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Continuing Education Seminars

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1.5
Soil Fauna: Animals of the Soil and the Role They Play in Soil Health [SS 04898] - Video

2014 - June Online Seminar - The presentation will review the different animals that are important to soil health. These soil animals feed on other animals and organic matter and contribute directly to nutrient cycling in soil when they release nutrients in their excreta. Soil animals improve soil structure by forming channels and pores, concentrating fine soil particles together into aggregates and by fragmenting and mixing organic matter through soil.
1.5 CEUs in Soil & Water Management
1.5
Different Techniques to Improve Soil Health [SS 04897] - Video

2014 - July Online Seminar - The soil biological component is not well understood and in many cases is taken for granted. However, it is the interaction of the physical, chemical and biological components which dictate how the soil will function. The challenge is how best to ramp up the soil’s biological activity without affecting crop yields or profits. Specific examples of different strategies to improve soil health will be explored. Although there are many ways to approach this, as with many things, the devil is in the details.
1.5 CEUs in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Soil Respiration and Nutrient Cycling [SS 04895] - Video

2014 - July Online Seminar - Soil CO2 Respiration is a common gauge used to assess soil health and to estimate potential nutrient mineralization. This presentation will cover the elements of measuring soil respiration with a focus on the Solvita CO2-Burst test monitored by ALP and NAPT labs. It will also cover measuring basal CO2 respiration in field-moist sample, and briefly introduce a new procedure for labile amino-N. The overall emphasis for soil health is from the perspective of someone doing it in the lab and partly in the field. The presenter will also review measuring root mass, earthworm counts and soil enzymes, and how these tests relate to each other and soil health.
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.5
Soil Flora: How Microbial Communities Define Soil Health [SS 04894] - Video

2014 - June Online Seminar - Soil health is very popular today and understanding it can improve soil productivity and sustainability. This presentation will define a functional microbial community- and what services will it provide. Address what farmers can do to improve the services provided by the microbial community. And how to profile the microbial community and measure positive change.
1.5 CEUs in Soil & Water Management
1.5
Introduction to Soil Health and the Soil Food Web [SS 04896] - Video

2014 - June Online Seminar - The soil food web is the community of organisms living all or part of their lives in the soil. It describes a complex living system in the soil and how it interacts with the environment, plants, and animals. They range in size from the tiniest one-celled bacteria, algae, fungi, and protozoa, to the more complex nematodes and micro-arthropods, to the visible earthworms, insects, small vertebrates, and plants. These organisms eat and grow and impact the soil and move through the soil, making it possible to have clean water, clean air, and healthy plants. The presentation will looking at the overall functioning of the soil food web, how it is intertwined and how it benefits the soils and all living species both below and about ground.
1.5 CEUs in Soil & Water Management
1.5
Spray Strategies for Effective and On-Target Applications [SS 04893] - Video

2014 - April Online Seminar - With weed resistance and tough to control weeds challenging growers, routine use herbicide resistant crops and the introduction of advanced crop protection products and spray technologies, there’s a need for training agronomists, custom applications and growers to manage the complex spray environment. The course will review best management practices and factors that affect their herbicide application, reduce the risk of drift and review management plans that include multiple strategies to ensure proper application and efficacy.
1.5 CEUs in Integrated Pest Management
1.0
Improving Post Emergent Weed Control [SS 04888] - Video

2014 - April Online Seminar - With more weeds becoming resistance to a range of herbicide chemistries, it is important to effectively control weeds after the crop is up and before weeds get too tall to control chemically.
1.0 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
1.5
Nozzles, Efficacy and the Environment - Maximizing Pesticide Applications [SS 04892] - Video

2014 - April Online Seminar - Nozzles play an important role in pesticide efficacy and off-target movement. Understanding the current nozzles on the market and how they perform is critical in today’s agricultural environment because of the rapidly evolving pesticide resistances and increasing scrutiny of pesticide drift. Being able to read a nozzle’s labeling, understand when and where to use specific nozzles and understanding what to expect from spray nozzles is imperative for all pesticide applicators and those making decisions on pesticide applications. New pesticide labels and programs such as the EPA’s DRT (drift reduction technology) program are designed to provide more information to applicators on risk of drift or how to maximize pesticide application efficacy. Additionally, new pesticide labels often contain information about weather conditions in which the pesticide should or should not be applied. A brief discussion of these condition and why labels are designed to avoid some environmental conditions will be included.
1.5 CEUs in Integrated Pest Management
1.5
Soil Health/Quality: Can’t Have Health Without Quality [SS 04887] - Video

2014 - June Online Seminar - Describes how soil quality relates to overall soil health and what each term means.
1.5 CEUs in Nutrient Management
1.0
Fracking Series Part 3: Recycling and Reuse of Marcellus Shale Drill Cuttings [SS 04879] - Video

2013 - November - Online Seminar - As the Marcellus and Utica Shale gas production industry have rapidly grown in the U.S. over the past couple years, there is a recognized need to preserve landfill space and protect our environment. Elaborates on the end use options of (fracking) drill-cuttings and drilling-sediments.
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Fracking: Land and Ecosystem Management Options [SS 04872] - Video

2013 - October - Online Seminar - Focuses on land-management considerations and the types of disturbances that can be expected, in order to sustainably recover oil and gas resources with fracking technology.
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Fracking and Water: What We Know [SS 04866] - Video

2013 - September - Online Seminar - Provides an overview of water resources management for shale energy development with a focus on Appalachian Basin black shales including the Marcellus, Utica/Point Pleasant, and Upper Devonian shales.
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management

Nutrient Management

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0.5
Subsurface Application Enhances Benefits of Manure Redistribution [SS 04992]

Sustainable nutrient management requires redistribution of livestock manure from nutrient-excess areas to nutrient-deficit areas. Field experiments were conducted to assess agronomic and environmental effects of different poultry litter application methods (surface vs. subsurface) and timings (fall vs. spring) in a potential manure-importing region in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in the United States.
0.5 CEU in Nutrient Management
0.5
Using the Corn Stalk Nitrate Test Under New York Growing Conditions [SS 04988]

Since it was first developed, the Corn Stalk Nitrate Test (CSNT) has gained use in several parts of the U.S., and over the past three years, researchers at Cornell University have tested its performance under New York growing conditions. In this article, their research findings are summarized and interpretations provided for New York soils and growing conditions.
0.5 CEU in Nutrient Management
0.5
Comparison of Foliar- and Soil-Applied Phosphorus Fertilizer in Wine Grape [SS 04986]

To investigate effective fertilizer practices to address low-P wine grapes, an experiment was conducted in four wine grape blocks in the Horse Heaven Hills American Viticultural Area (AVA) of Washington State in 2014 and 2015. The research trials evaluated different rates of P fertilizer and also examined wine grape response to foliar-applied P vs. soil applications of P through the drip irrigation systems.
0.5 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Alfalfa Nutrient and Irrigation Management [SS 04969]

Once a good stand of alfalfa has been established, continued production and stand life depends on good management practices, which include maintaining soil nutrients, applying manure judiciously, and irrigating properly. The following article is a section from the revised (2015) Alfalfa Management Guide, which is available for purchase here: www.societystore.org.
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
0.5
Nitrogen Management in Wheat Using Ground-Based Crop Sensors and Unmanned Aerial Imagery [SS 04974]

