Crops, Soils and Pests short courses for 2004

The Crops, Soils and Pests Short Course series offers agribusiness professionals and producers in-depth training on a variety of topics. By focusing on a specific management topic, students have more time to fully understand the material presented. Class sizes are limited to allow more student-instructor interaction. Classes are offered sequentially to allow students to attend more than one course.

For individuals preparing to take the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) exam, these short courses provide an excellent opportunity to brush up on specific topics. Each course is approved for CCA credits (see below) for those already certified.

Dates and locations for each course are listed below. All participants must be pre-registered. No walk-in registrations will be allowed.

For questions about this series or other Agribusiness Education Programs, contact our office at (515) 294-6429 or email us at You can also find more information and registration materials online at

Forages for Pasture and Grazing

February 10, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Quality Inn-Starlight Village

2601 East 13th Street, Ames, IA

6.0 crop management, 0.5 nutrient management

Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management (2-day course)

February 18, 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

February 19, 8 am - 4 pm

Scheman Building, Iowa State Center

10.0 nutrient management, 2.5 soil & water management

Soil and Water Management (2-day course)

February 23, 8 am - 5:15 pm

February 24, 8:30 am - 3:15 pm

Scheman Building, Iowa State Center

12.5 soil and water management

Weed Biology and Management

March 4, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Scheman Building, Iowa State Center

6.5 pest management

Alfalfa Production and Management

March 10, 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

The Hotel at Gateway Center

US Hwy 30 and Elwood Drive, Ames, IA

2.0 pest management, 1.0 nutrient management, 3.0 crop management

Soybean Management

March 11, 8 am - 5:15 pm

Scheman Building, Iowa State Center

3.0 crop management, 3.0 pest management, 1.0 nutrient management

This article originally appeared on page 5 of the IC-492 (1) -- January 26, 2004 issue.

Updated 01/25/2004 - 1:00pm