2018 Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Short Course – Feb. 20-21

John Sawyer and Antonio Mallarino Iowa State University
Farm Forum

If you are interested in an in-depth course covering soil fertility and nutrient management, then consider attending the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 2018 Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Short Course. This is a two-day event that provides an opportunity to dig deeper into the fundaments of soil fertility, nutrient management, and relationships to profitable crop production and water quality. The course is Feb. 20-21 in Ames, Iowa.

Course topics Include:

• Iowa soils, soil properties, crop productivity.

• Soil sampling and testing.

• Cation exchange.

• Soil pH and liming.

• Essential plant nutrients.

• Secondary and micronutrients.

• Nitrogen management.

• Soil nitrogen dynamics, crop uptake, and diagnostic tools.

• Phosphorus and potassium management.

• Environmental phosphorus and the Iowa P-Index.

• Site-specific management.

• Manure nutrient management.

• Nutrient recommendation development.

Class size is limited to 40 individuals and pre-registration is required to attend. More information about the course, course registration, and contacts for registration information are located at the following web site:

If you have questions about the course, you can also contact John Sawyer at