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Do you need continuing education units to maintain your CCA certification?


Do you need continuing education units to maintain your CCA certification?

If you do, you are in luck. There will be numerous opportunities for earning credits at many of the University of Illinois' winter meetings (Corn-Soybean Classics, Crop Management Conferences, and others). However, if none of the meetings are close to home or aren't offering the credits that you need, the University of Illinois also offers online CCA courses. Thirteen courses are currently available in several subject areas: Nutrient Management, Integrated Pest Management, and Soil and Water Management

Each of these courses is available for everyone to view. However, those that need CEUs will need to log on, pay a fee, and pass a short multiple choice test ($15 per credit hour) to obtain credit.

Here are the various online CCA course options:

Tiling, Water Tables Management, and Water Quality- Learn about how tiling can be used to control water table levels within the root zone of crops. (0.5 CEU in Soil and Water Management)

Tiling, Bioreactors, and Water Quality – This module will discuss what bioreactors are, and current research in the use of bioreactors to reduce nutrient loading into surface waters. (0.5 CEU in Soil and Water Management)

Riparian Forest Buffers - Learn about the benefits and management of Riparian Forest Buffers. (0.5 CEU in Soil and Water Management)

Soil Organic Matter Management - Learn about the beneficial properties of organic matter in soil and techniques for improving the organic content of your soil. (1 CEU in Soil and Water Management)

Soils and Flooding - Explore how flooding occurs and about its affect on soil and crops. (0.5 CEU in Soil and Water Management)

Streambank Stabilization Methods - Learn about the natural processes of streams and how they can be returned to a self-sustaining system. (1 CEU in Soil and Water Management)

Windbreaks and Crops - Learn about the benefits, planning and design, and planting care of windbreaks. (0.5 CEU in Soil and Water Management)

Drought, Soil, and Plants - Learn how drought can affect your soil and the plants growing in it. (1 CEU in Soil and Water Management)

Soil Quality Tests Part I - Learn about soil assessment and information collection. (1 CEU in Soil and Water Management)

Eight Simple Rules for Crop Scouting - Learn about suggested practices (including examples) when trying to identify yield-limiting factors during the growing season. (0.5 CEU in Integrated Pest Management)

Nitrogen and the Nitrogen Cycle - Explore the subject of nitrogen and nitrogen cycling with a focus on the science behind the recommendations. (0.5 CEU in Nutrient Management)

Soil Quality Tests Part II - Learn about advanced types of soil testing. (0.5 CEU in Soil and Water Management)

Irrigation, Water, and Energy Efficiency - Learn about basic aspects of crop irrigation and the use of monitoring and scheduling techniques to help growers get the most out of the water and energy they use. (1 CEU in Soil and Water Management)



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