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Another Variable Rate Fertilizer Seminar Set

First session sold out; second program to be offered online April 4.

A second Web seminar on variable-rate fertilizer application is scheduled for April 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. CDT.

The North Dakota State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department will conduct the seminar.

John Nowatzki, NDSU Extension Service specialist, along with Roger Ashley and Greg Endres, NDSU Extension Service area agronomists, will lead the online seminar. The seminar agenda is available at  

"We held a similar seminar on March 20, but it filled up, so we decided to schedule another seminar," Nowatzki says. "We will be following the same agenda as the first seminar."

The NDSU Extension Service specialists and industry representatives will discuss the equipment and electronic requirements needed to apply variable rates of anhydrous ammonia and liquid and dry fertilizer while seeding small grains. Participants can expect to learn how to apply variable rates of fertilizer during their small-grain planting.

The Web conferencing software, WebEx, will be used by all participants in the seminar. WebEx is an interactive conferencing program allowing all participants to interact with each presenter, as well as with each other. Each participant needs a computer equipped with a microphone, speakers and an Internet connection. All participants will be able to hear and speak to the others, watch videos and view other software applications. The moderator controls who can share applications or video, so any participant can be a presenter.

The seminar is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required. To register for the seminar, contact Lori Sholts at (701) 231-7261 or or John Nowatzki at (701)-231-8213 or  

At the time of preregistration, participants will be asked to join a brief Web practice meeting to make sure their computer equipment functions properly. Registrants whose computers function correctly can expect the preregistration process to be completed in five minutes. Additional dates will be scheduled if there are more people interested in participating than can be accommodated in one seminar.

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