The objective of this research conducted in eastern Idaho was to accurately predict wheat grain yield potential and develop nitrogen recommendations based on ground-based crop sensors and unmanned aerial imagery.
0.5 CEU in Nutrient Management
0.5
Industrial Hemp Response to Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium Fertilization [SS 04977]

The objective of this study was to establish the nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilization requirements of industrial hemp grown in eastern Canada.
0.5 CEU in Nutrient Management
0.5
Improving Nitrogen Recommendations in Pacific Northwest Sugarbeet Production [SS 04960]

The objectives of this study were to evaluate the N response of sugarbeet grown across the Pacific Northwest growing area and determine if N recommendation adjustments are needed by comparing the results to past recommendations.
0.5 CEU in Nutrient Management
0.5
Summer Legume 'Green' Nitrogen Crops Affect Winter Wheat Forage in Continuous Rotation [SS 04956]

Costs for inorganic nitrogen (N) fertilizers in the Southern Great Plains have increased sharply in recent years. In response, there has been increased interest from producers over the potential merits of using annual legumes as N sources. This study describes the influence of summer-grown forage legumes, used as “green” N sources, on forage production by following crops of winter wheat in continuous rotations.
0.5 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Nitrogen- vs. Phosphorus-Based Manure and Compost Management of Corn [SS 04958]

Several brassica cover crops have recently gained popularity in the U.S. Midwest as nitrogen scavengers that are believed to reduce N losses and increase the amount of residual N available to the next cash crop. Field studies were conducted at three sites in Minnesota to determine the effect of fall-planted brassica cover crops on (i) N availability to the subsequent year’s crop of oat or corn, (ii) oat and corn grain yield, and (iii) corn yield response to applied N fertilizer.
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
0.5
Soybean Yield Response to Foliar-Applied Micronutrients and Relationships Among Soil and Tissue Tests [SS 04946]

In recent years, farmers and crop consultants have been asking many questions about the value of soil and tissue testing and possible yield loss from deficiency of micronutrients. This study evaluated soybean yield response to foliar application of micronutrients in Iowa as well as the relationships between soil and plant-tissue test results.
0.5 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Managing Potassium and Phosphorus Soil Test Levels in a Rice-Soybean Rotation [SS 04951]

A long-term rice–soybean rotation was conducted at Glennonville, MO, to determine how quickly farmers need to increase soil test levels in low-phosphorus (P) and -potassium (K) fertility fields.
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
0.5
Risk Drives Demand for Professional Nutrient Management [SS 04945]

The laws are changing around nutrient management planning along with the liability risk. If you are doing nutrient management planning for your clients, you need to remain well informed not only about the science, but also about the regulations and legal issues.
0.5 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Iron Fertility [SS 52165]

Iron (Fe++) is one of 17 essential elements for plant heath, growth and reproduction and is commonly referred to as a micronutrient, because in plant uptake, it is required in small amounts relative to some of the other nutrients such as nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). This course covers: Sources of iron, role in the plant, deficiency symptoms, iron uptake, fertilizers, and toxicity
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
2.0
Boron Fertility [SS 52145]

Boron is essential for healthy cell growth in plants and is important in the formation of pollen as well. Without pollen, many plants - including most important food and feed crops - would not be able to bear fruit and reproduce. A shortage of boron may also stunt the growth of plants. This course covers many issues including: Importance of Boron to plants, Role in plant physiology, Mobility, Crop sensitivity, Yield effect, Boron deficiency symptoms, Determining crop need, Fertilizers, and Toxicity.
2.0 CEUs in Nutrient Management
1.5
Zinc Fertility [SS 52144]

Zinc plays key roles in human health and nutrition as well as in plants. It helps plants form proteins, starches, and growth hormones, and helps people grow normally and have healthy skin and bones. This course covers covers many important issues including: Importance, Zinc and Humans, Plant Yield Loss, Role in Quality, Zinc Deficiency, Role in Plant Reproduction, Soil and Environmental Factors Influencing Deficiencies and Determining Zinc Needs of Crops.
1.5 CEUs in Nutrient Management
0.5
Managing Nitrogen Loss for Hard Red Spring Wheat [SS 04939]

2015 - September - Crops & Soils - The main objective of this study was to assess the impact of fertilizer source and application rate on hard red spring wheat yields and protein content in the Red River Valley region of North Dakota and Minnesota.
0.5 CEU in Nutrient Management
0.5
Economics and Nitrogen Fertilization for Corn and Wheat in the Northern Great Plains [SS 04936]

2015 - September - Crops & Soils - The traditional response of crop to N graph is a linear/plateau model, which has some problems. In contrast, most N rate studies result in a quadratic model. Economists are familiar with the quadratic input rate response and call it “the law of diminishing returns.” New research-based N rate calculation tools in North Dakota and Montana are based on this.
0.5 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Nitrogen Management for Grain Yield and Protein in the Northern Great Plains [SS 04935]

2015 - September - Crops & Soils - The single most important thing a grower can do to get record wheat yields is improve nitrogen (N) management. Optimum N management for increased grain yield and protein includes: basing N rates on realistic yield potential, knowing the soil residual N, determining application rate and timing, and using appropriate placement and N sources. The steps are the same for all regions, but decisions should be based on guidelines specific to a grower’s area.
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Sulfur Fertilization: Improving Alfalfa Yield and Quality in Ontario, Canada [SS 04933]

2015 - July - Crops & Soils - With the decrease in sulfur (S) deposition levels from acid rain over the last few decades, there has been an increasing prevalence of suspect reports of S deficiencies in crops in southern Ontario and a number of U.S. states. This article discusses the results of S response trials on alfalfa in Ontario.
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Nitrogen for Wheat Across Alabama Tillage Systems [SS 04926]

In this article, researchers set out to (1) determine the level of tillage necessary to optimize wheat yields across different regions of Alabama and (2) determine if N requirements differ across tillage systems and regions in Alabama.
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Comparison of Urease Inhibitors for Use in Rice Production on a Silt-Loam Soil [SS 04923]

In drill-seeded, delayed-flood rice, the large preflood application of nitrogen (N) is typically supplied as urea. Urea is susceptible to ammonia (NH3) volatilization loss if the flood is not established in a timely manner. This article investigates the effectiveness of two sources (Agrotain-Ultra and Arborite AG-NT) of the urease inhibitor NBPT with different adhering technologies.
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.5
Determining the Optimal Nitrogen Rate: Nitrogen Credits, Soil Tests, and Crop-based Diagnosis [SS 04922]

This article, adapted from the new book, Managing Nitrogen in Crop Production (see previous page), discusses three approaches for diagnosing optimal nitrogen rate: Nitrogen credits, soil tests, and crop-based diagnosis. For more information on other approaches as well as many other topics related to N management, check out the book at https:// dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/books.
1.5 CEUs in Nutrient Management
1.5
Nitrogen Fertilizer Equivalence of Poultry Litter for Winter Wheat Production [SS 04915]

2014 - November - Crops & Soils - Information regarding the N-fertilizer equivalence of manure for winter-grown crops is lacking. This study set out to determine the inorganic N-fertilizer value of poultry litter compared with applying urea-N fertilizer to wheat in late winter and examine the inorganic-N content in poultry litter-amended soils at 41, 59, and 77°F.
1.5 CEUs in Nutrient Management
1.0
Building Soil Potassium and Phosphorus in a Low-Testing Fescue Hay Field [SS 04889]

