The quality of our soils is critical for the productivity of land for current and future use. That's why we need to improve and maintain that soil quality.
To learn more about the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil and water, attend a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension workshop Aug. 28 in Mead. It will be held at the UNL's Agricultural Research and Development Center.
Keith Glewen, UNL Extension educator, 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," he says. "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."
•Cover Crops for Improving the Soil;
•Infiltration Test and Organic Matter;
•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.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The training begins at 8 a.m.
Pre-registration required. 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.
In the event of program cancellation by UNL, pre-registered participants will be contacted and will receive a full refund. UNL is not responsible for any expenses incurred by registrants.
Registration before Aug. 21 is $160; $210 after. Fees include training, lunch and reference materials.For more information or to register, contact:ARDC CMDC Programs, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033, call 800-529-8030, fax 402-624-8010, or e-mail [email protected] or visit the Web.