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Crop Pest Management Shortcourse

The goal of the University of Minnesota Extension Crop Pest Management (CPM) Shortcourse is to educate and inform the key crop production decision-makers with quality research-based educational programs. CPM Shortcourse sessions include  a wealth of pest, crop and fertilizer management topics.


This program is targeted toward agronomists, sales people (seeds, crop protection products and fertilizers), crop consultants, crop production specialists, government agency personnel, farm managers and anyone else who appreciates high-quality research-based professional training.

The program will offer agricultural professionals opportunities to interact with researchers through Q&A sessions after every presentation. 

Certified crop advisers credits

Certified crop advisers (CCA) will be able to collect a total of 12 CCA continuing education credits over the course of the three-day program.

Upcoming events

Crop pest management proceedings


Past participant comments

"I can't say how much I like the format of this short course. I can get the training I want as well as the training I need to maintain my CCA."

"Good topics and very current. Excellent."

"For a program that on the surface looked suspect, this one has to rank as one of the best ever and I have been coming since the early '90s."

"The short abstracts appearing in the program were very helpful in deciding which seminars would be best for me."

"The topics in the concurrent sessions are very relevant to the problems we are facing today. The speakers do a good job and I enjoy attending the show."

"Very good program. It is good to see the progress of ongoing experiments. The topics pertain to issues agriculture is facing today."


Contact David Nicolai, nico0071@umn.edu or 612-625-2278.

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