Events

Upcoming Events

Please email warren@mawrc.org to register for the 2024 Minnesota 4R Field Day

 

Past Events

2024 Nitrogen: Minnesota's Grand Challenge & Compelling Opportunity Conference

 

2024 Nutrient Management Conference

 

2023 Nitrogen: Minnesota's Grand Challenge & Compelling Opportunity Conference

 

2023 Nutrient Management Conference

 

2022 Nitrogen: Minnesota's Grand Challenge & Compelling Opportunity Conference

 

2022 Nutrient Management Conference 2021 Nutrient Management Conference

 

2021 Nitrogen: Minnesota's Grand Challenge & Compelling Opportunity Conference

 

2020-2021 Discovery Farms® Virtual Conference Series

Agenda

December 2, 2020 - Mitigating climate change through the soil carbon sponge

December 9, 2020 Edge-of-field water quality and how it can help us in a changing climate

December 16, 2020 Latest resources on soil health

January 6, 2021 Groundwater protection rule and how it affects farming and N management

January 13, 2021 Tile drainage in Minnesota and Wisconsin: What we know from edge-of-field monitoring and practical management implications for farmers

January 20, 2021 Rules and tools about manure

January 27, 2021 Applying skills we’ve learned

 

2020 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program

 

2020 Virtual 4R Technology Filed Day

 

Presentations from the 2020 Nitrogen: Minnesota's Grand Challenge & Compelling Opportunity Conference

Agenda

Importance of Urban and Non-Urban Nutrient Reductions
Katrina Kessler, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Modeling the Cost-Effectiveness of Practices to Reduce Watershed Nutrient Loads
Bill Lazarus, University of Minnesota

Evaluating N Stabilizers
R. Jay Goos, North Dakota State University

Recent Findings in N Management Research
Brad Carlson, University of Minnesota

Irrigation and Nitrogen Management for Profitable Corn Production and Groundwater Quality Protection
Vasu Sharma, University of Minnesota

Where Do U of M Recs Come From? N Calculator Updates
Dan Kaiser, University of Minnesota

Minnesota's Nutrient Reduction Strategy - Progress Toward Milestone Goals
Glenn Skuta, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Minnesota's Groundwater Protection Rule Update
Larry Gunderson, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Cover Crops, N Additions, and Soil Health
Anna Cates, University of Minnesota

Urea and Urea Additives
Karina Fabrizzi, University of Minnesota

 

Presentations from the 2020 Nutrient Management Conference

Agenda

Importance of Urban and Non-Urban Nutrient Reductions
Dana Vanderbosch, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Farmers Working To Reduce Nutrient Losses
AJ Krusemark, Brian Biegler, & Dan Coffman

Minnesota's Nutrient Reduction Strategy - Progress Toward Milestone Goals
Glenn Skuta, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Urban Efforts to Reduce Nutrient Pollution
Dana Vanderbosch, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Potential for Cover Crops to Improve Nutrient Use Efficiency
Axel Garcia y Garcia, University of Minnesota

Tile Drainage, Cover Crops and Nitrogen Interactions
Jeffrey Vetsch, University of Minnesota

Looking at Soil Health Tests
Anna Cates & Liz Stahl, University of Minnesota

Evaluating Biologicals
Dan Kaiser, University of Minnesota

Updating MN's P Index
Lindsay Pease, University of Minnesota

Liquid Swine Manure - A Viable Nutrient Source for Sidedressing Corn
Melissa Wilson, University of Minnesota

 

Presentations from the 2019 Nutrient Management Conference

Agenda

Phosphorus Management Challenges Confronting the US
Dr. Heidi Peterson, International Plant Nutrition Institute

Get the Most Out of Sulfur Application by Applying at the Right Time
Dr. Dan Kaiser, University of Minnesota

Residue Management and Potential Effects on P Availability in a Continuous Corn System
Dr. Paulo Pagliari, University of Minnesota

Phosphorus Management and Water Quality
Dr. Lindsay Pease, University of Minnesota

Lessons Learned from Spring Creek Farms
Tim Radatz, MAWRC

Evaluation of the Haney Soil Health Test as a Corn Nitrogen Management Tool
Dr. Matt Yost, Utah State University

Irrigation and Nitrogen Management
Dr. Vasudha Sharma, University of Minnesota

Managing Micronutrients for Soybeans
Dr. Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz, Kansas State University

 

Presentations from the 2019 Nitrogen: Minnesota's Grand Challenge & Compelling Opportunity Conference

Agenda

An Industry Perspective on Nitrogen: Beginning with 4R Nutrient Stewardship
Dr. Tai Maaz, International Plant Nutrition Institute

