AMES, Iowa – Certified crop advisers can earn 4.5 hours of continuing education credits by attending a special CCA session before the spring field day at the Iowa State University Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville on June 28.
The continuing education session will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature a discussion on soil health concepts and measurements by Marshall McDaniel, associate professor of agronomy at Iowa State University. McDaniel will provide an overview of what constitutes soil health, measuring soil health and related challenges. There will be a field component to the morning session that demonstrates different ways to measure soil health.
Pre-registration for the CCA morning session is required and can be completed online. Registration must be completed by June 22. The registration fee of $50, which includes lunch, can be paid with cash or check at the door. If unable to register online, call the ISU Extension and Outreach Johnson County office at 319-337-2145 or contact Meaghan Anderson, field agronomist with ISU Extension and Outreach, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The field day in the afternoon will begin at 1 p.m. and is open to the public. Topics will include:
- Crop Season Review by Myron Rees, farm superintendent.
- Practical Ways to Measure Soil Health by McDaniel.
- Dicamba Management in 2018 by Bob Hartzler, professor in agronomy and extension weed specialist at Iowa State.
- Planting Corn into Cereal Rye: Termination Timing and Planting Demo by Alison Robertson, professor and extension specialist in plant pathology at Iowa State.
The Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm is located at 3115 Louisa-Washington Road, Crawfordsville. To reach the research farm go 1 3/4 miles south of Crawfordsville on Highway 218, then 2 miles east on G-62 then 3/4 mile north.