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4Rs Nutrient Management - In and Out of Season Webinar Series

Webinar Series Description:  Everybody is talking about 4Rs, and the importance of policing ourselves before others do. This 6-webinar series will review the essentials of Right Source, Right Rate, Right Place, Right Time, and build upon the 4R Nutrient Management Planning (4R NMP) performance objectives to provide practical information the planner can use year-round in nutrient management recommendations.

4R Nutrient Management considers the integration of agronomic practices with economic analysis and environmental interaction, all considered at the local field level, as well as social impacts for the community, and for downstream stakeholders.

CCAs: This series also can be used to prepare for the specialty certification exam (available in IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, ON and WI) which was offered for the first time in August 2015. The performance objectives for the exam may be found here:

https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/files/certifiedcropadviser/4r-nms-performance-objectives.pdf

The CCA is expected to have background knowledge of the Performance Objectives (POs) in the Nutrient Management Competency Areas used in preparation for the ICCA Exam. These POs address soil testing and plant tissue analysis, nutrient sources, nutrient placing and timing, and nutrient management planning. To some degree, the 4Rs are reflected in each of these areas. The POs for the Nutrient Management Planning Specialist go beyond the basics to integrate the knowledge in developing plans that meet the 4R goals as well as comply with appropriate state and national regulations, as appropriate.

Webinar Series Objectives
This series will provide the CCA with practical examples and basic principles to use in order to

  • Utilize published values to determine the annual, available N and P excreted in manure by a herd.
  • Determine the land base required to utilize the N and P, and adjust fertilizer recommendations according to N and P manure credits.
  • Utilize soil tests, crop selection, soil and weather conditions, environmental considerations, economic factors, and nutrient credits from previous management to determine right N, P, and K application rates.
  • Discuss how application timing affects choices of right nutrient form and potential losses due to weather phenomena and loss mechanisms.
  • Discuss how crop uptake patterns, soil conditions, nutrient source and form, cover crops affect decisions concerning right timing.
  • Discuss the importance of soil, weather, cropping systems and crop characteristics, tillage practices, application timing, fertilizer form, and potential loss factors on determining right placement.
  • Discuss the most common forms of N, P, and K in the appropriate state.
  • Determine the right source of N and discuss the considerations used to determine the right source of P and K based on soil and climate conditions, crop selection, growth stage, cropping systems, environmental concerns, and/or soil or tissues tests.
  • Evaluate N and P management systems using water quality vulnerability assessment tools for site-specific nutrient planning, and evaluate the effect of changing management strategies on risk assessment outcomes and potential N and P loss.
  • Compare soil, topography, geography and watershed characteristics on potential environmental N and P impacts; discuss the role of N and P, and past and present management practices on eutrophication; and discuss the role of N in drinking water standards.
  • Interpret the roles of the various agencies, guiding documents, policies associated with creating a Nutrient Management Plan according to the NRCS 590 Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard, and 303(d) TMDL requirements if in an affected watershed;
  • Create a customized 4Rs plan to fit the unique environmental and management features on a client’s farm, and discuss the components such as record-keeping, monitoring, and maintaining correct maps with all involved parties.
  • Identify management changes that might require adjustments to the Nutrient Management Plan and the potential effect of TMDL on the Nutrient Management Plan in affected watersheds.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:   1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting CEU per webinar

$135.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$216.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
Introduction and Manure Management
Right Rate
Right Time, Right Place
Environmental Risk Analysis
Right Source
Nutrient Management Planning

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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Class cost: $ 216.00

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Introduction and Manure Management

This webinar will introduce the CCA to the Performance Objectives for the Nutrient Management Planning Specialist exam. As an example, a scenario-based case study will examine the land base required to utilize the N and P excreted in manure annually based on the herd size. N and P in manure will be estimated using published values and laboratory manure nutrient analysis, and availability due to mineralization. The soil test N and P nutrient requirements based on yield goals will be adjusted for manure N and P credits.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Clay Robinson, PhD, CPSS
Education Manager
American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America

