Soil and Water Field Training Aug. 28 at ARDC - UNL CropWatch, Aug. 15, 2013

Soil and Water Field Training Aug. 28 at ARDC - UNL CropWatch, Aug. 15, 2013

August 15, 2013

 

 

 

 

Improving and maintaining soil quality is essential to the productivity of land for current and future use. An August 28 UNL Extension clinic offers hands-on training related to the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil and water.

The workshop will be conducted at the UNL Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.

UNL Extension educator Keith Glewen says the in-field training is ideal for agribusiness professionals and those who work with soil and water management.

"The training provides 7.5 total Certified Crop Advisor credits in nutrient management and soil and water management. It can be challenging to find that many credits focusing on these topics. We have a well-versed line-up of speakers addressing soil and water topics which, of course, are the cornerstones of our food production system."

Topics include:

  • Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties of Soil and Water: The Cornerstone of the Human Race;
  • Cover Crops for Improving the Soil;
  • Infiltration Test and Organic Matter;
  • Soil Temperature, Electrical Conductivity, pH, N and P Tests;
  • Irrigation and Soil Water;
  • Using Solvita Respiration Tests and N Flush;
  • Soil Profile and Positioning of Landscape; and
  • Management Considerations to Improve the Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties of Soil

Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m., with training at 8 a.m.

Registration and Information

Preregistration is required. Registration before Aug. 21 is $160; after that date, it's $210. All registrants will be sent a confirmation letter, receipt,and finalized schedule. Space is limited and registration is not guaranteed unless payment is received. Cancellations received one week before the clinic will receive a full refund. If UNL cancels the program, pre-registered participants will receive a full refund. UNL is not responsible for any expenses incurred by registrants.

Fees include training, lunch, and reference materials.

For more information or to register, contact the ARDC CMDC Programs, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033, call (800) 529-8030, fax (402) 624-8010, e-mail cdunbar2@unl.edu or visit the program website.

Certified Crop Adviser credits of 7.5 (2 in nutrient management and 5.5 in water management) have been applied for and are pending approval.

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