2014 - July - Crops and Soils - A fescue hay field in the Ozark Highlands received phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertilizer to build up soil test levels above target levels. Fertilizer rates were applied to build the soil test P and K levels in one, four, or eight years. Averaged across eight years, hay yields were not significantly different between build-up timings. However, compared with the untreated control, hay yield and quality were significantly increased by applying P and K.
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Nurient Sufficiency Concepts of Modern Corn Hybrids: Impacts of Management Practices and Yield Levels [SS 04890]

2014 - July - Crops and Soils - This article illustrates how macro- and micronutrient contents for modern corn hybrids can change in the context of diverse plant densities, N rates, and accompanying yield range influences in certain environments. The information presented here can be used to better understand nutrient content and removal for more precisely implementing best nutrient management practices for current corn hybrids at diverse yield ranges.
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Land-Applied Swine Lagoon Sludge Impacts Soil Concentrations and Crop Uptake of Zn and Cu [SS 04880]

2014 - Jananuary - Crops and Soils - While swine lagoon sludge is primarily used as a source of N for receiver crops, the impact of other nutrients in the objectives of this study were to assess the impact of swine lagoon sludge application in corn production on (i) Mehlich-3 extractable Zn and Cu in the soil, (ii) Zn and Cu accumulation in the crop, and (iii) Zn and Cu removal from the field in grain
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.5
Copper Fertility Continuing Education Course [SS 50267]

As a “micro” nutrient copper is required only in very small quantities, but it is essential for the normal growth, development and reproduction of plants, animals and humans. Without copper the life cycles of living things cannot be completed. [SS 50267]
1.5 CEUs in Nutrient Management
1.0
Long-term Manure Applications Impact on Irrigated Barley Forage Mineral Concentrations [SS 04864]

2013 - September - Crops & Soils - When applying cattle manure for forage crop production, changes in forage nutritive values that potentially affect animal health and performance should be taken into account. This article investigates the effect of 37 annual (continuous use) applications of feedlot cattle manure compared with 30 years of annual manure applications followed by seven years without applications (discontinued use) on the yield and nutritive value of barley forage as well as N and P budgets.
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management

Soil & Water Management

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2.0
Managing Legacy and New Sources of Phosphorus to Reduce Leaching in the Mid-Atlantic Soils [SS 04993]

Application of phosphorus (P) fertilizers and animal manures to P-rich soils due to the historic use of P inputs can lead to greater P losses. In these soils, we need to manage legacy and new inputs of P in a way that they do not lead to P loss. Studies were conducted to (i) determine the effect of soil type on P leaching and (ii) investigate if changes in dairy and poultry diets can lead to lower P in manures and loss when manures are land applied.
2.0 CEUs in Soil & Water Management
0.5
Cover Crops can Affect Subsequent Wheat Yield in the Great Plains [SS 04973]

This research documented water use, grain yield, and water use efficiency of wheat following a 10-species cover crop mixture and single-species plantings (planted no-till into proso millet residue) compared with winter wheat following a no-till fallow period. The study was conducted under varying water availability conditions in western Nebraska and northeastern Colorado.
0.5 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
How Variable is Soil Nitrogen in Production Agriculture Fields? [SS 04970]

Researchers set out to determine (i) the effect of drained and undrained conditions and previous crop on soil N concentrations and variability, (ii) the number of soil cores needed in a composite sample to correctly represent soil N fractions, and (iii) the feasibility of representing soil N in deeper layers of the soil with shallower samples.
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Denitrifying Bioreactors: Moving Beyond 'Proof of Concept' to Optimization, Implementation [SS 04975]

Bioreactors have proven themselves as a best practice for effectively removing nitrates from agricultural runoff before it reaches our watersheds. However, scientists are still figuring out how to optimize them, especially during the early spring. This article provides an overview of the state of the science of bioreactors along with summaries of five recent research articles published in the Journal of Environmental Quality as part of a special collection of papers on Bioreactors: Moving beyond Proof of Concept.
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
0.5
New Research Could Help Farmers Identify Land for Groundwater Recharging [SS 04961]

California is entering its fifth year of unprecedented drought. Researchers hope a new online tool will assist growers and landowners in replenishing badly needed groundwater.
0.5 CEU in Soil & Water Management
2.0
Drought Management for California Almonds [SS 04965]

Almond trees are tolerant to drought conditions and respond to water availability with increasing yields. Research has shown that trees are able to survive on as little as 7.6 inches of water, but they produce maximally with 54 to 58 inches in many areas of California. Minimizing water stress increases growth and yield due to increased rates of photosynthesis and respiration.
2.0 CEUs in Soil & Water Management
0.5
Fieldprint Calculator: A Tool to Evaluate the Effects of Management on Physical Sustainability [SS 04955]

The purpose of this article is to explain why first hollow stem (FHS) is the best time to remove cattle from wheat pasture, provide details on how to identify FHS, and discuss some of the environmental and physiological factors that determine when FHS occurs.
0.5 CEU in Soil & Water Management
0.5
NRCS Tools to Meet the Water Quality Challenge [SS 04948]

The USDA’s Nutrient Tracking Tool keeps track of nitrogen and phosphorus inputs and follows their pathways through the environment. This tool, along with other USDA conservation tools, meets the needs many crop advisers have for an easy to use but powerful water quality assessment tool.
0.5 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.5
Longevity of Shallow Subsurface Drip Irrigation Tubing Under Three Tillage Practices [SS 04930]

2015 - July - Crops & Soils - Shallow Sub-Surface drip irrigation has drip tubing buried about 2 inches below the soil surface. It is unknown how long drip tubing would be viable at this shallow soil depth using strip- or no-tillage systems. The objectives of this study were to determine drip tube longev¬ity, resultant crop yield, and partial net revenue when using conven¬tional, strip-, and no-tillage.
1.5 CEUs in Soil & Water Management
1.5
Crop Rotation and Tillage Effects on Soil Physical and Chemical Properties in Illinois [SS 04928]

2015 - July - Crops & Soils - Recent increases in corn production in the U.S. Corn Belt have necessitated the conversion of rotations to continuous corn and an increase in the frequency of tillage. This has generated questions regarding the long-term effect of these management decisions on soil quality. This study set out to determine the long-term effect on soil chemical and physical properties of tillage practices and crop rotations, which include monocultures and 2- and 3-yr rotations incorporating corn, soybean, and wheat.
1.5 CEUs in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Does Surface or Subsurface Tillage Influence Burley Tobacco Yield, Leaf Temperature, or Alkaloid Content? [SS 04924]

Transplanted crop growth can be adversely affected by soil compaction. Subsoil tillage is commonly used when compaction is suspected. No-tillage fields are often thought to be compacted although this is seldom confirmed by soil bulk density (BD) before subsoiling. This article investigates the effects of surface and subsurface tillage on tobacco yield, soil BD, leaf temperature, and leaf alkaloids.
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.5
Acidification in the Inland Pacific Northwest [SS 04921]

