The University of California has opened registration for a seven-part video course on nitrogen management. The series, taught by UC researchers and extension specialists, begins May 10.
The course is open to anyone interested nitrogen management or seeking certified crop advisor continuing education units related to nutrient or soil and water management. The curriculum addresses all the learning objectives set forth by the American Society of Agronomy for the new California Nitrogen Management Specialty Exam. Taking the course helps certified crop advisors prepare for the exam, but doesn't substitute for taking and passing the exam.
The course topics, release dates and continuing education units for the series are:
- Environmental impacts of nitrogen losses, May 10, 0.5 unit
- Nitrogen cycling soil transformations, May 17, 1.0 unit
- Nitrogen cycling plant utilization, May 24, 1.0 unit
- Nitrogen sources, May 31, 1.0 unit
- Nitrogen budgeting, June 7, 1.0 unit
- Irrigation and nitrogen management, June 14, 1.0 unit
- California cropping systems, June 21, 2.0 units
Registration for the course is $120. Students with a valid educational email address (.edu) receive a 50% discount. July 31 is the last day to register and Sept. 30 is the last day to access the course content.
To register or for more information visit http://ucanr.edu/NitrogenCourse