Nutrient Management Professionals Community
As a group of professional practitioners, the ICCA program has been approached to help bring a perspective to Agriculture that comes with working closely with growers and cropping systems. While it is possible for the program to engage one person to address these questions, we can more accurately represent a broader view when we can engage many CCA’s; CPAg’s and scientists (ASA members) in the conversation. This community is meant to focus on Nutrient Management issues and provide a framework to carry on discussions of those issues as well as provide the opportunity for leadership/members to advocate for these issues whether as representatives to industry, government organizations, or other related groups. Current topics that may be discussed include: 4Rs nutrient stewardship, variable rate recommendation and application, phosphorus, nitrogen management, nitrogen sources, site specific nutrient management, fertilizer related regulatory issues, and water quality issues related to nutrient management, nutrient use efficiency.
To provide a venue for ASA members and certified professionals (CCAs and CPAgs) to discuss, evaluate and communicate issues and educational opportunities that are identified by the ICCA Nutrient Management Rapid Response Team. To provide a pool of qualified certified professionals to draw from when the ICCA program is asked to provide a CCA or CPAg to participate on a committee and/ or to present/testify/advocate on requested Nutrient Management topics. This will also facilitate other organizations to link with ASA/ICCA through the Nutrient Management Community as potential organizations have already expressed interest in doing so.