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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
Cover Crops - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly or Beautiful [SS 04873] - Video

2013 - August - Online Seminar - Midwestern growers and a technical expert who have utilized cover crops discusss soil fertility, weeds, pests, diseases and profit.
1.0 CEU in Crop 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
1.5
Managing Nutrients After the Drought [SS 04351] - Video

2012 - September - Online Seminar - Expert panelists discuss what farmers and their advisers should consider in regards to nutrient management.
0.5 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management

Nutrient Management

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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 [SS04880]

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

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
1.0
Evaluation Of An Organic Copolymer Fertilizer Additive On Phosphorus Starter Fertilizer Response By Corn [SS 04861]

2013 - May - Crops & Soils - New synthetic organic copolymer phosphorus fertilizer additives, such as AVAIL Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer, have been recently developed to combat P-limited crop productivity by reducing phosphate fixation in soil. This article evaluates corn plant growth and grain yield response to starter P fertilizers applied with and without AVAIL on sites ranging in initial soil test P.
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.5
Soybean - Phosphorus Fertility [SS 04346]

2012 - November - Plant Management Network
1.5 CEUs in Nutrient Management
1.0
Minimizing Urea Volatilization In Cool Semi-Arid Regions [SS 04818]

2012- Nov/Dec - Crops & Soils - Recent research in Montana and Oregon suggests that cool temperatures do not sufficiently protect broadcast urea from volatilization loss. This article addresses the factors that increase volatilization potential and the best management practices to avoid it.
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.5
Soybean - Phosphorus Fertility [SS 04346]

2012 - November - Plant Management Network
1.5 CEUs in Nutrient Management
1.0
Comparing Enhanced -Efficiency N Fertilizers in Bermudegrass Forage Production [SS 04814]

2012 - Sept/Oct - Crops & Soils - Researchers evaluate the use of enhanced-efficiency nitrogen formulations and conventional nitrogen fertilizers in hybrid bermudagrass hay production.
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
2.0
Boron Fertility [SS 04817]

2012 - September - Micronutrient Manufactures Assn.
2.0 CEUs in Nutrient Management

Soil & Water Management

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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
1.0
Tillage and irrigation effects on soil aggregation and carbon pools in the Indian sub-Himalayas [SS 04856]

2013 - March/April - Crops & Soils - In this article, researchers set out to (i) determine the effects of zero-tillage and irrigation (and their interaction) on soil organic carbon (SOC) pools and soil aggregation under a direct-seeded rice–wheat rotation system in a sandy clay loam soil of the Indian Himalayas after nine years of cropping and (ii) find the relationships between the SOC pools (labile and recalcitrant) and soil aggregation in shallow (0 to 2 inch), intermediate (2 to 6 inch), and deeper (6 to 12 inch) soil layers.
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Water Use And Productivity Of Sugarbeet, Malt Barley, And Potato As Affected By Irrigation [SS 04857]

2013 - March/April - Crops & Soils - In this article, researchers set out to evaluate and compare the effect of irrigation frequency on crop water use and crop water productivity of barley, sugarbeet, and potato on a sandy loam soil.
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Winter Annual Cover Crop Impacts On No-Till Soil Physical Properties And Organic Matter [SS 04858]

2013 - March - Crops & Soils - To better assess the effectiveness of cover crops at preventing erosion and improving soil physical quality, researchers recently reported on a study in the Soil Science Society of America Journal in which they measured soil aggregate stability, soil C, and the resulting soil physical properties in long-term no-till continuous maize with and without a cereal grain cover crop during both the maize growing season and in the offseason after winter annual cereal cover crop planting.
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Soil pH And Crop Grain Yield As Affected By The Source And Rate Of Lime [SS 04819]

2012 - Nov/Dec - Crops & Soils - This article features research published in the Soil Science Society of America Journal that was conducted to (i) evaluate the rate of soil pH increase over time in four acidic Iowa soils from application of pure CaCO3 and two limestone sources and (ii) evaluate the corn and soybean grain yield responses to the application of these three sources.
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Long-term Nitrogen And Tillage Effects on Soil Physical Properties Under Grain Sorghum [SS 04837]

2012 - November - Crops & Soils - Researchers set out to quantify effects of tillage and N fertilization on soil physical and hydraulic properties, including soil organic carbon, bulk density, wet aggregate stability, and ponded infiltration after 26 years of continuous grain sorghum.
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management

Integrated Pest Management

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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
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
1.5
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
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
1.0
Effect Of Seeding Rates On Weed Removal Timing In Glyphosate-Resistant Soybean [SS 04860]

