|Field Diagnostic Clinic Is a Return to the Basics|
|News Releases - Agribusiness|
|Written by Joy Venhorst|
|Friday, 10 June 2011 12:52|
AMES, Iowa -- The 2011 Field Diagnostic Clinic will be held July 11-12 at the Field Extension EducationLaboratory (FEEL) near Ames. This program focuses on the fundamentals of crop plant diagnostics. Sessions focus on insect, weed and crop disease identification, herbicide injury, nutrient deficiency symptoms, and understanding crop growth and development.
For those new to field diagnostics, the clinic offers fundamental training to making accurate diagnosis of crop and pest problems. The program will also challenge experienced agronomists to identify new pests and crop problems and refresh skills needed on a daily basis to provide sound agronomic advice.
Sessions are taught by ISU Extension faculty from the departments of agronomy, entomology and plant pathology. Each small-group session includes intensive hands-on training in FEEL demonstration plots, providing a setting for instructor-student interaction.
The Field Diagnostic Clinic is approved for Certified Crop Adviser CEUs: 5.0 crop management, 6.5 pest management and 1.5 nutrient management.
The Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) is a 43-acre teaching and demonstration facility that has been training crop production professionals since 1987. FEEL is coordinated by the Iowa State University Cornand Soybean Initiative. For a full listing of educational programs available, visit www.aep.iastate.edu.
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