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Nitrogen Conference

Nitrogen: Minnesota's Grand Challenge and Compelling Opportunity

2017 Date and location

Thursday, February 16 at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, Minnesota:


University of Minnesota Extension will host the Nitrogen Conference February 16, 2017 at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, Minnesota.

The Nitrogen Conference will be held for the third time in 2017, bringing experts to focus entirely on that valuable input. Current topics in crop production and environmental stewardship will be relevant and informative for today's agricultural producers and professionals.

Who should attend?

Crop producers, agricultural professionals and anyone who appreciates high quality research-based information.

Continuing education credits

Certified crop advisors (CCAs) attending the full day will be able to earn continuing education credits (CEUs) in soil and water and nutrient management.

Program agenda

Speaker biographies and presentation descriptions will be available soon.

General Session 8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Time Topic and Speaker
8:15 a.m. Registration
9:15 a.m. Welcome
Dr. Fabián Fernández, University of Minnesota
9:20 a.m. 2016 Year in Review: Weather Summary, Pest and Agronomic Updates
Dave Nicolai, Dr. Bruce Potter, and Jeff Vetsch, University of Minnesota
10:00 a.m. The Des Moines Waterworks Lawsuit Update
Dean Lemke, Iowa Agribusiness Association
10:50 a.m. Break
11:05 a.m. Crop Yield and N Management Tools: Promise and Pitfalls
Dr. Jim Schepers, USDA-ARS & University of Nebraska
12:00 p.m. Lunch
Concurrent afternoon sessions 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Breakout Session 1
1:00 p.m. Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Fertilized Soil: Can We Manage It?
Dr. Rod Venterea, USDA-ARS & University of Minnesota
1:50 p.m. Nitrates in Tile Drainage: The Indiana Situation
Dr. Shalimar Armstrong, Purdue University
2:40 p.m. Nitrates, Well Testing and Rules . . . Where is this all heading?
Larry Gunderson, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
3:30 p.m. Adjourn
Breakout Session 2
1:00 p.m. Upgrade your Corn N Management Using Precision
Dr. Newel Kitchen, USDA-ARS & University of Missouri
1:50 p.m. Nitrogen Cycle and Soil Water Balance Components for Continuous Corn in Southwest Minnesota
Dr. Jeff Strock, University of Minnesota
2:40 p.m. In-season Split Nitrogen Management and the Role of Soil Testing
Dr. Fabián Fernández, University of Minnesota
3:30 p.m. Adjourn


There is a $20 per person fee payable at registration or at the door.

Thank you to our Nitrogen Conference sponsors:

Past conference presentations: 2016 | 2015

For more information, contact Fabian Fernandez,

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