2013 - May/June - Crops & Soils - Between 1995 and 2010, soybean seed costs increased from $13.32/ac to $59.20/ac, due in large part to the introduction of glyphosate-resistant cultivars. Because soybean yields do not necessarily decrease as seeding rates decrease, a significant reduction in the seeding rate may become a viable option for decreasing production costs. This article investigates the effect of reduced soybean seeding rate on optimum glyphosate application timing, specifically as it relates to yield, weed control, light interception, and canopy closure.
1.0 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
1.0
Saflufenacil's Efficacy As Influenced By Water Hardness And Co-Applied Herbicides [SS 04859]

2013 - May/June - Crops & Soils - Saflufenacil (Sharpen) is a relatively new herbicide that inhibits protoporphyrinogen IX oxidase (PPO) enzyme in the chlorophyll biosynthesis pathway. It is used for broadleaf weed control in corn and soybean and was applied to more than 10 million acres in the U.S. in its first year of use. This article evaluates whether saflufenacil efficacy is affected by co-applied herbicides and water hardness.
1.0 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
1.0
Soybean Seed Treatments For Nematodes [SS 04344]

2012 - November - Plant Management Network
1.0 CEU in Integrated Pest Management
1.0
Increased Reproduction Of Soybean Cyst Nematode And Yield Of SCN-Resistant Soybean Varieties [SS 04345]

2012 - November - Plant Management Network
1.0 CEU in Integrated Pest Management

Crop Management

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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
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
1.5
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
Assessing the Production and Nutritive Value of Warm-Season Legumes in Oklahoma and Texas [SS04883]

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
Water Stress Impacts on Transgenic Drought-Tolerant corn in the Northern Great Plains [SS04882]

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
Bt Corn Hybrids Enhance Uptake and Post-Flowering Mineral Nutrient Accumulation [SS04881]

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
1.0
Productivity and Persistence of Tall Fescue Cultivars in the Southern Great Plains [SS 04863]

2013 - July - Crops & Soils - Compares the productivity and persistence in the southern Great Plains of summer-active and summer-dormant cultivars of tall fescue.
1.0 CEU in Crop Management
1.0
Twin Rows Minimally Impact Irrigated Corn Yield, Morphology, and Lodging [SS 04862]

2013 - July - Crops & Soils - Explores the interactive effects of corn hybrid, plant population, and row configuration on grain yield, grain yield components, optimum plant population, interception of PAR during vegetative growth, plant and ear height, stalk diameter, and percent lodging.
1.0 CEU in Crop Management
1.0
Corn Hybrid Selection In The Mid-South [SS 04347]

2012 - Novermber - Plant Management Network
1.0 CEU in Crop Management
1.0
Introducing Fall-Seeded Pea And Lentil Into Conventional Wheat-Based Crop Rotations [SS 04813]

2012 - Sept/Oct - Crops & Soils - Researchers describe two no-till rotation studies that they conducted in central Montana. The objectives of these studies were to: (i) determine the effects of winter pea or lentil cover crops (for hay or green manure) on winter wheat grain yields and (ii) estimate the effects of the alternative crop rotations on net economic returns.
1.0 CEU in Crop Management
1.0
Overseeding Establishment In Bermudagrass Turf [SS 04816]

2012 - September - Crops & Soils - The article looks at the effect of pre-plant cultivation and traffic on the establishment of five overseeding species into a bermudagrass sward maintained under sports turf or golf course fairway conditions.
1.0 CEU in Crop Management

Prairie Provinces

CEUsTitle
1.0
Disease Scouting [SS 50428]

Diseased canola plants are easier to spot in the weeks leading up to cutting and more difficult, but still possible, to identify after cutting. The Canola Council of Canada agronomy specialists offer tips in the Canola Disease Scouting video (with pre-swath and post-swath scouting sections) on how to properly identify common canola diseases, in order to benefit long-term disease management. By successfully completing this quiz before November 30, 2014, you can earn 1 Crop Management CEU! For questions or additional information on this exam, please contact Taryn Dickson at dicksont@canolacouncil.org.
1.0 CEU in Crop Management
1.0
Blackleg Disease and Resistance Management[SS50438]

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:Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulfur and Micronutrients

2014 - April - 1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Soil Nutrient Management for Forages: Nitrogen

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 -- Agronomic and Environmental Uses of Biochar [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 – Novel Housing Options [SS 52060]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Professional Development
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 -- 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--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 1 [SS 50276]

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Economics of Using and Transporting Manure [SS 50020]

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Mono-Slope Research Project [SS 50226]

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 - 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 - Nitrates in Groundwater [SS 50010]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water 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 - 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 - Improving Implementation of NMPS [SS 50008]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Microbes: From Farm to Public Risk [SS 50022]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
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 - 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 - 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 – 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 - 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 - 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 - Livestock and Poultry Mortality Composting [SS 04089]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series--Live from the National Water Quality Meetings [SS 04086]

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Webcast Seminar Series
1.0 CEU in Soil & Water Management
1.0
Webcast Seminar Series - Precision Phosphorus Feeding for Dairy Cattle [SS 04088]

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

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.

