AMES, Iowa – 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 offer a two-day crop production short course Feb. 18-19 focusing on principles of soils, soil fertility and nutrient management. Highlights include sampling and testing; pH and liming; essential, secondary and micronutrients; nitrogen dynamics and manure management.
The Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Short Course will be held in Room 250, Scheman Continuing Education Building, Iowa State University, Ames. Registration opens Feb. 18 at 8:30 a.m. with classwork beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. on Feb 19. Registration is limited to 40 participants and pre-registration is required. The small class size allows for increased discussion and interaction with extension specialists.
The short course cost is $275 and includes the course reference notebook, lunches and breaks. Registration and fees must be received by midnight Feb. 11. Registrations can be completed online with a credit card or by mail with check payment. Online registration and forms are available at www.aep.iastate.edu/soil.
For more information, call ANR Program Services at 515-294-6429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.