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Certified Crop Adviser Exam Study Course

Time limit: 120 days

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This course will be available from October 1, 2021 until February 15, 2022.

The course covers agronomic principles that will help you pass the exams required to become a CCA. The course is a good review for recent graduates just beginning their careers or seasoned agronomists who have been away from the classroom. The content covers the four performance objectives areas of the International and the Tri-State Exam. Presentations topics include fundamental concepts, terminology, and diagnostic principles useful for practicing agronomists.

Four Performance Objective areas:

  1. Crop management section discusses the agronomic decisions made before planting, at-planting, and throughout the growing season for corn, soybean, wheat, and forage crops. 
  2. Pest management focuses on insects, weeds, and diseases common to Ohio's major row and forage crops. Integrated pest management concepts, including pest life cycle, identification, methods of control, and management thresholds. 
  3. Nutrient management discusses the 18 essential nutrients needed for crop production and how we make nutrient application decisions, diagnose deficiencies. 
  4. Soil and water section discusses Ohio soils and management practices for a productive crop that conserves our soil resources. Major topics include soil properties, erosion, residue management, compaction, and soil air/water.

Course instructors are current CCA's from Extension and industry. There are NO refunds issued for this course.

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