Fertilizer

February 11-12, 2015

Scheman Continuing Education Building
Iowa State Center, Ames, Iowa


Registration for the 2015 course will open by January 1, 2015.


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.

Topics

  • 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

Instructors

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

Certified Crop Adviser credits will be available for this course and will be posted following approval by the CCA organization.

 

Registration

Registration will open by Jan 1, 2015 for this course.

Contacts

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.