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Crop Nutrient Management Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped to make the Fifth Annual Minnesota Crop Nutrient Conference a success! Presentations from the conference are available on the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center website.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – 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.


Registration 8:30 am; Sessions 9:15 am – 3:00 pm
Morning Sessions 9:15 am – 12:00 pm Speaker Organization
Welcome Warren Formo Minnesota Ag Water Resources Center
Tools for Assessing Nitrogen Needs During the Growing Season Dr. John Lamb University of Minnesota
Risks of In-Season Nitrogen Applications Dr. Fabian Fernandez University of Minnesota
The Minnesota Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan Bruce Montgomery Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Minnesota’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy Dave Wall Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Dealer Perspective on In-Season Nitrogen Applications DeLon Clarksean Helena Fertilizer, Canby, MN
Lunch – Provided by Conference
Afternoon Sessions 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm Speaker Organization
Session 1    
Status of Long-Term Phosphorus Research Dr. Albert Sims University of Minnesota
Our Nutrient Management Focuses On Profit and the Environment Joe Griebe Farmer, Brownton, MN
Green Star Farms – An Environmental Assessment Project Jeremy Jeske Minnesota Ag Water Resources Center
Session 2    
Standard Procedures for On-Farm Research Dr. John Lamb University of Minnesota
From Field to Stream: Measuring Nutrient Losses in Southeast Minnesota Kevin Kuehner Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Importance of Manure Management in Improving N Use Efficiency Jared Anez Independent Consultant
Session 3    
Fertilizer Management in Conservation Tillage Systems Jeff Vetsch University of Minnesota
Progress With Discovery Farms – Minnesota Tim Radatz Discovery Farms – Minnesota
Have Standards for Plant Analysis Changed? Dr. Dan Kaiser University of Minnesota

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