February 8-9, 2017

Scheman Continuing Education Building
Iowa State Center, Ames, Iowa

Principles of soils, soil fertility, and nutrient management are reviewed in this 2-day course. Registration includes a reference binder and class notes. Class size is limited to 40 and pre-registration is required to attend.


  • Iowa soils and soil properties
  • Soil sampling and testing
  • Cation exchange
  • Soil pH and liming
  • Essential plant nutrients
  • Secondary and micronutrients
  • N management and products
  • Soil N dynamics, crop uptake, and diagnostic tools
  • P and K management
  • Environmental P and the Iowa P-Index
  • Site-specific management
  • Manure management

Work is underway on the 2017 course agenda. If you would like to view last year's agenda to better understand the course please use the button below.



Lee Burras
professor of agronomy

Joel DeJong
Extension Field Agronomist, northwest Iowa
Antonio Mallarino
professor of agronomy and extension soil and nutrient management specialist
John Sawyer
professor of agronomy and extension soil and nutrient management specialist

CCA credits

11.5 nutrient management and 1.0 soil and water management continuing education credits have been requested for Certified Crop Advisers and are subject to board approval. Iowa State University reserves the right to adjust credits based on approval or unavoidable speaker or agenda modifications.



Registration for this course will open December 1. Space is limited and pre-registration is required to attend.


For assistance with registration, receipts, billing, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration contact ANR Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or anr@iastate.edu. For questions regarding the course content please contact John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist, at (515) 294-7078 or jsawyer@iastate.edu.

Location and lodging

The short course will be held in the Scheman Building, Iowa State Center on the ISU campus in Ames. Free parking is available in lots surrounding the Scheman Building in designated areas. Visit the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau for a listing of overnight lodging options in the Ames area.