The dramatic rolling hills of the inland Pacific Northwest (iPNW), formed from deep deposits of volcanic ash and wind-blown loess, feature some of the world’s most productive soils. Alarmingly, a growing trend of extremely low-pH values in these soils represents a serious threat to land quality, value, and productivity.
1.5 CEUs in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Managing Acifified Soils on the Plains [SS 04920]

2015 - January - Crops & Soils - It takes decades, but the unthinkable is happening across the Great Plains: Calcareous soils are turning acidic from years of fertilizing and crop production. And, it’s presenting farmers, landowners, and CCAs the challenge of making costly lime applications to raise soil pH and maintain crop yields.
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Crop Responses to Furrow Diking in North Carolina [SS 04900]

2014 - September - Crops & Soils - Furrow diking is the practice of installing earthen dams to form small basins between crop rows to reduce water runoff and improve water retention. It has been used extensively in the southern Great Plains but research evaluating crop response to furrow diking is limited in North Carolina and other southeastern states. Experiments were conducted to determine cotton, peanut, and corn yields following furrow diking in conventional and strip tillage systems.
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Ammonium and Nitrate Distribution in Soil Using Drip and Microsprinkler Irrigation for Citrus [SS 04885]

2014 - May - Crops and Soils -- Good management of N is critical for improved citrus production and environmental sustainability on Florida sandy soils. Thus, understanding N movement in the root zone is important to devise appropriate nutrient management strategies. Field experiments were conducted on citrus at two sites in Florida to: (i) determine the soil moisture distribution in the irrigated and unirrigated zones as a function of time and depth; (ii) determine NH4+–N and NO3-–N distribution patterns in the irrigated and unirrigated zones as a function of depth, lateral distance, and fertilizer application method; and (iii) determine NH4+ sorption in a fertilizer mixture due to cation exchange. Earn 1 CEU in Soil & Water Management by reading this article and completing the quiz at www.certifiedcropadviser.org/certifications/self-study/655.
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management

Integrated Pest Management

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Managing downy Mildew in Delaware Lima Beans [SS 04996]

Delaware is a lima bean powerhouse, competing with California for the top spot of green baby lima bean production. Downy mildew has the potential of doing the most widespread, epidemic damage to a crop in a single year. Researchers at the University of Delaware are busy developing new resistant cultivars and testing an online risk model for fields.
0.5 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
1.0
Persistence of Herbicidse in Soil [SS 04990]

While it is desirable for the chemicals to control weeds during the season of application, it is not desirable for them to persist and affect subsequent crop growth. Factors that determine the length of time herbicides persist fall into three categories: soil factors, climatic conditions, and herbicidal properties. Factors from each category strongly interact with one another.
1.0 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
0.5
Breaking Rotation: Rising Popularity of Lentils Raises Weed, Disease Risk [SS 04981]

The surge in lentil popularity in recent years has Canadian farmers shifting more acres to lentils and adopting riskier crop rotations that CCAs find concerning. What does this trend mean for weed and disease control in the field?
0.5 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
0.5
Thermal Inversions and Spray Drift [SS 04978]

In April 2014, North Dakota State University extension published an excellent factsheet explaining what thermal inversions are, how to detect them, and how they affect pesticide spray drift: http://bit.ly/1YFObeX. This article attempts to summarize the key points. Spray operators are encouraged to read the original factsheet.
0.5 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
0.5
Response of Glufosinate-Resistant Canola to Late Appilcations of Glufosinate [SS 04972]

The objectives of this study were to characterize the effects of glufosinate application timing on glufosinate-resistant canola growth, yield, and yield components.
0.5 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
0.5
Giant Ragweed Distribution, Herbicide Resistance, and Management in the Corn Belt [S 04976]

Giant ragweed is a troublesome weed of increasing importance in the U.S. Corn Belt. This survey of CCAs investigated the association of giant ragweed spread with its historical distribution, local habitat factors, and crop production practices.
0.5 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
0.5
The View from Above: Unmanned Aerial Systems and Remote Scouting for Insects [SS 04979]

Fitting insect management into precision agriculture is a challenge. Recent advances in remote sensors, especially near-infrared (NIR) cameras, are providing more affordable ways to assess plant health. The concurrent developments in unmanned aerial systems (UAS or drones) have also provided an ideal platform for deploying these sensors.
0.5 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
0.5
Insecticides Effective Against Cabbage Maggot [SS 04968]

Cabbage maggot is a serious insect pest of brassica crops such as broccoli and cauliflower in the Central Coast of California. The efficacy of 29 insecticides was determined against cabbage maggot through a laboratory bioassay by exposing field-collected maggots to insecticide-treated soil immediately after application.
0.5 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
1.0
Pulse Crop Diseases in the Pacific Northwest [SS 04963]

This article provides a brief overview on some of the important diseases of pulse crops that farmers face in the Pacific Northwest. Some of the disease features are common among all pulse production areas, and some are peculiar to this particular region.
1.0 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
1.5
Invasive Species and Irrigated Agriculture in the Western U.S. [SS 04966]

Agriculture in western U.S. States is highly dependent on irrigation, and the greatest volume of this water is supplied by surface sources that are vulnerable to infestation by aquatic invasive species. This article briefly discusses several familiar aquatic invasive species and then will proceed in greater detail to discuss more recently introduced species.
1.5 CEUs in Integrated Pest Management
0.5
Soilborne Diseases of Vegetable Crops [SS 04967]

This article looks discusses four reasons why soilborne diseases are so challenging for vegetable producers and examines a case study of a soilborne disease—Pythium wilt in California.
0.5 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
0.5
Controlling Weeds in Pacific Northwest Pulse Crops [SS 04964]

Washington and Idaho account for 71% of the chickpea acreage in the U.S. while producing about 15% of the pea and 18% of the lentil crops. One of the most challenging aspects of producing these pulse crops in this region is weed control.
0.5 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
1.0
Weed Resistance: Enemy of the Plains [SS 04953]

Topping the public enemy list of all resistant weeds on the Plains are kochia and Palmer amaranth, and both are increasing in the number of biotypes that carry resistance to a growing list of herbicides.
1.0 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
0.5
Prevent Avian Flu with Proper On-Farm Biosecurity [SS 04949]

Poultry producers in the southeastern U.S. need to be on guard for the avian flu as migratory water fowl fly south this fall and winter and potentially put billions of birds at risk of infection. Proper biosecurity measures are critical for helping to prevent spread of the virus.
0.5 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
0.5
ipm PIPEs give CCAs and Growers a 'Heads up' on Crop Pests and Diseases [SS 04943]

The Integrated Pest Management Pest Information Platform for Education and Extension, or ipmPIPE, system has been alerting consultants and their clients to crop pests and diseases for more than a decade. Now, efforts are under way to make the system even more useful by broadening its focus.
0.5 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
0.5
Proposed USEPA Guidelines Make Pollinators More Prominent in Pesticide Considerations [SS 04944]

Aiming to protect honeybees and wild pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is adjusting its guidelines for the use of more than 70 pesticides.
0.5 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
0.5
Clubroot: Disease Overview and Control [SS 04938]

2015 - Sepjtember - Crops & Soi8ls - Clubroot has been recognized as a problem in Brassica vegetable crops in Canada for several years and is also now a problem for the canola industry. This article provides an overview of the disease as well as management options.
0.5 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
1.5
Cotton Diseases: Seed and Seedling, Bacterial Blight, and Vascular Wilt [SS 04934]

