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Crop Nutrient Management Conference

Monday, February 9, 2015 – Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato, Minnesota

Fertilizer and livestock manure are important assets to agricultural production in Minnesota. Managing nutrients efficiently reduces the financial and environmental risks faced by crop producers. At the conference, crop producers and ag professionals will hear about the latest nutrient management research and technologies that promote nutrient efficiency and protect water quality.
CCA credits will be available.

Register online


Time Description Speaker Organization
9:15 Welcome Warren Formo Minnesota Ag Water Resource Center
9:20 History of Improvement in Fertilizer Use Efficiency Dr. Bob Hoeft University of Illinois
10:00 What's Ahead for Fertilizer Pricing and Supply? Mike Rahm The Mosaic Company
10:40 Rate of Change in Soil Test Values for P and K Dr. George Rehm Minnesota Ag Water Resource Center
11:20 Agronomy with $3.00 Corn Dr. Jeff Coulter University of Minnesota
Noon Lunch - Provided by conference sponsors    

Breakout Room 1

Time Description Speaker Organization
12:45 Planning for In-Season Nitrogen Application Dr. Fabian Fernandez University of Minnesota
1:30 Sensing for In-Season Nitrogen Needs Dr. Jim Schepers USDA/ARS - Lincoln, Nebraska
2:15 Current Technology for Predicting In-Season Nitrogen Rates Dr. Dan Kaiser University of Minnesota

Breakout Room 2

Time Description Speaker Organization
12:45 Nitrogen Credits for Manure and Soil Organic Matter Jeff Vetsch University of Minnesota
1:30 Recent Research for Nitrogen Credits for Alfalfa Dr. Jeff Coulter University of Minnesota
2:15 Changing Weather: Effects on Fertilizer Management Dr. Mark Seeley University of Minnesota

Breakout Room 2

Time Description Speaker Organization
12:45 Micronutrient Requirements Dr. Antonio Mallarino Iowa State University
1:30 Nutrient Dynamics with Cover Crops Dr. Matt Ruark University of Wisconsin
2:15 Effective Additives for Improving Fertilizer Use Efficiency Dr. Dave Franzen North Dakota State University


Organizational Sponsors:

 Minnesota Department of Agriculture logoMinnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council logoMinnesota Corn Growers Association logo

Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center logo University of Minnesota Extension logoUnited States Department of Agriculture logoMinnesota Crop Production Retailers logo

SMBSC logoMNICCA logoAgrium logoDow AgroSciences logo

Koch Agronomic Services, LLC logoMinnesota Valley Testing logoMosaic logo

Titan Pro logoOstara logoWest Central logo