Soil Fertility Short Course Feb. 9-10

January 25, 2010

By Brent Pringnitz, ISU Agribusiness Education Program 

Understanding crop nutrient needs and soil fertility issues is vital to profitable crop production. ISU Extension is offering a two-day short course focusing on principles of soils, soil fertility and nutrient management to help crop production professionals make better decisions. In addition to classroom work, attendees will also be visiting the ISU Soil and Plant Analysis Laboratory.

The Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Short Course will be held Feb. 9-10 at the Knapp-Storms Dining Complex on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with classwork beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. on Feb 10. Registration is limited to 40 participants and pre-registration is required. The program brochure and registration form are posted online at www.aep.iastate.edu.

The cost is $275. Registration and fees must be received by Feb. 3. Registrations will not be accepted at the door for this program. The fees cover a reference notebook, lunches and breaks.

Registrations can be completed online with a credit card (MasterCard or VISA only) at www.aep.iastate.edu. Registrations may also be faxed with a credit card to (515) 294-1311 or be mailed along with a check or credit card information to: ISU Agribusiness Education Program, 2104B Agronomy Hall, Ames, Iowa, 50011-1010. For more information, contact the Agribusiness Education Program at (515) 294-6429 or email aep@iastate.edu.

Brent Pringnitz is the coordinator of the Iowa State University Extension Agribusiness Education Program. He can be reached at 515/294-9487 or by email at bpring@iastate.edu.

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