2015 - September - Crops & Soils - This article, adapted from the new book, Cotton, 2nd edition, discusses three types of cotton diseases: seed and seedling, bacterial blight, and vascular wilt.
1.5 CEUs in Integrated Pest Management
0.5
Slowing the Spread of Soybean Cyst Nematode [SS 04937]

2015 - September - Crops & Soils - The soybean cyst nematode is the most widespread cyst nematode in the United States and Canada of economic importance. This article provides an overview of the pest along with management options for slowing its spread.
0.5 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
1.0
Pest Prevention Through Equipment Inspection and Cleaning [SS 04932]

2015 - July - Crops & Soils - An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So goes the statement penned more than 250 years ago by American scholar and philosopher Benjamin Franklin. In the modern art and science that integrated pest management (IPM) is, Franklin’s statement helps introduce the concept of pest prevention through equipment inspection and cleaning. This brief article discusses the relationship among transportation, the equipment user, the equipment item, and the pest. It further examines the consequences of contaminated equipment and provides equipment inspection and cleaning guidance.
1.0 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
1.0
Kochia Suppression with Cover Crops in Southwestern Kansas [SS 04927]

Kochia is a well-adapted weed found throughout the semiarid Great Plains and has increased in concern because biotypes with resistance to numerous herbicide modes of action are present, thus reducing options for control. In this article, researchers set out to determine if cover crops growing during the fallow phase of a no-till winter wheat–fallow cropping system could reduce kochia density and biomass without reducing subsequent winter wheat yields.
1.0 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
1.0
Characterizing the Weed Seedbank in California Cotton-Tomato Rotations [SS 04925]

Many growers are concerned that if they reduce their tillage operations, they will see increased weed populations and species shifts. To help address this, a team of University of California researchers examined the weed seedbank after 12 years of rotation between cotton and tomato grown under standard tillage and conservation tillage, and with or without a cover crop. The researchers also wanted to know if there was any association between cropping system and the composition of the weed species in each system.
1.0 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
1.0
Influence of Herbicide Programs on Glyphosate-Resistant Giant Ragweed Density, Soybean Yield, and Net Economic Return [SS 04886]

2014 - May - Crops and Soils -- Separate field experiments were conducted in 2011 and
1.0 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
1.0
Grain Sorghum Tolerance and Weed Control with Pyrasulfotole Plus Bromoxynil Combinations [SS 04867]

2013 November - Crops & Soils - In this article, researchers set out to determine if combinations of pyrasulfotole plus bromoxynil applied postemergence could control multiple broadleaf weeds and some grass species and to investigate grain sorghum tolerance to these combinations.
1.0 CEU in Integrated Pest Management

Crop Management

CEUsTitle
0.5
Soybean Planting Depth Can Affect Plant Densities and Yield Even Under Ideal Emergence Conditions [SS 04995]

The optimum soybean depth range is narrow, and seed costs, which have doubled in the last 10 years, are the most expensive input for soybean production. Replicated field-scale (5 to 10 ac) studies were conducted on three New York farms with distinctly different soils to evaluate soybean plant establishment and yield at 1.0-, 1.5-, 2.0-, and 2.5-inch planting depths.
0.5 CEU in Crop Management
0.5
The Science and Art of Dry Bean Desiccation [SS 04984]

The benefits of dry bean desiccation are hard to dispute, but desiccation is a science that requires finesse. Regardless of the product(s) being used, agronomists and growers must ensure proper application to maximize desiccant efficacy while limiting negative impacts to quality, including unacceptable herbicide residue levels.
0.5 CEU in Crop Management
1.0
Faba Bean Production in the Northern Great Plains [SS 04983]

Faba bean is a long-maturing (115–125 days), cool-season pulse that performs best under moist growing conditions. It is the highest nitrogen-fixing member of all annual grain legume crops worldwide. This article discusses adaptability; field selection; seeding; fertility; weed, disease, and insect control; harvest management; and markets for the crop.
0.5 CEU in Crop Management
0.5
Selected Management Factors for Economically Increasing Soybean Yield [SS 04980]

Opportunities exist for farmers to increase soybean yield and profitability by improving plant establishment practices. Also, numerous special inputs that may add to soybean profits are being marketed. A North Dakota study was conducted with selected intensive management practices and inputs to examine potential increases in yield and profit.
0.5 CEU in Crop Management
1.0
Diversifying Crop Rotations with Pulses Enhances System Productivity [SS 04985]

Crop productivity is often limited by availability of water and nutrients, and the challenge is serious in many arid and semiarid regions of the world, including the Northern Great Plains. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that diversifying cropping systems with pulse crops can improve the attributes of soil water conservation and soil N benefits and increase total grain production.
1.0 CEU in Crop Management
0.5
Investigating Input Combinations for Field Pea Production [SS 04982]

Field peas are an important pulse crop for Canadian Prairie farmers, accounting for approximately 3,650,000 seeded ac in 2015. The objective of the study was to determine (1) which individual agronomic inputs contribute most to field pea yield, (2) which combination of inputs produces the highest yield and economic return, and (3) how plant population, leaf and stem disease, crop maturity, and seed quality are affected by input interactions.
0.5 CEU in Crop Management
0.5
Drought-Tolerant Corn Hybrid and Relative Maturity Yield Response to Plant Population and Planting Date [SS 04971]

The objectives of this study were to: (i) investigate any yield advantage or disadvantage associated with drought-tolerant hybrids under May and June planting dates; (ii) evaluate drought-tolerant hybrid response to plant population and determine if the optimum population varies with planting date; and (iii) determine the effect of maturity group on optimizing plant population under May and June planting dates.
0.5 CEU in Crop Management
1.0
A Brief History of Pulse Production in the Palouse Region [SS 04962]

Although wheat remains king of the cash crops in the Palouse, the importance of pulse crops to the region is now well established. This article looks at the history of lentil, dry pea, and chickpea production in this region as well as their existing markets.
1.0 CEU in Crop Management
1.0
Rising Popularity of Sorghum Highlights Management Conserns, Solutions [SS04952]

The leap in sorghum’s popularity in the Central and Southern Plains is highlighting management concerns related to weed control, standability, and more recently, sugarcane aphids.
1.0 CEU in Crop Management
0.5
Soybean Yield and Nodulation Response to Crop History and Inoculation [SS 04959]

This article looks at the influence of crop history, inoculation, and manure on soybean nodulation and yield.
0.5 CEU in Crop Management
0.5
First Hollow Stem: A Critical Wheat Growth Stage for Dual-Purpose Producers [SS 04954]

The purpose of this article is to explain why first hollow stem (FHS) is the best time to remove cattle from wheat pasture, provide details on how to identify FHS, and discuss some of the environmental and physiological factors that determine when FHS occurs.
0.5 CEU in Crop Management
0.5
Brassica Cover Crop Effects on Nitrogen Availability and Oat and Corn Yield [SS 04957]

Several brassica cover crops have recently gained popularity in the U.S. Midwest as nitrogen scavengers that are believed to reduce N losses and increase the amount of residual N available to the next cash crop. Field studies were conducted at three sites in Minnesota to determine the effect of fall-planted brassica cover crops on (i) N availability to the subsequent year’s crop of oat or corn, (ii) oat and corn grain yield, and (iii) corn yield response to applied N fertilizer.
0.5 CEU in Crop Management
0.5
Risk and Profitability in Selecting a Maturity Group and Planting Date in Soybean [SS 04947]

