebraska (CEU=CM)
- Know Your Weeds: Exploiting Seed-Bank Depletion and Emergence Patterns to Improve Herbicide-Resistant Giant Ragweed Control
Jared Goplen, University of Minnesota (CEU=PM)
- Grain Market Update
Dr. Edward Usset, University of Minnesota (CEU=PD)
- What's New With the Corn Leaf Diseases Goss's Wilt, Northern Leaf Blight, and Rust
Dr. Dean Malvick, University of Minnesota (CEU=PM)
- How is Phosphorus Going From the Fertilizer and Manure to the Lake Waters
Dr. Paulo Pagliari, University of Minnesota (CEU=SW)
- "Big Picture" Trends in Nitrogen Fertilizer Use, Water Quality, and Response Strategies
Bruce Montgomery, Minnesota Department of Agriculture (CEU=SW)
- Research on Winter Rye Cover Crops in Corn-Soybean Rotations in Iowa
Dr. Tom Kaspar, USDA-ARS NLAE (CEU=SW)
Questions about the agenda? Contact: David Nicolai, email@example.com or 612-625-2278.
Past participant comments
"I can't say how much I like the format of this short course. I can get the training I want as well as the training I need to maintain my CCA."
"Good topics and very current. Excellent."
"For a program that on the surface looked suspect, this one has to rank as one of the best ever and I have been coming since the early '90s."
"The short abstracts appearing in the program were very helpful in deciding which seminars would be best for me."
"The topics in the concurrent sessions are very relevant to the problems we are facing today. The speakers do a good job and I enjoy attending the show."
"Very good program. It is good to see the progress of ongoing experiments. The topics pertain to issues agriculture is facing today."