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Ag Water Stewardship: Meetings will offer information on cover crops, P and S management and more.

Warren Formo

November 21, 2017

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LATEST ON NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT: Two meetings scheduled for February in Minnesota feature the latest research in fertilizer and manure management, nitrogen, water quality, tile drainage and more.

Farmers, agronomists and other ag professionals with an interest in nutrient management and water issues are encouraged to attend upcoming conferences showcasing the latest research on fertilizer and manure management, water quality, tile drainage and more.

The Fourth Annual Nitrogen: Minnesota’s Grand Challenge and Compelling Opportunity Conference will be held Feb. 6 at the Rivers Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, Minn., with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m. Attendees can expect to learn about cover crops, tile drainage and on-farm testing to improve profitability and water quality. Speakers include Matt Helmers, Iowa State University; Howard Brown, Illini FS; and several University of Minnesota researchers.

This year marks the 10th Annual Nutrient Management Conference, to be held Feb. 20 at the Verizon Conference Center in Mankato, Minn., with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m. Sessions will cover trends in phosphorus and sulfur management, in-season nitrogen applications, and cures for phosphorus runoff losses from farmland. Don Flaten, University of Manitoba, and Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois, will be joined by Minnesota researchers.

Hosted by the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center and University of Minnesota Extension, along with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and several other sponsors, the two conferences continue a partnership effort that has grown in recent years and attracts several hundred attendees. Several presentations will provide updates on research funded by the Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council, an industry-led program funded through an assessment on fertilizer sold in Minnesota.

Learn more about AFREC at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture AFREC page.

Find the full agendas and registration information at

Certified crop advisers will earn continuing education credits in nutrient management and water quality.

To register, go to

Online registration is encouraged but not required. Conference registration is $20 up to one day prior to the event, which can be paid online (requires a $3.16 service fee) or at the door by check or cash. On-site registration is $25, payable by cash or check.

For more information, contact the primary event organizers, Jerome Lensing at 507-251-9101 or by email at [email protected], or Fabián Fernández at 612-625-7460 or [email protected].

Formo is the executive director of the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center.

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Warren Formo

Warren Formo is executive director of the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center.

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