  • Cotton Nematode Online Learning Module 1 CEU in Pest Management
    Summary of Content:
    Cotton nematodes steal hundreds of millions of dollars from U.S. cotton producers every year, yet for decades, these microscopic pests have been allowed to intensify and spread, often undetected or misdiagnosed. The purpose of this module is to raise awareness of the threat nematodes pose to cotton in the United States, and to present an in-depth understanding of the most common cotton nematode species, nematode damage, soil sampling techniques and nematode management options.
    www.AVICTACompletePak.com

  • 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

  •  IPM3 Training Consortium Online Learning Modules
    Looking for ways to complete CCA CEUs in Integrated Pest Management that fit YOUR schedule.  IPM3 has five courses that are pre-approved for CCA CEUs.  IPM3 is a consortium of federal agencies and land-grant institutions dedicated to the efficient and timely delivery of practical integrated pest information to people responsible for developing and implementing IPM.  These self-study courses without fixed meeting times, enable you to access courses anytime that fits into your busy schedule.  IPM3 will forward your name, certification number and the course tracking number to CCA to receive the appropriate CEUs toward your CCA integrated pest management continuing education requirement when you complete the course. Program, course outlines and registration details are available at:
    http://www.cce.umn.edu/Integrated-Pest-Management-Education/

    IPM Core Concepts: 15 CCA CEUs in IPM
    Developed and taught by Dr. Mark Ascerno, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, this module provides basic information on the principles of IPM necessary to fully grasp the concepts and applications of any IPM program. Lessons cover: IPM history, IPM economic concepts, host plant resistance, biological control, chemical control, physical control, cultural control, regulatory control, and introductions to invasive species and restoration ecology.

    IPM3 Pest Biology – Weeds: 10 CCA CEUs in IPM

    Developed and taught by Dr. Erik Lehnhoff, Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University, this module provides a brief introduction to weeds and then will guide students through basic plant biology to the extent necessary to make management decisions. Topics include why weeds are invasive, what makes plant communities prone to invasion, how invasions occur, how populations spread, and how management tools affect weeds.

    IPM3 Pest Biology – Plant Diseases: 6 CCA CEUs in IPM

    Developed and taught by Dr. Anton Baudoin, Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, this module provides basic biological information about bacteria, viruses, nematodes and fungi; how these organisms can harm plants; and how to mitigate damage using various integrated pest management tactics

    Invasive Species: 10 CCA CEUs in IPM

    Developed by Dr. Nadalia Gomez, Department of Entomology, and taught by Shelby Flint, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota this course provides an understanding of the mechanisms that account for invasion success, reviews their role in several invasion examples, and describes their significance when selecting management options. The lessons cover: Mechanisms of Biological Invasions; Pest Risk Assessments; Emerging Invasive Threats to Plants; and Invasive Species Impacts.

    Imported Fire Ant IPM: 10 CCA CEUs in IPM
    Developed by a team of fire ant experts and researchers from fire ant infested southern states and taught by Dr. Kelly Loftin, Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas, this module provides the most up-to-date, detailed information about fire ant identification, biology and management.

    AGRI 115 Biotechnology: Food Health and Environment: 4 CCA CEUs. 2 IPM and 2 CM
    Application of biotechnology to genetically engineer, identify, select or propogate microbes, plants or animals. Scientists who use biotechnology to solve problems with the environment, with our food system, or with human health will benefit from this course. Lecture 2, Recitation 1. Meets ACE Outcome 4.

    AGRO 131 Plant Science: 5 CCA CEUs. 2 CM, 1 IPM, 1 CM, 1 NM
    This online course covers the biology of plants grown for food, fiber, fuel and fun. Students learn the mechanisms plants use to drive and control their growth, propagate, and change to compete with other organisms in their environment. Plant lifecycles in managed ecosystems and their role in global carbon and water cycles are also discussed.

    AGRO 275 Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Finance: 3 CCA CEUs in PD
    Course enables students to develop ideas for new business ventures and study related finances. Topics include start-up funding, sources of cash, depreciation, payroll and amortization of loans. Exercises in QuickBooks software are emphasized. At the conclusion of the course, students will have the ablility to read financial statements and will have prepared financial plans for their proposed businesses.

    AGRO 315 Genetic Principles: 5 CCA CEUs 3 CM and 2 IPM
    Genetic principles of inheritance in plants and animals and their significance in biology and agriculture will be discussed. Topics include the physical basis of heredity in families and populations; introduction to chromosome biology; the molecular basis for gene expression; and modern genetic engineering tools used in animal and plant systems. Weekly problem sets and some student-run experiments will be used to clarify genetics topics.