This study was conducted in Tennessee to (a) determine the profit-maximizing planting dates for soybean maturity groups II-V; and (b) assess the tradeoffs between risk and expected net returns due to planting date, maturity group, and crop insurance coverage level.
0.5 CEU in Crop Management
1.0
Updating North Carolina Corn Yields and Nitrogen Recommendations to Match Current Production Practices and New Hybrids [SS 04950]

Corn nitrogen (N) rate trials conducted in North Carolina over a recent 10-year time frame (2001–2011) were reviewed to potentially adjust yield goals (realistic yield expectations [RYE]) and their associated N rate recommendations in the North Carolina RYE database.
1.0 CEU in Crop Management
1.5
Soybean Response to Rhizobia Inoculant, Gypsum, Manganese Fertilizer, Insecticide, and Fungicide [SS 04942]

2015 - September - Crops & Soils - The objectives of this study were to assess if Rhizobia inoculant, gypsum, foliar Mn fertilizer, foliar insecticide, and foliar fungicide applications increase soybean grain yield.
1.5 CEUs in Crop Management
1.0
Effect of Radish Overseeded Planting Date on Interseeded Soybean and Corn Yield [SS 04940]

2015 - September - Crops & Soils - Complementarity and competition among multiple plant species are key to a successful intercropping system. A radish cover crop may compete with soybean when it is incorporated into an intercrop system, although limited research exists in this area. Research was conducted from 2012 to 2014 to evaluate the effect of radish overseeding planting date with or without nitrogen fertilizer on soybean grain yield, radish biomass production, and corn yield the following year.
1.0 CEU in Crop Management
1.5
Forage Yield and Quality, Water Use, and Weeds of Selected Winter Cereals [SS 04941]

2015 - September - Crops & Soils - Fall-seeded cereals harvested as forage may be suitable rotation crops in the spring grain region of the northern Great Plains. A three-year field study was conducted to determine the biomass, forage quality, weed community, and water use dynamics of cereals grown for forage with or without post-emergence broadleaf weed control.
1.5 CEUs in Crop Management
1.5
Corn Response to Planting Date as Affected by Plant Population and Hybrid in Continuous Corn Cropping Systems [SS 04929]

2015 - July - Crops & Soils - Excessive rainfall in April and May often forces farmers in Ohio to plant or replant as much as half of their corn acreage as late as mid-June. Short-season hybrids that are earlier maturing than commonly grown maturities are planted after 1 June but optimum plant popula¬tions for these hybrids in late planting environments are not known. Field experiments were conducted at two Ohio locations in 2009 and 2010 to determine whether the economically optimum plant population in relation to corn grain yield is influenced by corn hybrid relative maturity and planting date.
1.5 CEUs in Crop Management
1.5
Comparisons of Annual No-Till Spring Cereal Cropping Systems in the Pacific Northwest [SS 04931]

2015 - July - Crops & Soils - Winter wheat– summer fallow (WWF) has been the prevalent rotation in the low rainfall zone of the Pacific Northwest for more than 130 years; however, this rotation is characterized by poor soil health, high pest incidence, and poor environmental sustainability. A 6-year study was initiated in 1995 to evaluate the agronomic and economic feasibility of no-till spring cereal cropping systems to replace or supplement fallow.
1.5 CEUs in Crop Management
1.5
The Water Conundrum of Planting Cover Crops in the Great Plains: When is an Inch Not an Inch? [SS 04919]

2015 - January - Crops & Soils - Cover crop use is being widely promoted throughout the entire United States because of the potential benefits related to protecting and improving the soil. However, in semiarid environments such as the western and central Great Plains (where water is the single most limiting factor to crop production), cover crop water use may result in significant yield loss in following crops such as winter wheat. This article explores why many of the benefits associated with cover crop use may not be seen in this water-limited environment.
1.5 CEUs in Crop Management
1.5
Row Arrangement, P Fertility, and Hybrid Contributions to Managing Increased Plant Density of Corn [SS 04914]

2014 - November - Crops & Soils - A two-year research study was designed to understand the possible interactions of plant density, row arrangement, and P fertility on grain yield and yield components of corn. The hypothesis was that yield improvements might be achieved with elevated plant density only when complementary management practices such as row arrangement, supplemental P fertility, and hybrid selection are used.
1.5 CEUs in Crop Management
1.5
Establishing and Managing Bermudagrass [SS 04901]

2014 - September - Crops & Soils - Bermudagrass is a warm-season grass that typically has been used as a hay and pasture grass in the southern U.S., but its adaptability has been moving to the north and now encompasses Delaware. This article discusses variety selection, planting (sprigging; planting long hay, fresh material, or tops; and seeding), and weed control in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region.
1.5 CEUs in Crop Management
1.0
Introducing Winter Canola to the Winter Wheat-Fallow Region of the Pacific Northest [SS 04899]

2014 - September - Crops & Soils - Growers in the low-rainfall, winter wheat–summer fallow region of the Pacific Northwest (PNW) need an alternative crop to diversify markets, manage pests, and increase wheat yields. Winter canola may be a viable option for this region. However, agronomic research for winter canola in this region has not been conducted, and growers are reluctant to produce it because of poor stand establishment. This study evaluated various winter canola planting dates and rates on stand establishment and yield.
1.0 CEU in Crop Management
1.0
Feeding Value of Brown Midrib Corn in Ruminants [SS 04891]

2014 - July - Crops and Soils - This article is a review of some of the benefits and drawbacks on the use of brown midrib (BMR) corn in ruminant nutrition. The article will also try to provide some suggestions on how BMR corn can be successfully used in dairy production systems.
1.0 CEU in Crop Management
1.0
Water Stress Impacts on Transgenic Drought-Tolerant corn in the Northern Great Plains [SS 04882]

2014 - March - Crops and Soils - Monsanto has developed MON 87460, which is a transgenic corn cultivar with enhanced drought tolerance. It has higher grain count per ear and harvest index than nontransgenic corn. Many agronomists are concerned that a cultivar that increases yield under water-stress conditions will reduce yields when grown in high-yield environments. The objective of this study was to determine the influence of this cultivar on corn grain yield and related attributes when grown in moderate- to high-yield environments.
1.0 CEU in Crop Management
1.0
Assessing the Production and Nutritive Value of Warm-Season Legumes in Oklahoma and Texas [SS 04883]

2014 - March - Crops and Soils - Inclusion of warm-season forage legumes in livestock grazing systems may increase forage quantity by maintaining the grazing season during dry periods and enhancing nutritive value. Two field experiments were conducted to evaluate forage yield and nutritive value of several warm-season legumes across different environments and soil pH levels in Oklahoma and Texas.
1.0 CEU in Crop Management
1.0
Bt Corn Hybrids Enhance Uptake and Post-Flowering Mineral Nutrient Accumulation [SS 04881]

2014 - January - Crops and Soils - While the benefits of Bt hybrids are well known, important agronomic questions remain unanswered. This research examines whether mineral nutrient uptake patterns, especially in more stable, higher-yielding Bt hybrids, differ compared with their non-Bt (refuge) counterparts.
1.0 CEU in Crop Management
1.0
Seeding Rate Effects on Yield and Yield Components of Chickpea in South Dakota [SS 04868]

