Iowa: Soil Fertility Workshops Offered Through March

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This winter we will be hosting several soil fertility workshops around the state to help farmers better understand how to interpret soil test results and make soil fertility recommendations.

Join us for one of these workshops to:

  • Learn how soil tests are done and what they mean
  • Calculate crop removal rates of phosphate and potash
  • Understand how field and forage crops respond to different soil nutrient levels
  • Discover what research shows about crop response to different soil test levels
  • Understand the chances of getting a return on your fertilizer investment when you know your soil test results
  • Understand soil management decisions to be a better fertilizer consumer

Workshop locations, dates, and times are as follows:

  • Jan. 22, Woolstock Community Building (104 McArthur St.), 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $40 per person and pre-registration is required by Jan. 17. Call the ISU Extension and Outreach Wright County Office at 515-532-3453 or the ISU Extension and Outreach Hamilton County Office at 515-832-9597.
  • Jan. 28, ISU Extension and Outreach Madison County Office, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $20 per person and pre-registration is required by Jan. 24. Call the Madison County office at 515-462-1001. Meeting sponsored by the Iowa Farm Bureau.
  • Jan. 29, ISU Extension and Outreach Humboldt County Office, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $40 per person and pre-registration is required by Jan. 24. Call the Humboldt County office at 515-332-2201 or the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County Office at 712-335-3103.
  • Jan. 31, Jefferson County Activities Building, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $10 per person and pre-registration is required by Jan. 29. Call the ISU Extension and Outreach Jefferson County Office at 641-472-4166. Meeting sponsored by Libertyville Savings Bank.
  • Feb. 4, ISU Extension and Outreach Mitchell County Office, 1-4:30 p.m., with lunch served at 12:15 p.m. Registration is $40 per person and pre-registration is required by Jan. 28. Call the Mitchell County office at 641-732-5574.
  • Feb. 7, Poweshiek Water Association, Brooklyn, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $10 per person and pre-registration is required by Feb. 5. There is no registration cost for Corn Grower Members, but RSVP by Feb. 5. Call the ISU Extension and Outreach Poweshiek County Office at 641-623-5188. Meeting sponsored by Iowa Corn Growers.
  • Feb. 13, ISU Extension and Outreach Jones County Office, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $40 per person and pre-registration is required by Feb. 11. Call the Jones County office at 319-465-3224.
  • Feb. 13, ISU Extension and Outreach Ringgold County Office, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There is no registration fee, but for questions or to RSVP, call the Ringgold County office at 641-464-3333.
  • Feb. 18, ISU Extension and Outreach Bremer County Office, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $40 per person and pre-registration is required by Feb. 14. Call the Bremer County office at 319-465-3224.
  • Feb. 19, Heartland Community Room in Gowrie (1201 Market St., Gowrie), 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $40 per person and pre-registration is required by Feb. 14. Call the ISU Extension and Outreach Webster County Office at 515-576-2119 or the Calhoun County office at 712-297-8611.
  • Feb. 19, ISU Extension and Outreach Adair Office, 10 a.m. to noon. There is no registration fee, but for questions or to RSVP, call the Adair County office at 641-743-8412.
  • Feb. 20, Western Iowa Research Farm near Castana in Monona County, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is $40 per person and pre-registration is required by Feb. 14. Call the ISU Extension and Outreach Monona County Office at 712-423-2175.
  • Feb. 21, ISU Extension and Outreach Marion County Office, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $40 per person and pre-registration is required by Feb. 19. Call the Marion County office at 641-842-2014. Meeting sponsored by the Iowa Corn Growers.
  • Feb. 27, Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $40 per person and pre-registration is required by Feb. 25. Call the ISU Extension and Outreach Washington County Office at 319-653-4811.
  • Feb. 28, ISU Extension and Outreach Black Hawk County Office, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $40 per person and pre-registration is required by Feb. 26. Call the Black Hawk County office at 319-234-6811.
  • Feb. 28, ISU Extension and Outreach Cass County Office, 10 a.m. to noon. There is no registration fee, but for questions or to RSVP, call the Cass County office at 712-243-1132.
  • March 13, ISU Extension and Outreach Plymouth County Office – Le Mars Convention Center, Board Room, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is $40 per person and pre-registration is required by March. 9. Call the Plymouth County office at 712-546-7835.

Enrollment size is limited and registration is required. Registrants should contact their ISU Extension and Outreach county office or the site location they wish to attend. Fees can be paid the day of the workshop. Registration for each event includes publications, copies of presentations and brunch or lunch, if provided.




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