ISU Extension and Outreach soil fertility short course Feb. 18-19

Farm Forum

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 offer 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, secondary and micronutrients; nitrogen dynamics; manure management; and more. The small class size allows for increased discussion and interaction with Extension and Outreach specialists.

The Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Short Course will be held Feb. 18-19, 2014, in room 250 of the Scheman Continuing Education Building on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with classwork beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. on Feb 19. 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, February 11.

Registrations can be completed online with a credit card or by mail with check payment. Online registration and forms are available at For more information, please call ANR Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or email

John Sawyer is a professor in the Department of Agronomy with research and extension responsibilities in soil fertility and nutrient management. He can be contacted at 515-294-7078 or Brent Pringnitz is a program services coordinator. He can be reached at (515) 294-6429 or