Cass County Extension Offers Free Soil Fertility Workshop February 28

Hands holding soil

Cass County Extension is one of several host sites across the state this winter for soil fertility workshops aimed to help farmers better understand how to interpret soil test results and make soil fertility recommendations. Local producers are invited to join Aaron Saeugling, ISU Extension Field Agronomist for Southwest Iowa, for the workshop on Friday morning February 28.
 
The program runs from 10 AM to Noon, and will cover a variety of topics, including:
 

  • Learn how soil tests are done and what they mean
  • Calculate crop removal rates of phosphate and potash
  • Understand how field and forage crops respond to different soil nutrient levels
  • Discover what research shows about crop response to different soil test levels
  • Understand the chances of getting a return on your fertilizer investment when you know your soil test results
  • Understand soil management decisions to be a better fertilizer consumer

The workshop will be offered at no cost, but pre-registration is requested for materials. It will be held at the Cass County Community Center on the fair grounds in Atlantic, with doors opening at 9:30 AM and the program running from 10 AM to Noon.
 
For more information or to pre-register, or call the Cass County Extension office at 712-243-1132 or email Lori Anderson at lander@iastate.edu. You can also visit the following website for information about other program locations across the state:  https://crops.extension.iastate.edu/blog/meaghan-anderson-rebecca-vittetoe/soil-fertility-workshops-be-offered 

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