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Introductory RUSLE2 and Iowa Phosphorus Index Workshop
Wednesday March 20, 2013
Introductory Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 (RUSLE2) and Iowa Phosphorus Index Workshop
Wednesday March 20, 2013 - 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
ISU Extension - Polk County Office
Altoona, Iowa 50009
About the Workshop:

The Introductory RUSLE2 and Iowa Phosphorus Index Workshop is a collaborative effort between United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Iowa Manure Management Action Group, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The morning session of the workshop will focus on RUSLE2 including installing software programs, database management, performing dominant critical area determinations, and operating RUSLE2 with example. The afternoon session will include discussions on ephemeral erosion, gully erosion, Iowa Phosphorus Index, and its use in Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Manure Management Plans. Use of RUSLE2 and Iowa Phosphorus Index in Nutrient Management Plans for Open Feedlots will also be discussed.

Those Attending Will Learn About:

  • Using RUSLE2 in conservation planning and resource management
  • Impact of land cover and conservation practices on soil erosion
  • Managing land resource for minimal water quality impact
  • Implementation of Iowa Phosphorus Index for nutrient planning
Who Should Attend:

  • Agronomists, engineers, and consultants involved in nutrient management planning for livestock producers.
  • Regulators involved in permitting or evaluating nutrient management plans, manure management plans and/or comprehensive nutrient management plans.
  • Individuals involved in the development of nutrient management plans, manure management plans and/or comprehensive nutrient management plans.
  • Individuals interested in learning long term impacts of different combinations of tillage, crop rotations, and nutrient management.
Continuing Education Credits:

The workshop will qualify for Six (6) Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Credits (5SW, 1NM) and three (3) Professional Development Hours (PDH). Participation certificates will be provided.

Workshop Requirements:

Each registrant must bring a Microsoft Windows compatible laptop computer equipped with a CD-ROM drive and Microsoft Excel Software. The majority of work done during the workshop will require the use of Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 (RUSLE2) and Iowa Phosphorus Index Calculator. These programs and associated information will be provided on a CD. Registrants must have the administrative password for the laptop they bring to the workshop to be able to install software.


Workshop Location:

This workshop will be held at Polk County ISU Extension and Outreach Office in Altoona, Iowa. The Extension and Outreach Office is located at 1625 Adventureland Drive, Suite A in Altoona. For complete directions to the Extension Office, please visit on-line at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/polk/contactus/

Workshop Size:

Workshop size is limited to 30 participants. Registration is open to all on a first come first basis.

Instructors:

The workshop will be taught by Barb Stewart, USDA - NRCS, Kapil Arora and Angela Rieck-Hinz, ISU Extension and Outreach, and Jeremy Klatt, Iowa DNR.
   
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