2016 Crop Producers’ Conference

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RECORDED LIVE PLAYBACKS AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME  

We were pleased to cooperate with Jim Martindale of Soil Regeneration Unlimited to offer this virtual conference in January, 2016. Listen to renown scientists, leading crop consultants, and cutting edge crop producers explain why some of the most widely adopted biotech innovations have failed to create the higher yields, increased profits, or healthier crops and soils they claim to support. Explore new insights that are empowering growers to assess and restore soil health, build sustainable farms, and harvest more nutritious crops.

Monday Morning Session: Scientific Perspectives on Chemical, Microbiological, and GMO Safety. CLICK HERE FOR PLAYBACK

 

Speakers listed in order include:

Frank Dean, Product Development Specialist, Lido Chem, “Setting the Table”

Mary Lucero, Systems Biologist, End-O-Fite Enterprises LLC, “Microbiomes and the Business of Food Security”

Don Huber, Professor Emeritus, Purdue, Bioenineering: Failed Promises, Flawed Science: An Unsustainable Strategy for the 21st Century

Anthony Samsel, Independent Scientist, Glyphosate (Roundup): the “Nontoxic” Chemical that is Destroying our Health

Stephanie Senneff, Glyphosate and Climate Change, Senior Research Scientist, MIT

Followed by Round Table Discussion and Open Forum

 

Monday Evening Session-Making the Most of Cover Cropping.   CLICK HERE FOR PLAYBACK

Speakers listed in order include:

Andrew Ambriole, Bio-Steward Farms, Roanoke, IN

Dave Chance, Chance Farms, Lebanon, IN

Hosted by Jim Martindale, Soil Regeneration Unlimited, Ossian, IN

 

Tuesday Morning Sessions –Agrochemicals in the food chain, Microbials or Probiotics in Nutrition, and Soil, Plant, and Microbial Testing   CLICK HERE FOR PLAYBACK

Speakers listed in order include:

AGROCHEMICALS IN THE FOOD CHAIN

Monica Krüger, Veterinary Faculty, University of Leipzig, as interpreted by Jim Martindale, Mary Lucero, and Frank Dean, “Reasons of Interest in Glyphosate Activity in Dairy Cow Farms (Note: Due to some last minute interruptions, Dr. Monica Kruger, University of Leipzig, could not join this session. In the live recording, you will hear conference participants interpret the slide show she offered, and attempt to fill in the blanks on the fly. With all due respect, this could be what gets labeled be our “bloopers” session. It did provide some great opportunity for all of us to think beyond our comfort zones, and we hope we did no disservice to Dr. Kruger’s research.)

MICROBIALS OR PROBIOTICS IN NUTRITION

Frank Dean, Mary Lucero, Jim Martindale, “Microbials in Nutrition”

SOIL, PLANT, and MICROBIAL TESTING

Bob Streit, Iowa Consulting Agronomist, “Our Main Midwest Crops are still dying early, Causes, Treatments, and Solutions”

Bob Perry, Perry Agricultural Laboratory, Inc., “What’s Old is New Again, Albrecht and Soil Health”

Bob Schindelbeck, Extension Associate, Cornell Soil Health Lab, “Soil Health Principles-Understanding the Soil from Lab Testing to Field/Farm Management

Mary Lucero, Systems Biologist, Systems Biologist, End-O-Fite Enterprises LLC, “Monitoring Soil Microbes to Foster Crop Nutrition”

Michelle Gregg, Executive Director, Crop Health Laboratories, “Plant Sap Analysis, Enhancing efficiency and profitability”

 

Tuesday Evening Session-Tillage that Improves Soil Health-What??? CLICK HERE FOR PLAYBACK

by Jim Martindale, Soil Regeneration Unlimited,  Ossian, IN

 

Wednesday Morning Microbial Density and Diversity Analysis Workshop CLICK HERE FOR PLAYBACK Mary Lucero, Systems Biologist, End-O-Fite Enterprises LLC

Learn how to examine microbial communities in soil and compost, safely and economically at home.

 

Thursday Morning Session Live Playback  CLICK HERE FOR PLAYBACK

Participants, please note: Presentations by Doug Young and Al Jasper are not included in the current recording. We hope to have these available at a later date.

FERTILIZATION FOR SECURING THE CROP

1-Jerry Carlson, Renewable Farming LLC, Cedar Falls, IA, “12 Foliar Feeding Ideas for Higher Yields”

2-Jeremy Schulz and Ray McDonald, Innovative Surface Solutions, “Better Magnesium, Better Plant Nutrition”

3- Frank Dean-“Prudent 44, Patented Concentrated Phosphite Fertilizer Solution”

4-Closing Remarks from audience and from Jim Martindale, Suzanne Ricketts, Mary Lucero