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Soil Fertility Short Course Offered by ISU Extension and Outreach

By John Sawyer, Department of Agronomy, and Brent Pringnitz, Ag and Natural Resources

With high input costs and volatile nutrient prices, crop production professionals know it’s more important than ever to make sound management soil fertility decisions. A two-day short course offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will focus on principles of soils, soil fertility and nutrient management to help those in crop production make important decisions.

The Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Short Course will be held Feb. 13-14 at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State campus in Ames. In addition to classroom work, the course includes a tour of the ISU Soil and Plant Analysis Laboratory. Sign-in and refreshments will be available at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 13 with classwork beginning at 9 a.m. The short course will conclude at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 14.

A program brochure and registration form is available at www.aep.iastate.edu. Registrations can be completed online with a credit card, or online forms may be downloaded and completed to be faxed or submitted by mail.

Registration is limited to 40 participants and pre-registration is required. Registration and $275 course fee must be received by Feb. 6. Registrations will not be accepted at the door for this program. Registration includes a reference binder and class notes, lunches and breaks.

For more information, visit http://www.aep.iastate.edu/soil/homepage.html or contact ANR Program Services at 515- 294-6429 or anr@iastate.edu.

 

John Sawyer is a professor of agronomy with research and extension responsibilities in soil fertility and nutrient management. He can be reached at (515) 294-7078 or jsawyer@iastate.edu. Brent Pringnitz is an ANR program services coordinator. He can be reached at (515) 294-6429 or anr@iastate.edu.

 


This article was published originally on 1/22/2013 The information contained within the article may or may not be up to date depending on when you are accessing the information.


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