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Extension offers workshop on soil fertility

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[January 29, 2013]  University of Illinois Extension is offering a Feb. 15 workshop on soil fertility. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Logan County Extension office and will be taught via distance education, featuring specialists from Illinois and Missouri.

Topics and speakers are as follows:

  • "Successful Nitrogen Management" -- how N rate, timing, source and additives affect success
    Peter Scharf

  • "Secondary and Micronutrients" -- which ones and how you know you might need them
    Robert Bellm

  • "How CEC and Soil Nutrients are Related" -- why CEC is an important tool in determining your fertility goal
    Pete Fandel

  • "Utilizing GPS and Remote Sensing" -- can all farms economically use these technologies?
    Dennis Bowman

  • "Summary of Regional and State Research on Soil Nutrients"
    Fabian Fernandez.

Five hours of CCA continuing education credit in nutrient management have been applied for.

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Registration costs are $50 per person, which includes meal, refreshments and handouts. Registration will be due by Feb. 11. More registration details will be provided. To reserve your seat, call the Logan County Extension office at 217-732-8289.

[Text from file received from University of Illinois Extension]

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