We are pleased to offer you five courses that are available for Continuing Education Units credits. Successful completion of each online course and the 10-question quiz will qualify you for 0.5 credits in either the Soil & Water Management or Nutrient Management category. A total of 2.5 credits is available after completing all five of the courses.
The process is easy. Click on the links below, register for the course – be sure to enter your CCA number – review the course and take the quiz. If you are unable to access the course via the links below, please contact the Achieva Support Desk at 317-818-1868 or toll-free at 888-828-0788.
There are 4R Plus practices that can be implemented on virtually any farm regardless of topography, such as 4R nutrient stewardship practices, cover crops and reduced tillage. Learn about the agronomic, conservation and land management practices that can work in every region of the state.
Learn about the 4R Plus practices that can be used on sloping landscapes that are not tile drained. These practices reduce soil erosion and therefore, particulate phosphorus losses from fields. Practices such as contour farming can be applied to the topography of the field while others are physical structures such as terraces.
Learn about edge-of-field 4R Plus practices best suited for flatter and tile-drained landscapes, such as bioreactors and saturated buffers, that direct tile water into treatment areas to remove nitrates and sediment.
The 4Rs of nutrient stewardship – right source, right rate, right time and right place – are important in order to optimize yield potential while minimizing nutrient losses from fields. Learn about each of the 4Rs and why it’s important to have a nutrient plan.
Learn about the nutrient reduction goals established by the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and why understanding these goals and how nutrient losses occur is important when choosing 4R Plus practices.
Shawn Richmond, director of environmental technology, Agribusiness Association of Iowa, encourages farmers to talk with their trusted crop adviser about setting reasonable goals and determining the 4R Plus practices that help improve the soil.