Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Short Course Begins Feb. 19

January 14, 2019, 3:17 pm | John Sawyer, Brent Pringnitz

hands holding soil.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 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. Highlights include sampling and testing, pH and liming, essential plant nutrients, secondary and micronutrients, nitrogen dynamics and manure management. The small class size allows for increased discussion and interaction with extension specialists.

The Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Short Course will be held Feb. 19-20 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ames. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with classwork beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 19 and ending at 4 p.m. on Feb 20. Registration is limited to 40 participants and pre-registration is required. The cost is $275 and includes course reference notebook, lunches and breaks. Registration and fees must be received by midnight, Feb. 11.

Additional course information and online registration with credit card is available at For more information, please call ANR Program Services at 515-294-6429 or email


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