    AGRO 496/896 Disease Resistance Breeding: Phytophthora Resistance in Soybean Case Study: 5 CCA CEUs in IPM
    Module Description: This is a course designed as a self-paced learning environment, delivered entirely online with video, lectures, reading and progression quizzing. Learning content is based on research publications and extension resources developed by national experts. The targeted learner is expected to have completed undergraduate level coursework in genetics. A final competency test will be given online.

    The course has two parts. Part 1 provides the learner with a baseline in the biology of Oomycete disease in soybean. Part 2 is focused on the resistance breeding process for both single gene and partial resistance using naturally occurring variation in the soybean germplasm. Learners will be able to compare the genetics that differentiates seed products and describe the work and genetics applications breeders accomplished in developing these new products.

    This course is a companion course to Disease Resistance Breeding: Transgene Strategies and may be taken before or after that course.


    AGRO 496/896 Disease Resistance Breeding: Transgene Strategies: 5 CCA CEUs in IPM
    Module Description: This is a course designed as a self-paced learning environment, delivered entirely online with video, lectures, reading and progression quizzing. Learning content is based on research publications and extension resources developed by national experts. The targeted learner is expected to have completed undergraduate level coursework in genetics. A final competency test will be given online. This course is a companion course to Disease Resistance Breeding: Soybean Case Study and may be taken before or after the Soybean Case Study course.


    AGRO 107 Invasive Plant Species: Impacts on Ecosystems: 5 CCA CEUs. 2 CM, 1 IPM, 1 SW, 1 NM
    Invasive plants can be found nearly everywhere on Earth. The flora of our planet is constantly being redistributed by either natural or human forces. The change in locations of plant species has affected, and continues to affect, ecosystems around the world. In this course, students will learn how invasive plants are able to establish in regions outside of their native range. Students will develop an understanding of the importance of invasive plants at the global scale and learn how species, which are fairly benign in one ecosystem, can have significant negative impacts in others. The focus will be on how and why invasive plants become established and their impacts on ecosystems. This course meets ACE Student Learning Objective #9 (Exhibit global awareness or knowledge of human diversity through analysis of an issue).


    AGRO 411/811 Crop Genetic Engineering: 10 CCA CEUs. 6CM and 4 IPM
    This course is designed to provide upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, as well as agribusiness professionals, with an introduction to genetic engineering, one of the most rapidly integrated and intensively scrutinized technologies applied to crop production in the United States. Students will learn the basic steps required to produce a genetically engineered crop, with emphasis on procedures used to develop current crops and innovations that will lead to future products. Students will become familiar with the genetic engineering process, learn to predict how changes in the different steps of the process influence the final crop, and apply their knowledge of genetic engineering technology to plan the development of new genetically engineered crops.

    AGRO 815A Self-Pollinated Crop Breeding: 10 CCA CEUs. 9 CM and 1 IPM
    Genetic variation is the driving force behind crop plant breeding efforts; and, in this course, students learn the importance of creating the necessary genetic resources variation for conventional and modern plant breeding programs and about the world's great centers of crop diversity, where plant breeders obtain germplasm and genes from cultivated plants and their wild relatives. Modern biotechnology and its ability to move genes from one species to another are discussed as the newest way to create genetic variation. The origin of crops and how crop ancestors have co-evolved with many crop diseases and plants are highlighted.


    AGRO 815B Germplasm and Genes: 10 CCA  CEUs. 7CM and 3 IPM.
    Genetic variation is the driving force behind crop plant breeding efforts; and, in this course, students learn the importance of creating the necessary genetic resources variation for conventional and modern plant breeding programs and about the world's great centers of crop diversity, where plant breeders obtain germplasm and genes from cultivated plants and their wild relatives. Modern biotechnology and its ability to move genes from one species to another are discussed as the newest way to create genetic variation. The origin of crops and how crop ancestors have co-evolved with many crop diseases and plants are highlighted.


    AGRO 815D Cross-Pollinated Crop Breeding: 10 CCA CEUs. 8 CM, 1 SW, 1 IP
    This course focuses on the standard breeding methods and theories associated with population improvement of cross-pollinated crops (e.g., corn, alfalfa, sunflowers, and forage grasses) and self-pollinated crops that are forced to cross-pollinate. Students learn about creating populations, recurrent selection methods, with and without progeny tests, and hybrid production practices. Topics discussed include the common breeding methods used in improving cross-pollinated crops and the theoretical basis for cross-pollinated crop breeding.


    AGRO/HORT 488/888 Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises: 10 CCA CEUS in PD
    Students will research a specific agricultural enterprise, then develop and present a business plan using materials from the primary area of interest. Requires completion of a shadowing assignment and analyses of case studies.

     
  • 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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