Nutrient Management

Understanding Nutrient Sources and Their Application

Agricultural nutrient applications are associated with some of today's most concerning environmental issues, including impacts on water quality and contributions to greenhouse gases. In addition, crop nutrient expenses are second only to land costs as an overall expense for farmers. Managing nutrients is one of the more complicated aspects of producing crops, as considerations vary by nutrient source, placement, timing, the rate of application, and are dramatically affected by the weather. Professionals in many areas of agriculture depend upon understanding soil chemistry and how nutrient management can increase the health and bounty of crop production. Knowledge of nutrients and their management can allow individuals involved in better setting strategies and improving recommendations.

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Whether you are personally involved in production agriculture, advising farmers as an agricultural retailer or consultant, a representative or applicator for an agricultural business or government agency, or just looking to build your expertise, this course will cover topics that should be of interest to you.

Nutrient Management is a 12-week fully online course that provides advanced knowledge from which practitioners can help their customers benefit and their companies succeed. The course was designed for working professionals who have a basic understanding of agronomy and chemistry and want to expand their knowledge of nutrients and their management.

Learners can access the content according to their schedules 24/7 on their computer, tablet or mobile device with Internet connection. Learners will follow a one module per week schedule.

The foundation of the lesson modules is dozens of HD video lessons featuring experts in nutrient management. These are supplemented with reading, graphics, glossaries, downloadable slides, links to additional information, and tests after each module.

Course graduates receive personalized certificates from Purdue Digital Education. Certified Crop Advisers also receive continuing education units (CEUs).

For answers to your questions about Nutrient Management content, please contact berickso@purdue.edu. For all other questions, including early registration discounts, contact janblack@purdue.edu​.Tuition is listed on the registration site.​​​​

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