Kansas State University and the Northwest Kansas Crop Residue Alliance are teaming up to sponsor the Cover Your Acres Winter Conference Jan. 19-20, 2010 in Oberlin, Kan.

The conference will be at the Gateway Civic Center, starting with registration both days from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. The program will begin at 8:20 a.m. in the Exhibit Hall. The program will be the same each day, so participants can attend the day that best fits their schedule.

"This conference is designed to address the latest technology, methods, and conservation practices to improve crop production on the High Plains," said Brian Olson, K-State Research and Extension Northwest Area agronomist.

The fee to attend is $18 per person if paid by Jan. 12. After that date and at the door the fee is $45. The fee includes lunch, all conference proceedings, break refreshments and access to all exhibits and presentations.

Participants have numerous presentations to choose from, Olson said.

Topics will include:

Weed control in fallow;

State of fertilizer;

Fertilizing for no-till;

Implementing forages in no-till rotations;

Plant nutrition;

Micronutrients and major crops;

New sunflower production strategies;

Grain marketing strategies to enhance profitability;

CRP conversion to production;

Livestock risk protection;

Cover crops for Western Kansas;

Does stacked corn pay on dryland;

Long-term crop rotation results and other presentations.

Numerous sponsor displays will be available throughout the day in the Gateway Exhibit Hall.

Continuing education credits for 1A commercial pesticide applicators have been approved and certified crop advisor credits have been applied for.

More information is available by calling 785-462-6281 or log onto the website at www.ksre.ksu.edu/nwao.