Extension Offers Soil Fertility Short Course

January 19, 2017 3:14 PM
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Making sound soil fertility management decisions is an important part of successful crop production, on both an economic and environmental level. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering a two-day short course focusing on principles of soils, soil fertility and nutrient management to help crop production professionals make better decisions. Highlights include sampling and testing, pH and liming, essential, secondary and micronutrients, nitrogen dynamics, manure management and much more. The small class size allows for increased discussion and interaction with Extension specialists.

The Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Short Course will be held Feb. 8-9, 2017 in room 004 of the Scheman Building 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 5:00 p.m. on Feb 9. Registration is limited to 40 participants and pre-registration is required. The cost is $275 and includes course reference notebook, lunches and breaks. Registration and fees must be received by midnight, Jan. 31, 2017.

Additional course information and online registration with credit card is available at www.aep.iastate.edu/soil. For more information, please call ANR Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or email anr@iastate.edu.

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John Sawyer Professor

Dr. John Sawyer is a professor of agronomy and extension specialist in soil fertility and nutrient management at Iowa State University. His extension program involves soil fertility management, efficient crop nutrient utilization, and environmentally sound fertilizer and manure systems. Dr. Sawye...