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Course Description:

To achieve the full genetic potential of your crop, you should keep two things in mind: 1) the plant is always under stress and 2) photosynthesis is what drives yield. What does plant nutrition have to do this this? Everything. This course breaks down the basics of plant nutrition to give you a comprehensive understanding of how proper plant nutrition can mitigate stress and optimize photosynthesis to achieve the full genetic potential of the crop. 

Upon successfully completing this course, you will be able to share with your customers:

  • Why plant nutrition is vital component of a well-rounded agronomic program to maximize yield production.
  • Why using proactive versus reactive plant nutrition can set the plant up to thrive through stresses. 
  • The 18 essential nutrients and their involvement in key processes like photosynthesis.
  • Factors that affect nutrient uptake.

Course Details:

  • Time: 60 minutes total
  • Quiz: 13 Questions
  • CEU Credits: 1 Nutrient Management

CCA – CEU Credits will be submitted to the CCA board on your behalf by ATP at the end of every month. If you would like to receive credits, please ensure you have entered your CCA number in your ATP Academy profile. If you have any questions about how to get your CCA – CEU credits please contact Jenna Kalichuk @ [email protected]

Course Instructor

Dan Owen, Director of Agronomy and Market Development, ATP
Originally from England, Dan Owen earned his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Harper Adams University College. He then took a position as an agronomist for a grain merchant and agricultural retailer in the East of England. Over those 12 years as an agronomist he continually advised on all aspects of intensive crop production from small grains to high-value vegetable crops.

In 2010, Dan made the move to Canadian agriculture taking on the role of Agronomy Manger for an independent retailer based in northeast Saskatchewan. This role allowed Dan to gain a hands on knowledge of Canadian agricultural production systems. During his time in this role, he was recognized by the Canadian Association of Agri Retailers (CAAR) with the Agronomist of the Year Award at their 2013 annual conference. Dan currently holds the position of Director of Market Development and Agronomic Services with ATP Nutrition.
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