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Nitrogen: Minnesota's Grand Challenge and Compelling Opportunity Conference

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St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center

10 4th Avenue South

St. Cloud, MN 56301

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The Fourth Annual Nitrogen: Minnesota's Grand Challenge and Compelling Opportunity Conference, hosted by the MAWRC and University of Minnesota Extension along with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and several other sponsors, will be held February 6, 2018 in St. Cloud. Sessions will provide CEUs for Certified Crop Advisors.

Here is the program for the day:

8:15 a.m. — Registration

9:00 a.m. — Welcome

Tom Rothman – University of Minnesota

9:05 a.m. — Lessons Learned in 2017, Opportunities for 2018

Dave Nicolai – University of Minnesota – Agronomic Opportunities

Rick Gilbertson – Pro Ag Crop Consultants, Inc. Crop Consultant Outlook

Anne Struffert – University of Minnesota – Update on MN Nitrogen Rule

9:55 a.m. — University Guidelines in Tandem with On-Farm Testing to Improve Profitability and Water Quality

Dr. Howard Brown – Illini FS

10:50 a.m. — Break

11:05 a.m. — Drainage Water Quality Research and the Role It Plays in State Level Nutrient Reduction Strategies

Dr. Matt Helmers – Iowa State University

12:00 Lunch

BREAKOUT SESSION #1

1:00 p.m. — Cover Crops: Where Does the Nitrogen Go?

Dr. Matt Ruark – University of Wisconsin

1:55 p.m. — Impact of Nitrogen Management on NUE and Water Quality

Dr. Fabián Fernández – University of Minnesota

2:50 p.m. — Managing Nitrogen in Manure

Dr. Melissa Wilson – University of Minnesota

BREAKOUT SESSION #2

1:00 p.m. — Nitrogen Source as an Important Best Management Decision

Dr. Alan Blaylock – Agrium Inc.

1:55 p.m. — Improving Productivity and Profitability with Variable Rate Nitrogen and Irrigation Applications

Dr. Tim Shaver – University of Nebraska

2:50 p.m. — Effects of Fertilizer Timing and Variable Rate N on Nitrate-N Losses from Tile Drained Corn/Soybean Rotation Simulated Using Drainmod-NII

Dr. David Mulla – University of Minnesota

3:40 p.m. — Adjourn

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10 4th Avenue South

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