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Soil fertility seminar offered

Published February 10, 2015
Crop rows in black soil

URBANA, Ill. – Soil fertility and the influence of crop production practices, environmental stewardship, and market prices are among the topics of a seminar that will be offered on Friday, Feb. 27, at 17 University of Illinois Extension county offices. The presentations will be delivered through web conferencing from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

“At the seminar, university researchers will share the most current nutrient management research and recommendations to both increase nutrient efficiency and decrease nutrient losses,” said U of I Extension Educator Angie Peltier.

Presentations will include:

  • Nutrient Management Is More than Application Rate
  • How Algae Blooms Have Affected Nutrient Management in the Lake Erie Basin
  • Nitrogen Management Practices: Reducing Atmospheric and Leaching Losses While Maintaining Yields
  • Making Soil Fertility Decisions in 2015
  • Evaluation of Adapt-N in the Corn Belt

Certified Crop Advisors will earn up to five continuing education units in nutrient management by attending this seminar.

Registration is $50 per person, which includes lunch.  For a detailed agenda and to register, visit the U of I Extension Soil Fertility Seminar Webpage .

For general information, email Angie Peltier at apeltier@illinois.edu.

 

News Source:

Angie Peltier, 309-734-5161

News Writer:

University of Illinois Extension