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1/26/2009 - 2/1/2009

ISU Extension Offers Soil Fertility Short Course

By Brent Pringnitz, Agribusiness Education Program

With high input costs and volatile nutrient prices it’s more important than ever to make sound management decisions about soil fertility. Iowa State University Extension 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. In addition to classroom work attendees also will be visiting the ISU Soil and Plant Analysis Laboratory.

The Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Short Course will be held Feb. 17-18 at the Knapp-Storms Dining Complex on the ISU campus in Ames. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 17 with classwork beginning at 9 a.m.; the course ends at 4:30 p.m. on Feb 18. Registration is limited to 40 participants and pre-registration is required. The program brochure and registration form are available online.

The cost is $275. Registration and fees must be received by Feb. 11. 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). Registrations also may 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 e-mail aep@iastate.edu.

ISU Extension Offers Crop Scout School

by Brent Pringnitz, Agribusiness Education Program

If you plan to work as a crop scout for the 2009 crop season, you will want to attend the upcoming Crop Scout School offered by Iowa State University Extension. Hands-on sessions will cover identification and scouting methods for weeds, insects and diseases. Workshops on plant growth and development of corn, soybean and alfalfa will be included along with discussion of common field crop problems.

Crop Scout School will be held Saturday, March 7, on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. in Kildee Hall with sessions beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. Registration is limited to 120 participants and pre-registration is required. Online registration is available. The program brochure and registration form are available online.

The cost is $80. Registration and fees must be received by March 4. Registrations will not be accepted at the door for this program. The fees cover a scouting notebook, lunch and breaks.

Registration can be completed online with a credit card (MasterCard or VISA only). Registrations also may 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.

This program is sponsored by ISU Extension and the Departments of Agronomy, Entomology and Plant Pathology.



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