Clay Robinson earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy, and a PhD in Soil Management from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and former professor who taught soil science and agronomy courses at two universities from 1992 to 2011. He is published on the beneficial use of manure as a by-product, and on the capacity of three counties in the Texas High Plains to utilize for crop production all the nitrogen and phosphorus excreted in manure by the approximately 2 million feeder cattle. He supervised graduate students in research addressing the chemical and physical properties of soil and effects on crop yields after long-term applications of manure and effluent. He also worked with a CCA to evaluate field records of several producers of N from soil nitrate tests, stalk nitrate tests, and N fertilizer and manure applications on crop yields.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

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CEUs

Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Class cost: $ 40.00

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Right Rate

This webinar will provide practical examples of how to utilize soil tests, crop selection, soil and weather conditions, environmental considerations, economic factors and nutrient credits from previous management to determine appropriate N, P, and K application rates.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. John Grove
Professor - Plant and Soil Sciences Department
University of Kentucky

Dr. John Grove is Professor of Agronomic Soil Science at the University of Kentucky, responsible for teaching nutrient management at both undergraduate and graduate levels and world food issues in the Honors Program. His research interests are in the management of the chemical and physical properties of soils under grain production. Field research involves inorganic/organic source nutrient management (rate, timing, placement); crop species and tillage rotation; and particularly the no-tillage crop establishment/soil management system. That work includes evaluation of spatial and temporal dynamics in nutrient cycling and crop nutrition to give improved nutrient management with greater sustainability and minimal adverse impacts on water quality. Dr. Grove has directed/co-directed more than 28 graduate students (13 Ph.D., 15 M.S.) to completion.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

You have 30 days to view this content after purchase.

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CEUs

Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Class cost: $ 40.00

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Right Time, Right Place

This webinar will provide a framework to understand how application timing affects choices of fertilizer form and potential losses due to weather phenomena and loss mechanisms; how crop uptake patterns, soil conditions, nutrient source and form, cover crops affect decisions concerning application timing; and how soil, weather, cropping systems and crop characteristics, tillage practices, application timing, fertilizer form, and potential loss factors on affect nutrient placement choices.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. John Grove
Professor - Plant and Soil Sciences Department
University of Kentucky

Dr. John Grove is Professor of Agronomic Soil Science at the University of Kentucky, responsible for teaching nutrient management at both undergraduate and graduate levels and world food issues in the Honors Program. His research interests are in the management of the chemical and physical properties of soils under grain production. Field research involves inorganic/organic source nutrient management (rate, timing, placement); crop species and tillage rotation; and particularly the no-tillage crop establishment/soil management system. That work includes evaluation of spatial and temporal dynamics in nutrient cycling and crop nutrition to give improved nutrient management with greater sustainability and minimal adverse impacts on water quality. Dr. Grove has directed/co-directed more than 28 graduate students (13 Ph.D., 15 M.S.) to completion.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

You have 30 days to view this content after purchase.

Self-Paced

CEUs

Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Class cost: $ 40.00

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Environmental Risk Analysis

This webinar will provide examples to equip the CCA to evaluate N and P management systems using water quality vulnerability assessment tools for site-specific nutrient planning; evaluate the effect of changing management strategies on risk assessment outcomes and potential N and P loss; compare soil, topography, geography and watershed characteristics on potential environmental N and P impacts; discuss the role of N and P, and past and present management practices on eutrophication; and discuss the role of N in drinking water standards.

Dr. Bruulsema will outline and describe assessment tools for water quality risks in the eastern part of the six-state region. He will review phosphorus issues in the western Lake Erie watershed, and the 4R Nutrient Stewardship certification program developed in response. Integration of metrics representing environmental, economic and social impacts into industry sustainability initiatives will also be covered.

