Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Short Course

February 19-20, 2019 | Ames, Iowa

An in-depth two-day course focused on understanding the principles of soils, soil fertility, and nutrient management for Iowa crop production.

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

Continuing education

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11.5 nutrient management and 1.0 soil and water management continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers will be available for this course, subject to CCA board approval. Iowa State University reserves the right to adjust credits based on approval or unavoidable speaker or agenda modifications.

Register

When

February 19-20, 2019

Registration check-in 8:30 AM, February 19.
Program begins at 9:00 AM February 19 and concludes at 4:00 PM on February 20.

Where

Hilton Garden Inn
1325 Dickinson Ave
Ames, IA 50014

Program

Tuesday, February 19, 2019Print the program

8:30 am Registration and check-in
9:00 am Soil fertility introduction, essential plant nutrients, and nutrient plans - John Sawyer, professor and Extension soil fertility specialist, Iowa State University
9:30 am Iowa soils, soil properties and productivity - Lee Burras, professor, Agronomy, Iowa State University
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Soil sampling and testing - Antonio Mallarino, professor and Extension soil fertility specialist, Iowa State University
12:15 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm Cation exchange - John Sawyer, professor and Extension soil fertility specialist, Iowa State University
1:30 pm Soil pH and liming - John Sawyer, professor and Extension soil fertility specialist, Iowa State University
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm Soil phosphorous and potassium dynamics and management - Antonio Mallarino, professor and Extension soil fertility specialist, Iowa State University
3:45 pm Soil N dynamics, crop use and diagnostic tools - John Sawyer, professor and Extension soil fertility specialist, Iowa State University
5:00 pm Course adjourns for the day

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

7:30 am Classroom opens, morning refreshments available
8:00 am Site-specific management - Antonio Mallarino, professor and Extension soil fertility specialist, Iowa State University
9:00 am Nitrogen management - John Sawyer, professor and Extension soil fertility specialist, Iowa State University
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Environmental phosphorus management - Antonio Mallarino, professor and Extension soil fertility specialist, Iowa State University
11:30 am Secondary and micronutrients - John Sawyer, professor and Extension soil fertility specialist, Iowa State University
12:15 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm Manure management - Joel DeJong, Extension field agronomist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm Nutrient recommendation development - John Sawyer, professor and Extension soil fertility specialist, Iowa State University; Antonio Mallarino, professor and Extension soil fertility specialist, Iowa State University
3:30 pm Hot topics / round-table discussion - John Sawyer, professor and Extension soil fertility specialist, Iowa State University; Antonio Mallarino, professor and Extension soil fertility specialist, Iowa State University
4:00 pm Course adjourns

Instructors

Lee Burras

professor, Agronomy
Iowa State University

Joel DeJong

Extenison field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Antonio Mallarino

professor, Agronomy
Extension soil and nutrient management specialist
Iowa State University


John Sawyer

professor, Agronomy
Extension soil and nutrient management specialist
Iowa State University

Register

$275

Course registration, prior to midnight, February 11, 2019

Registration includes lunches, refreshment breaks and course reference binder.

Lodging

Lodging is not included with course registration and is the responsibility of the attendee. A block of rooms is available at the Hilton Garden Inn for this course at $144 per night plus tax. Please contact the hotel at (515) 233-8000 to make reservations and mention you with the ISU soils course to be in the room block. Reservation deadline is January 19, 2019.

Reminders

  • Pre-registration is required to attend this course. Registrations must be received prior to midnight, February 11, 2019.
  • Class size is limited to 40 and pre-registration is required to attend. Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-paid basis. Registration will be closed if the course reaches capacity.
  • Requests for refunds must be received prior to midnight, February 11, 2019. Substitutions will be allowed.
  • Confirmation of registration is sent via email. Please provide a valid email address when registering

Contact

John Sawyer

John Sawyer
professor and Extension soil fertility specialist
Agronomy
(515) 294-7078
jsawyer@iastate.edu


For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration please contact ANR Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or anr@iastate.edu.