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Course Overview:

Potassium has the power to impact many important processes including stomatal activity, photo assimilate movement, disease resistance and insect infestation, and overall plant growth and yield. This course dives into potassium’s involvement in these processes and why we observe such an impact on plant health and yield in potassium deficient conditions. 

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

  • Potassium’s mobility in the soil and in the plant
  • Factors affecting potassium availability and common deficiency symptoms.
  • Potassium’s role in the plant’s water relationships and how it affects stomatal activity and photosynthesis. 
  • Why we see the deficiency symptoms we see in low potassium conditions and the impact this deficiency has on plant growth and yield. 
  • How potassium’s involvement in cell structure and phloem sucrose translocation is tied to plant disease resistance and defence against insect infestations.
  • Potassium’s role in stem growth

Course Details:

  • Time: 55 minutes total
  • Quiz: 13 questions total
  • CEU Credits: 0.5 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 Melissa Matias @ [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.