Dr. Jordahl will address several environmental risk analysis issues, including tools states use to assess potential downstream impacts of nutrients, drinking water standards, the Gulf Hypoxia issue, the limits of the 4Rs concept on downstream nutrient impacts, and TMDLs as a regulatory approach that can be used in watersheds.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Tom Bruulsema, PhD, CCA
Phosphorus Program Director
International Plant Nutrition Institute

Dr. Bruulsema is Phosphorus Program Director with the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). He has played key roles in the development of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship concept, including the co-editing of the IPNI 4R Plant Nutrition Manual. Based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, he has led research and education programs for the Institute in Eastern Canada and the Northeastern USA since 1995. Dr. Bruulsema has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, the Soil Science Society of America, and the Canadian Society of Agronomy.

Jim Jordahl, PhD, CPSS
Program Manager
Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance

Dr. Jordahl is the program manager for the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, an organization founded by the Iowa Corn Growers Association, the Iowa Soybean Association, and the Iowa Pork Producers Association, focused on accelerating the pace and scale of farmer-led efforts to improve water quality in Iowa, and more specifically implementation of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.  Prior to joining the Alliance, Jim worked for 18 years as a soil scientist/environmental scientist in the private sector supporting a broad range of soil and water quality projects across the globe.  Jim has been a CPSS since 1997.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

You have 30 days to view this content after purchase.

Self-Paced

CEUs

Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Class cost: $ 40.00

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Right Source

This webinar will provide information sources to help the CCA find and discuss the most common forms of N, P, and K in their state. Principles and practical examples will be provided to assist the CCA in determining the right source of N and discussing the considerations used to determine the right source of P and K based on soil and climate conditions, crop selection, growth stage, cropping systems, environmental concerns, and/or soil or tissues tests.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Dr. Rob Mikkelsen
Director and Vice President
International Plant Nutrition Institute

Dr. Rob Mikkelsen is a Director and Vice President with the International Plant Nutrition Institute. He was previously Professor of Soil Science at North Carolina State University and a Soil Chemist at the National Fertilizer Development Center at Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  Rob has authored or co-authored numerous publications and chapters related to nutrient management, specializing in behavior of various plant nutrient sources.

A native of California, Dr. Mikkelsen earned his B.S. degree in Agronomy/Soils at Brigham Young University in 1981, then received his Ph.D. in Soil Science at University of California, Riverside, in 1985.

Dr. Mikkelsen is a Fellow of ASA and SSSA.  He received the ASA Agronomic Industry Award and the SSSA Industry and Professional Leadership Award.

He is a Certified Crop Advisor and a Certified Professional Horticulturist. He regularly leads in training for nutrient management for these groups.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

You have 30 days to view this content after purchase.

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CEUs

Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Class cost: $ 40.00

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Nutrient Management Planning

This webinar will familiarize the CCA with the various agencies, guiding documents, policies associated with creating a Nutrient Management Plan according to the NRCS 590 Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard, and 303(d) TMDL requirements if in an affected watershed; identify the importance of customizing the 4Rs to fit the unique environmental and management features on a client’s farm, the importance of record-keeping, monitoring, and maintaining correct maps; identify management changes that might require adjustments to the Nutrient Management Plan and the potential effect of TMDL.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Brett Roberts
Illinois State Agronomist
USDA-NRCS

Brett graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy and completed a Master of Science Degree in Agronomy from the University of Illinois in 1995. Brett has been employed by NRCS for the past 27 years. All of which has been spent in Illinois.   Brett has worked in three different field offices and has been the State Conservation Agronomist since 1995. Brett is responsible for how agronomy is used in applying conservation practices to address resource concerns such as erosion, water quality issues relating to sediment and nutrients. Brett is the current discipline leader for NRCS assisted Nutrient Management activities in Illinois and works in tandem with the Illinois NRCS engineering staff for CNMP plan development and application. Brett represents NRCS on the Illinois CCA Board and served on the 4R Specialty Credential development committee. Brett is a member of the following organizations: American Society of Agronomy, Weed Science Society of America and Certified Crop Advisor.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

You have 30 days to view this content after purchase.

Self-Paced

CEUs

Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Class cost: $ 40.00

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