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Speakers Matt Hagny, Leland Baxa and John Grove at the Crop Health Workshop.




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:: Recent Workshops ::

The trio of Matt Hagny, John Grove, and Leland Baxa put forth another highly acclaimed Agronomy Essentials / Crop Health Workshop in January 2017, with some multi-year attendees saying it was the best-ever. Paid attendees included not only farmers, but also agronomists & scientists, and hailed from as far away as Montana, Idaho, Texas, Canada, and Australia. Topics were similar to 2016, with some additional insights on dealing with glyphosate-resistant (and triazine/ALS-resistant) Palmer pigweeds in soybeans and cover crops, and on grid sampling and VR build equations for P fertilizer rates. Audience questions and comments were top-notch, and the program went triple-overtime.

If you missed the Workshop, you can still get much of the information from our booklet.

"I found you [Matt] and the other presenters very insightful and picked up on several things that I will consider in my operation. I found the topics to be pertinent and appreciate the straight talk, no BS attitude. Overall I thought it was an excellent meeting and will suggest it to others."
—James Molzahn, Stockton, KS.

"This [2016] was the best meeting you've ever done" —Tom Cannon, Blackwell, OK

"The program was great, and I really enjoyed it. What you wrote [on the postcard advertising the event] wasn't bullshit." —Floyd Boswell, Cheyenne Wells, CO

"I would like to buy your crop booklet. I found last years excellent! Keep up the good work!" 
 —Roger Nesham, Berthold, ND

The full-color booklet includes 192 slides by Matt Hagny, John Grove, Ph.D and Leland Baxa, with key pointers, research data, summaries, and photos. The 2017 Workshop materials also include updated B&W slides of the cover-crop presentation from 2014 (35 detail-rich text slides on real-world outcomes), as well as an updated compilation of the biological & hormone presentation from 2014.

  • Obtaining representative soil samples for grids, and the important (but often neglected) criteria for writing effective variable-rate 'build' scripts for P fertilization.
  • Do Avail, Nutrisphere, Agrotain have any value? if so, where? Real research (worldwide) compilation & forthright, honest answers (neither Hagny nor Grove have any stake in selling any of these).
  • What about ESN, Super-U, and sulfur-coated urea?
  • Why liquid UAN (28 & 32%) is still subject to volatilization, nearly as much so as urea prills
  • How to do N fertilization in no-till: best methods for minimizing loss and keeping mulch cover (where applicable)
  • How to predict N requirement based on crop rotation
  • Does the Haney soil test have any value?
  • Greenseeker-type technologies
  • Factors causing compaction, and how to alleviate them
  • Carrying the load -- bigger tires or tracks for machines?
  • What problems does compaction cause in no-till anyway?
    do livestock hooves cause significant compaction? what about seed or fertilizer openers?
  • Infiltration problems in never-till (long-term, low-disturbance no-till)
  • Which is more important for the soil, the aboveground biomass, or the roots?
  • How do annual crops in NT differ from perennials in terms of soil benefits?
  • Detailed yield and/or profit outcomes of various practices, ranging from cover crops to biologicals & hormone treatments
  • Herbicide tools & tricks for avoiding injury in the cash crops
  • Herbicide tools for keeping ahead of glyphosate-resistant Palmer pigwds, marestail & kochia in several different crops and fallow periods
  • Why seed quality, seed treatments, and seed placement are different for no-till stand establishment, and what to do about it (and photos of seedlings from high-vigor vs low-vigor seed).
  • How to prevent crown rot ("winterkill") in winter wheat
  • Varying planting dates & fert rates based on mulch cover and crop sequence
  • Later than usual planting dates for corn
  • Managing double-crop corn
  • How to grow and preserve more mulch cover, which is desperately needed south of Interstate 80, except with irrigated corn or similar
  • Does 'Tillage Radish' actually improve soil density? One study says no.
  • Seed-applied micronutrients
  • Pop-up (seed furrow) fertilizers
  • Update on micronutrient outcomes in KS
  • After using dozens of different copper fertilizer products & application methods, Hagny finally found one that is very cheap and very effective.
  • Just because you put AMS in your spray tank doesn't mean you did any good. Find out why.
  • Startling degree of winterkilled wheat in strips without pop-up.
  • Which Rhizobial inoculant is best for soybeans? Does LCO add anything?
  • Other tips & tricks for stronger seedlings
  • Does gypsum help soil structure?

2017 Booklet only $100
Order the 2017 booklet by calling 316-303-2040 (credit card*) or by mailing a check to:
Pinnacle Crop Tech Inc,
PO Box 298,
Kechi, KS 67067-0298.

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2013 Workshop DVD & Booklet
For those who want truly in-depth plant/soil nutrition info, you can purchase the 2013 Workshop DVD (edited but still 8 hrs) plus the 48-page full-color booklet for the 288-slide presentation for $200. (Booklet only is $100.) Wheat winterkill handouts are available for an additional $25.
Please specify in your order that this is for the 2013 booklet. 


2016 Booklet & DVD is $200
The 2016 program had the same speakers and covered similar topics. Please specify in your order that this is for the 2016 booklet and DVD.