UC Soil Fertility Short Course Feb. 19, UC Davis
If you missed the February 2012 and November 2012 courses, be sure to sign up for this one. The UC Soil Fertility Short Course will be repeated on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at the Buehler Alumni & Visitor Center, UC Davis.
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8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration will open at 7:30 a.m.
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013
Location: Buehler Alumni & Visitor Center, UC Davis
The UC Vegetable Research & Information Center (VRIC) will sponsor the UC Soil Fertility Short Course on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at the Buehler Alumni & Visitor Center, UC Davis. The short course will focus on the practical aspects of soil fertility management in an era of escalating fertilizer costs and increasing government regulation of nutrient inputs for environmental water quality protection. The topics covered will include getting the maximum value from soil testing, interpretation of laboratory soil test results, comparing fertilizer sources, developing crop nutrient management plans, and fertilizer management and environmental protection.
Although the focus will be on nutrient management in annual cropping systems, much of the material presented will be relevant to perennial crops as well. The course will not directly address organic fertility management issues, but organic growers may still benefit from attending; the majority of day will be spent covering basic soil fertility concepts, which are equally applicable to organic and conventional production. The content will be geared toward commercial scale production, and will assume a general knowledge of soil science; this course is not appropriate for home gardeners.
The program is intended for growers, certified crop advisers (CCA), pest control advisers, government agency personnel, and others involved in fertility management planning. Take advantage of the early-bird registration fee ($150.) The fee goes up on Jan. 31 to $175. The registration fee includes lunch, refreshments and study materials. UC Farm Advisors can attend at the special rate of $90.
Cooperative Extension specialists Tim Hartz (vegetable crops) and Stu Pettygrove (soils) are the instructors.
The course is approved for California CCA continuing education credits.
More information, visit the VRIC website (http://vric.ucdavis.edu).