2013 - November - Crops & Soils - Very little is known about the response of chickpea varieties to changes in management practices such as planting dates and fertilizer and seeding rates. This study was conducted to determine the effect of seeding rate on chickpea yield and yield components.
1.0 CEU in Crop Management
1.0
Planting Date and Delayed Harvest Effects on Soybean Seed Composition [SS 04865]

2013 - September - Crops & Soils - Understanding the timing of planting and harvest of specialty soybeans may help producers develop efficient management strategies to meet market-quality demands and consequently maximize crop profit. This article evaluates the effect of planting date and delayed harvest on the seed composition in four types of specialty soybeans at two Arkansas locations.
1.0 CEU in Crop Management

Sustainability

CEUsTitle
0.5
Benefits of Cover Crops as Diverse as the Crop Themselves [SS 04989]

As the practice of including cereal cover crops in crop rotations has become commonplace across the Mid-Atlantic, ongoing research shows that cereals are not the only cover crops that provide useful agro-ecosystem services. And the benefits they provide are nearly as diverse as the crops themselves.
0.5 CEU in Sustainability
0.5
Reducing Off-Farm Inputs with Crop Diversity, IPM, and Conservation Practices [SS 04987]

The benefits of crop diversity are well known, but where do crop diversity and conservation practices pay off the most in production systems? Researchers at Penn State University are now in the seventh year of research looking to reduce off-farm inputs, limit environmental impact, and buffer farms against variability of input costs.
0.5 CEU in Sustainability

Prairie Provinces

CEUsTitle
1.0
Blackleg Disease and Resistance Management [SS 50438]

Disease surveys show an increase in blackleg incidence across the Canadian Prairies over the past few years. Canola growers may need to redeploy a more integrated approach to manage the disease. The Canola Council of Canada's new blackleg video has vivid images to help growers understand and identify the disease. It explains how genetic resistance works, and how growing varieties with the same type of resistance in a short rotation increases the selection pressure for blackleg races that can overcome specific resistance genes. After watching the video, test your knowledge with this short quiz. By successfully completing the quiz before November 30, 2014, you can earn 1 Integrated Pest Management CEU! For questions or additional information on this exam, please contact Taryn Dickson at dicksont@canolacouncil.org.
1.0 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
1.0
Dr. Chrystal Oliver-2012 Aster Yellows (AY) Outbreak in Saskatchewan[SS 04871]

(webcast presentation Saskatchewan 2013 Soils and Crops)
1.0 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
1.0
Dr. Cindy Grant - Phosphorus and Sulphur Management in Canola Production[SS 04870]

(webcast presentation at Saskatchewan 2013 Soils and Crops)
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Dr. Bob Blackshaw-Opener and Seeding Speed Effects on Canola Emergence[SS 04869]

(webcast presentation Saskatchewan 2013 Soils and Crops)
1.0 CEU in Crop Management

Rocky Mountain Region

CEUsTitle
1.0
Soil Nutrient Management for Forages: Nitrogen

2014 - April - 1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Soil Nutrient Management for Forages:Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulfur and Micronutrients

2014 - April - 1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.5
Factors Affecting- and Management to Minimize N Fertilizer Volatilization

2013 - February - 1.5 CEUs in Nutrient Management
1.5 CEUs in Nutrient Management

Other CEU Opportunities

CEUsTitle
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Implementation and Experiences of NAQSAT Around the US [SS 52349]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Drone Use in Animal Agriculture [SS 52351]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Crop Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - MANURE ENTOMOLOGY: Manure Management That Won’t “Bug You” [SS 52350]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Antibiotic Resistance and Connections to Animal Ag [SS 52328]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Construction and Maintenance of a Manure Pond– Part 2 [SS 52300]

University of Nebraska - LIncoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Construction and Maintenance of a Manure Pond– Part 1 [SS 52278]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Emergency Management: Preparing Your Natural Disaster Response [SS 50021]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Professional Development
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Communication Admidst Controversy [SS 52243]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Professional Development
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Pathways for Effective Information Transfer Between Manure [SS 52202]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcasat Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Professional Development
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Clearing the Air on Biofilters [SS 50023]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - The 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship [SS 50047]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Mortality Management Options During an Avian Influenza Outbreak [SS 52175]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Farm Manure-to-Energy Initiative [SS 52160]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
3.0
Webinar Seminar Series - How can phosphorus contamination risk be reduced? [SS 52161]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
3.0 CEUs in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series -- Agronomic and Environmental Uses of Biochar (Part 2) [SS 52148]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series -- Agronomic and Environmental Uses of Biochar (Part 1) [SS 52129]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series -- Horse Manure Composting: Specific Steps to Start or Improve the Process [SS 52116]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series – Micro Manure Management [SS 52093]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series – Manure and Nutrient Management in Tile Drained Lands [SS 52094]

University of Nebraska - LIncoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series – Novel Housing Options [SS 52060]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Professional Development
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series -- Waste to Worth Preview: Gypsum Bedding Risks and Rewards [SS 52049]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Winter Manure Application Options [SS50505]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series -- Mobile Manure Apps [SS 52033]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Professional Development
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Manure Application Risk Management Tools and Advisory Systems [SS 50048]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series--Linking Feed Management to Whole Farm Nutrient Management [SS 50493]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Other Categories
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series – Livestock Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics Part 2 [SS 50494]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Other Categories
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Livestock Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics Part 1 [SS 50437]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Managing Biosecurity to Control Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) [SS50431]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Mitigating Air Emissions with Vegetative Environmental Buffers [SS 04087]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Professional Development
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Bioaerosols from Feedlots and Dairy Farm Operations [SS 50422]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series--Capturing Valuable Nutrients from Manure: Part 3 [SS 50305]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series--Capturing Valuable Nutrients from Manure: Part 2 [SS 50289]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast SeminarSeries--Prediction of Bioavailability of Phosphorus for Dairy Cattle: Part 1 [SS 50277]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series--Capturing Valuable Nutrients from Manure: Part 1 [SS 50276]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Carbon Cycle Institute Presents: Scientific Overview of Agricultural Carbon Research & the Implications for Climate [SS 50384]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Naqsat for Swine and Poultry [SS 50015]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Professional Development
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Controlling Ammonia and Air Emissions in Poultry Facilities [SS 50012]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Professional Development
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Improving Implementation of NMPS [SS 50008]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Mono-Slope Beef Barn Design and Management [SS 50171]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Proper Closure of Earthen Manure Storage Structures [SS 50011]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - National Air Emissions Monitoring Study NAEMS Selected Results [SS 50009]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Mono-Slope Research Project [SS 50226]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Chesapeake Bay 2012 – Policy-, Legal-, and Economic Implications of the TMDL [SS 50083]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Utilizing Liquid Livestock Manure as a Top Dress to Wheat [SS 50003]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Live from the National Poultry Waste Symposium [SS 50014]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Manure Application in No-Till [SS 50016]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - The Soil Health Paradigm: Holistic Manure Management [SS 50005]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Adaptive Management [SS 50084]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Changing Management of Nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed [SS 50004]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures [SS 50013]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series – Making Maximum Use of Nutrients in Liquid Manure [SS 50385]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Water Quality Index for Agricultural Runoff Tool [SS 50356]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Thermal Conversion of Animal Manure to Biofuel [SS 50386]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Animal Ag’s Role in Greenhouse Gas Production [SS 04092]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Professional Development
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - NAQSAT for Beef and Dairy [SS 04091]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Professional Development
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Manure Spills and Emergency Planning [SS 04090]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Anaerobically Digested Manures [SS 50007]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Planning Livestock Poultry Facilities for Reduced Odor Risk [SS 50006]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Professional Development
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Economics of Using and Transporting Manure [SS 50020]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management

Other CEU Opportunities:

  • University of Illinois Extension Online CEU Modules
    Each module is $10.00.
    http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/cca/

    Soil Quality Tests (Part 1) - 1.0 CEU in Soil and Water Management
    This module defines "Soil Quality", and discusses several indicators that would need to be examined when doing a soil quality assessment. Sampling techniques, and steps in producing a soil quality management plan are reviewed.

