2015 Soil, Water, & Nutrient Management Meetings scheduled

CONTACT:   Francisco Arriaga, farriaga@wisc.edu, 608-263-3913

The Department of Soil Science, in conjunction with University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension will host eight Soil, Water, & Nutrient Management Meetings around the state, starting December 1 through December 10. The purpose of these meetings is to provide research updates in the field of soil fertility, nutrient management, soil and water conservation, and water quality.

Discussion topics will include: Importance of K for crop production in Wisconsin; Wheat N management research update; Starter fertilizer and high yield management impacts on corn production; Wisconsin soil nutrient testing level trends and summary from 2010 to 2014; Nitrogen credits from green manures; Grass covers after corn tillage; Cover crops in soybean production systems; Tillage, soil organic matter, and nutrient stratification; Soil and tillage management medley; Nutrient management update: Farm-land preservation and SnapPlus15

Speakers include Wis. DATCP staff and Matt Ruark, Robert Florence, Francisco Arriaga, and Carrie Laboski from UW-Madison Department of Soil Science.

The following CEU=s for Certified Crop Advisers have been requested: 2 CEUs in soil & water management and 2 CEUs in nutrient management.

Each meeting will begin at 10:00 am and end at 3:00 pm. A $40.00 registration fee (which includes lunch) will be charged for the meeting. Noon meal reservations should be made with the host agent. The information packet will contain PowerPoint summaries of talks and other useful reference materials.

Organizers request participants to pre-register with the host agent at least 1 week before the meeting they wish to attend.

The schedule for the 2015 Soil, Water, & Nutrient Management Meetings is:

Tues., Dec. 1, Fitchburg, contact Heidi Johnson, dane.uwex.edu
Wed., Dec. 2, Eau Claire, contact Mark Hagedorn, 715-839-4712
Thurs., Dec. 3, Sparta, contact Bill Halfman, 608-269-8722
Fri., Dec. 4, Marshfield, contact Ken Cleveland, 608-339-4237
Mon., Dec. 7, Juneau, contact Deb Struve, 920-386-3790
Tues., Dec. 8, Kiel, contact Mike Ballweg, 920-459-5904
Wed., Dec. 9, Cecil, contact Jamie Patton, 715-526-6136
Thurs., Dec. 10, Dodgeville, contact Gene Schriefer, 608-930-9850

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