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Feb. 9 conference to focus on nutrient management efficiency, environmental benefits

Farmers and agriculture professionals can hear about the latest nutrient management research regarding fertilizer use efficiency at the Minnesota Crop Nutrient Management Conference Feb. 9 at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato.

The conference will examine current nutrient management issues in a rapidly changing production environment. The program will focus on nitrogen and phosphorus management from commercial fertilizers and animal manures. Speakers will provide an in-depth approach to various management practices for these important nutrients. Sessions will also address fertilizer industry trends, micronutrients and the effects of cover crops and changing weather on fertilizer management.

Speakers include fertilizer industry professionals, staff from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, and Extension research specialists from Iowa State University, North Dakota State University, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin. The conference is organized by the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resources Center.

There is no fee for attending the conference. However, advanced registration is requested for event planning purposes. To register, visit the conference website and follow the links online.

Email registrations are also accepted at [email protected] or by calling the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Ryan Lemickson at 612-209-9181. When registering, include your name, organization, address, phone number and email address. 

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