Crop Management Clinic Features Over 20 Topics

June 29, 2009

By Brent Pringnitz, Department of Agronomy

Registration is now underway for the 2009 Crop Management Clinic to be held July 15-16 at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) near Ames. The Crop Management Clinic is an intensive two-day training program that focuses on the latest developments in crop production and protection. Attendees can select from over 20 different topics to develop a course agenda that fits their specific interests and needs.

ISU Extension specialists will be discussing the impacts of common crop problems, how to avoid them and methods to improve productivity. The curriculum is divided into four primary areas: crop management, pest management, nutrient management and soil, water and tillage. A detailed listing of scheduled topics is available at the clinic Web page.

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Sessions will be taught by ISU Extension faculty from the departments of agronomy, entomology, plant pathology and agricultural and biosystems engineering. The sessions are conducted in small group settings to enhance instructor-student interaction and include hands-on training in FEEL demonstration plots.

The Crop Management Clinic is approved for up to 12 Certified Crop Adviser CEUs. Credits in each CEU category are dependent on sessions selected by the student.

Registration is required for this program and space is limited. Registration is $250 and includes lunches, breaks and course references. To register for this program, or for more details on the course, visit the FEEL website.  For program questions please contact the Agribusiness Education Program at (515) 432-9548 or

The Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) is a 43-acre teaching and demonstration facility that has been training crop production professionals since 1987. FEEL is coordinated by the Agribusiness Education Program, a joint effort of the departments of agronomy, entomology, plant pathology and agricultural and biosystems engineering with support from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ISU Extension. For a full listing of educational programs available, visit

Brent Pringnitz is coordinator of the Agribusiness Education Program. He can be reached at (515) 432-9548 or by emailing


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