URBANA – University of Illinois Extension will host a workshop on soil fertility on Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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 credit in nutrient management.
Topics and speakers are:
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 in the following Extension units:
Unit 2, Oregon, 815-732-2191
Unit 4, Dixon, 815-835-2070
Unit 7, Milan, 309-756-9978
Unit 8, Princeton, 815-875-2878
Unit 10, Galesburg, 309-342-5108
Unit 12, Bloomington, 309-663-8306
Unit 13, Champaign, 217-333-7672
Unit 14, Quincy, 217-223-3830
Unit 15, Jacksonville, 217-243-7424
Unit 16, Springfield, 217-782-4617
Unit 18, Hillsboro, 217-532-3941
Unit 26, Murphysboro, 618-687-1727
To register for the program, contact one of the unit offices. Registration is $50 per person and includes a meal, refreshments, and handouts. Please register by Feb. 11.
For further information, contact Michael Roegge at 217-223-8380 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.