Extension hosts soil fertility workshop

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 1:08 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 9:00 a.m. CDT

PRINCETON — University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit will host a workshop on soil fertility from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15. It will be taught via distance education and feature specialists from Illinois and Missouri. An application has been made for five hours of CCA continuing education credits in nutrient management. Pre-registration is required by Feb. 13.

Topics and speakers include:

• Successful Nitrogen Management (how N rate, timing, source and additives affect success), Peter Scharf, University of Missouri Extension.

• Secondary and Micronutrients (which ones and how do you know you might need them?), Robert Bellm, U of I Extension.

• How CEC and Soil Nutrients are Related (why CEC is an important tool in determining your fertility goal), Pete Fandel, Illinois Central College.

• Using Precision Farming Tools to Improve Nutrient Management, Dennis Bowman, U of I Extension.

• Phosphorus and Potassium Budgets (correctly accounting for what’s in the field and what’s coming out), Fabian Fernandez, U of I Extension.

The program will be presented via Latitude Bridge at the Bureau County Extension Office, 850 Thompson St., Princeton. Registration is $50 per person and includes a meal, refreshments and handouts. To register for the workshop, call the Bureau County Extension Office at 815-875-2878.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate please indicate when calling/registering. All programs offered through the University of Illinois Extension are open to all individuals regardless of place of residence, race, creed, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, or marital status.

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