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2007 Commercial Applicator Certification Evaluation

Iowa State University Extension
Summary of data collected as of 12/14/2007
Total Responses: 1025 (Workshop attendees: 468 Video attendees: 557 Web Cast: 0)

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Information that was
presented
Excellent 
Good  
Fair  
Poor 
No
Response
1.  Rules Update:
266
26%
611
60%
128
12%
14
1%
6
1%
2.  Compaction Issues:
213
21%
562
55%
213
21%
32
3%
5
0%
3. Fuel Savings :
235
23%
455
44%
228
22%
102
10%
5
0%
4. Manure Spills and Response:
258
25%
525
51%
167
16%
50
5%
25
2%
Overall Evaluation  
Agree
Undecided
Disagree
Does Not
Apply
No
Response
1.  The information presented today was useful to me as a commercial manure service representative?
710
69%
202
20%
69
7%

32
3%

12
1%
2.  The presenters were prepared and knowledgeable?
776
76%
183
18%
38
4%
11
1%
17
2%
As a result of today's training workshop, will you:
Adopted Prior to Current Training
Plan to Adopt because of Current Training
Choose not
to Adopt
Does not
Apply
No
Response
1. Do you address manure application timing to deal with possible soil compaction issues?
587
57%
177
17%
56
5%
177
17%
28
3%
2.  Do you train employees to know what to do in the case of a spill or accident?
632
62%
150
15%
12
1%
195
19%
36
4%
As a result of last year's program you:
I Adopted 
I did not
Adopt
Did not
Apply
No
Response
 
1.  Did you adjust application rates not only based on nutrient requirements, but also to address soil infiltration capacity?
550
54%
77
8%
342
33%
56
5%
 
2.  Did you implement equipment weight restrictions?
488
48%
87
8%
393
38%
57
6%
 

 

Paul Kassel, Extension Crops Specialist, discusses research results from an eggshell liming study at the dry poultry manure applicator certification workshop in Sac City.  Photo. R. Klein

Paul Kassel, Extension Crops Specialist, discusses research results from an eggshell liming study at the dry poultry manure applicator certification workshop in Sac City. Photo. R. Klein

Need to get certified?

Contact your County Extension Office to schedule and appointment to watch the training video or your local DNR Field Office to schedule an appointment to take the certification exam.