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Cerrtified Crop Advisor Prep Course (Online)

Start anytime. Prepare for your Certified Crop Adviser exam by taking this course, now offered online. Once you register you will receive your access code within 14 days. If you have questions, please contact our office at: 306.966.5546, or by email at

Nutrient Management

  • Soil pH and symbiotic N fixation
  • Effective practices for managing high and low pH soils
  • Clay and organic matter affect on the Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) of a soil
  • Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) affect on soil fertility
  • Soils with high, medium and low CEC

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

  • Principles and practices of integrated pest management
  • Methods for sampling and submitting plant and pest material for diagnosis and laboratory analysis
  • Advantages and limitations of adopting an IPM program
  • Weed Management - Seedling ID, weed species, scouting techniques
  • Spray Equipment and Pesticide Safety
  • Insect Management – ID and scouting techniques
  • Contact and systemic herbicides
  • Herbicide resisitance

Soil and Water Management

  • Principles and practices of soil and water management
  • Soil zones, climate and vegetation of the prairie region
  • Crop productivity and crop adaptability among the major soil zones
  • Management practices and soil conditions that increase the risk of agricultural pollution
  • Characteristics and key distinguishing features of the most common soil orders on the prairies
  • Soil texture, bulk density, structure, soil tilth and their relationship(s) to soil porosity and soil water matter, soil pH, and available nutrients
  • Management of excess water
  • Soil Properties, Problem Soils and Management of Problem Soils
  • Soil salinization in the prairie soils
  • Soil organic matter
  • Manure Management and Regulations

Crop Management

  • Soil and environmental factors limiting prairie crop production
  • Advantages and disadvantages of fall versus spring field management practices
  • Maximum economic yield and fertilizer use
  • Seeding rate, depth and date of small grains, oilseeds, pulses, grasses and legumes
  • Seed treatments
  • Plant Breeders Rights Act
  • Crop variety selection
  • Organic farms
  • Precision Farming
  • Crop Rotations
  • Forage Management

Learn more about the Certified Crop Adviser Program by visiting the American Society of Agronomy and

Refund Policy

Cancellation Policy: A full refund, minus a $60.00 administration fee, will be issued if notice to withdraw is received PRIOR to the student being given access to the online course (i.e. been granted a NSID). No refunds are issued after this time.

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Course Code: AGAG501