    Soil Organic Matter Management - 1.0 CEU in Soil and Water Management
    What is soil organic matter (SOM)? Fractions of soil organic matter and environmental/biological factors of SOM creation are discussed. This module presents information on trends in SOM in the United States, and management techniques for SOM. A section on climate change and its potential effect on soil organic matter is included.

    Eight Simple Rules for Crop Scouting - 1.0 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
    There are several "good time management" recommendations that can aid the effort to make crop scouting a more efficient process. This module will address eight of those recommendations.

    Soils, Drought and Crops - 1.0 CEU in Soil and Water Management
    A discussion of recent and historical drought trends, how drought affects soils and crops and what can be done to alleviate or prevent drought stress on crops.

  • Glyphosate Resistance Online Learning Module
    1 CEU in Crop Management

    Summary of Content:
    Glyphosate resistance is a hot topic in weed control today. This site will give you an in-depth look at the reality of glyphosate resistance, its development, why it should be a concern and how to manage it.
    http://learn.farmassist.com

  • New CCA CEUs on CD
    Offered by pesteducation.com-Cal Poly Pomona. Accredited in all states and provinces. Available to all members. All Prices include mailing, testing and accreditation.

    General Entomology-Travels with My Antlion - 20 CEUs, can be divided into four 5 CEU sections. $129 or $39.00 per section. Great CD! Based on most popular course offered at Cal Poly with an annual enrollment approaching 3,000. Lots of images and quite fun!

    Insect Identification and Biology - 14 CEUs. Emphasizes family identification of larger orders of insects with references to economic species. Many images. Divided into two 7 CEU sections. $69.00 each or $99.00 for both.

    Identification and Biology of Spiders - 4 CEUs. $39. Great CD! Lot of images.

    Predatory Insects - 3 CEUs. $39. Biology and identification of predatory groups of insects emphasizing those of biological control importance.

    Outdoor Vertebrate Pests-Biology and Control - 5 CEUs. $49. Covers squirrels, moles, gophers, voles and other vertebrate pests. Very practical CD.

    Check out our website for more details and sample chapters from Antlion and Vertebrates. Contact us at our toll free number (877) 886- 7445 or email us at weevilways@earthlink.net

  • Crop Adviser Institute

    The mission of the Crop Adviser Institute (CAI) is to provide high quality, interactive, computer-based, learning modules designed for the continuing education of agricultural professionals. This mission is being fulfilled through an Iowa State University partnership between the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Iowa State University Extension.

        http://www.cai.iastate.edu

  • The Science and Technology Training Library – Webinar Portal for Conservation of Natural Resources at ConservationWebinars.net is a service of the Southern Regional Extension Forestry Office, North Carolina State University's Extension Forest Resources, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, other participating land-grant universities and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. This portal serves as a launching point for live and archived conservation and natural resource webinars. Many of the webinars featured on the site provide Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits, free of charge. When CCA CEUs are available for a webinar, the Educational Area and Self Study credits are shown on the web page that provides information to join the live or archived event.

  • Iowa State University Master of Science in Agronomy

    This is the first Master of Science in Agronomy you can earn from your home or office by using your computer and the Internet. The program was designed and is aimed at professionals working in industry and government-emphasizes development of superior problem-solving and communication skills. It is a 40-credit, non-thesis program that provides a diverse background in agronomy and related disciplines by integrating crop, soil, climate, and pest management information into a rigorous curriculum. Students in the M.S. in Agronomy Program also develop and complete a professional development project called a creative component.

    Built-in flexibility allows students to complete the program at their own pace relative to their professional, family, and other commitments. This means students can study when and where their schedule permits. The time required to complete the degree is flexible, and although it is possible to finish in two years, most students enroll in only one or two courses per semester while working full time. Therefore, most students achieve their masters in three to five years.

    CEUs can be obtained for these courses by completing a Self-Reported CEU form and submitting this form along with a course syllabus and course grade slip to the International CCA Office. CEUs are figured as 15 x semester credits and 9 x quarter credits and can be reported in only one CEU category.

    http://masters.agron.iastate.edu/

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Off Campus Graduate Programs
    No out of state tuition fees!

    Please contact Heather Miller at the Office of Continuing Education at (217)265-6568 (Turner Hall) or by email at hmiller1@uiuc.edu with any questions about obtaining CEUs from the programs below.

    www.cropsci.uiuc.edu/ocgs
    Masters Degree in Crop Sciences
    Professional Certificate in Crop Sciences

    www.nres.uiuc.edu/graduate/xtra_ms.html
    Masters Degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

  • Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
    Summary of Content:
    This course is designed primarily for Cooperative Extension and Natural Resource Conservation Service personnel (particularly new staff members), and other agricultural, natural resource and community development professionals. It emphasizes core concepts and basic understanding of sustainable agriculture, its goals and its relevance to every farming and ranching operation - large and small.

  • Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center

    The LPE Learning Center offers 20+ webcasts (one CEU each) on animal manure management issues. Some of the topics are pathogens, antibiotics and hormones, manure treatment technologies, land application of manure nutrients, and others. Many of the webcasts are viewable from your web browser. Some will require Real Player (a free download) to view.

    LPE Website

  • Home Study Courses

    Irrigation
    The intent of this Home Study Course is to increase the user’s awareness and understanding of irrigation management concepts. This in turn can help producers reduce irrigation application amounts and increase uniformity of application, thereby reducing deep percolation and runoff. The end result can be reduced irrigation costs, increased efficiency, increased yields and reduced surface and groundwater contamination. The target audience for this course includes: crop consultants, agency personnel, irrigated crop producers and others interested in improving their irrigation water management skills.

    Soil
    The purpose of this course is to increase the users' knowledge of soil science including the origins, physical properties and chemical properties of soil.  This will aid users in making management decisions related to soil fertility and crop production.  This in turn can improve the efficiency of fertilizer applications, reduce nutrient loss, an improve crop yields. This course is intended for crop consultants, agency personnel, crop producers, and others interested in soil science and soil fertility management.

     
  • Penton Agriculture/Farm Press

    Accredited online CEUs available 24/7 for licensed Advisers and Applicators nationwide.
    A variety of course topics including: weed resistance, crop disease, agricultural pests, nutrient management.

    Most courses are free!
    www.pentonag.com
    ceu@farmpress.com

 




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