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Nutrient management course in area next week

March 21, 2006

The Maryland Department of Agriculture's Nutrient Management Program will sponsor a continuing education credit course next week.

The course will be given Wednesday, March 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Frederick County Cooperative Extension office, 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick, Md.

According to the Maryland Agricultural Awareness Alliance, the course will update certified farm operators and consultants on changes and modifications to the nutrient management program.

Information on best management practices and cost-share assistance also will be offered, along with a review of key features of the Phosphorus Site Index, the alliance said.

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In addition, information on the signs and symptoms of crop nutrient deficiencies and toxicities will be presented, along with a presentation on plants that can reduce high soil phosphorus levels.

To register, contact Terry Pool at the Frederick Maryland Cooperative Extension office at 1-301-694-1594.

Aiming to educate Marylanders on agricultural issues, the alliance is a coalition of federal, state and local agricultural agencies and commodity groups.

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