University of Missouri Extension and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service offer upcoming computer-assisted nutrient management courses across Missouri.
John Lory, MU Extension nutrient management specialist, said the one-day training sessions are in April and May at MU research centers.
Topics include how to use a new MU website to create maps of your farm and how to use other software and online tools to calculate manure and fertilizer application rates.
Laptop computers are provided or participants may bring their own. Sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end by 3:30 p.m. Lunch is provided.
Lory has applied for continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers.
Dates and locations are:
- April 8, Bradford Research Center, Columbia.
- April 15, Forage Systems Research Center, Linneus.
- April 25, Bradford Research Center, Columbia.
- April 29, Southwest Research Center, Mt. Vernon.
- April 30, Southwest Research Center, Mt. Vernon.
- May 6, Greenley Memorial Research Center, Novelty.
- May 8, Delta Research Center, Portageville.
- May 22, Bradford Research Center, Columbia.
- May 29, Forage Systems Research Center, Linneus.
For more information, contact Hannah McClure, MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Division of Plant Sciences, at McClureH@missouri.edu or 573-884-6311.
Register at www.nmplanner.missouri.edu/training/#computer.
For 100 years, MU Extension has engaged Missourians in relevant programs based on University of Missouri research. The year 2014 marks the centennial of the Smith-Lever Act, which formalized the Cooperative Agricultural Extension Service, a national network whose purpose is to extend university-based knowledge beyond the campus.