CONFERENCES ...

Two conferences dedicated to soil fertility

Learn about soil fertility for crop production and environmental stewardship

These events will provide very useful information regarding profitable management of nutrients for crop production and environmental protection. Farmers, crop advisors and other nutrient management professionals are encouraged to attend. (Jerry DeWitt, ISU Extension)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Registration is open for two important conferences dedicated to soil fertility for crop production and environmental stewardship. These events were co-organized by the University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center (MAWRC) with a common planning committee to bring the latest advancements in nutrient management presented by University of Minnesota and other university researchers, fertilizer industry experts, and state agency officials.

The first event, the 8th annual Nutrient Management Conference will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Jackpot Junction Hotel, near Morton, MN. This conference will cover topics ranging from nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to lime and soil pH and from how crops take up nutrients to concerns with nutrients in the environment. More information and registration can be accessed athttp://www.mawrc.org/events.html.

The second event, the 2nd annual Nitrogen: Minnesota’s Grand Challenge and Compelling Opportunity Conference will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Rochester Events Center in Rochester, MN. The conference is focused entirely on nitrogen management for crop production and environmental quality. Topics will range from nitrogen sources and climate trends to accounting for nitrogen credits and in-season nitrogen management. More information and registration can be accessed at z.umn.edu/nconference.

These events will provide very useful information regarding profitable management of nutrients for crop production and environmental protection. Farmers, crop advisors and other nutrient management professionals are encouraged to attend. Both events will provide opportunity for Certified Crop Advisors to earn Continuing Education Units.

These conferences are sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center, and University of Minnesota Extension, along with numerous agricultural businesses and organizations. For a full list of sponsors visit http://www.mawrc.org/events.html. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, registration for each event is only $20, which can be paid on-line at the time or registration or at the door. You can register at www.mawrc.org/events.html. To register by phone, or for more information, call Dr. George Rehm at 507-263-9127, or Dr. Fabián Fernández at 612-625-7460.

— Fabián Fernández, University of Minnesota Extension

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