NUE and Potential Environmental Outcomes Associated with N Application Timing
Dr. Carrie Laboski, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Managing Corn for High Yield and Environmental Stewardship While Controlling Costs
Dr. Jeff Coulter, University of Minnesota

N loss from Midwest cropping systems: What can we do about it?
Dr. Dan Jaynes, USDA ARS, Ames, IA

Urea Fertilizer Do's and Don'ts
Dr. Fabian Fernandez, University of Minnesota

Improving Nitrogen Mineralization Predictions
Dr. Jason Clark, South Dakota State University

Soil Health and Implications for Nitrogen Management
Dr. Anna Cates, University of Minnesota

Nitrogen Management with Manure
Dr. Melissa Wilson, University of Minnesota

 

Presentations from the 2018 Nutrient Management Conference

Agenda

Reducing Runoff Phosphorus Losses from Farmland - Matching Causes with Cures
Dr. Don Flaten, University of Manitoba

In-Season Nitrogen Application - Yes, No, or Maybe?
Dr. Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois

Phosphorus Management: Past, Present, and Beyond; What we Know, What we Need to Know
Dr. Paulo Pagliari, University of Minnesota

Corn and Soybean Yields as Affected by Soil Test P and Fertilization Philosophy
Jeffery Vetsch, University of Minnesota

Discovery Farms - Edge-of-Field Phosphorus Losses in Surface Waters and Tile Drainage
Tim Radatz, Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center

Sulfur Fertilization- Why, When and How
Dr. Dave Franzen, North Dakota State University

Nitrogen Best Management Practices for Corn
Dr. Fabian Fernandez, University of Minnesota

Managing Nutrients in Manure
Dr. Melissa Wilson, University of Minnesota

 

Presentations from the 2018 Nitrogen: Minnesota's Grand Challenge & Compelling Opportunity Conference

 

Presentations from the 2017 Nitrogen: Minnesota's Grand Challenge & Compelling Opportunity Conference

Agenda

2016 Year in Review - Weather Summary
Dave Nicolai, University of Minnesota

2016 Year in Review - Pest Update
Dr. Bruce Potter, University of Minnesota

Crop Yield and N Management Tools: Promise and Pitfalls
Dr. Jim Schepers, USDA-ARS & University of Nebraska

Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Fertilized Soil: Can We Manage It?
Dr. Rod Venterea, USDA-ARS & University of Minnesota

Nitrates in Tile Drainage - The Indiana Situation
Dr. Shalimar Armstrong

Nitrates, Well Testing and Rules - Where is this all Heading?
Larry Gunderson, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Upgrade your Corn N Management Using Precision Ag
Dr. Newel Kitchen, USDA-ARS & University of Missouri

Nitrogen Cycle and Soil Water Balance Components for Continuous Corn in Southwest Minnesota
Dr. Jeff Strock, University of Minnesota

In-Season Split Nitrogen Management and the Role of Soils Testing
Dr. Fabian Fernandez

 

Presentations from the 2017 Nutrient Management Conference

Agenda

Fertilizer Recommendations Update
Dr. Dan Kaiser, University of Minnesota

Agronomics and Economics of Precision Nutrient Management Zones
Dr. Raj Khosla, Colorado State University

Potato Industry Fertilizer Conservation Efforts
Nick David, RDO Agronomist

Nitrogen Management in Irrigated Crops
Rick Gilbertson, Pro Ag Crop Consultants, Inc.

Improved Productivity with In-Season Nitrogen Management
Dr. Fabian Fernandez

Nitrogen Management for First and Second Year Corn Following Alfalfa
Dr. Jeff Coulter, University of Minnesota

Keeping Track of Fertilizer and Soil and Plant Amendment Registrations
Dr. Jeppe Kjaersgaard, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Nitrates, Well Testing and Rules - Where is this all Heading?
Larry Gunderson, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

 

Presentations from the 2016 Nutrient Management Conference

In-Season N Predictions: The Modeling Approach
Carrie Laboski, Pd.D., CPSS, Professor & Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist
Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

In-Season Nitrogen Prediction: The Sensing Approach
Daniel Kaiser, Associate Professor
Department of Soil, Water and Climate, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities 

Chemistry of N Fertilizer Additives
Dave Franzen, Ph.D., Professor of Soil Science, Extension Soil Specialist
North Dakota State University 

Cover Crops and Nitrogen in Water
Tom Kaspar
USDA-ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment - Ames, IA 

Soil pH and Liming Needs in Minnesota
Jeffery Vetsch, Research 4 and Soil Scientist
University of Minnesota, Southern Research and Outreach Center 

Mechanisms of Nutrient Uptake: Is Fertilization Enough?
Fabián Fernández, Nutrient Management & Water Quality Specialist
Department of Soil, Water and Climate, University of Minnesota 

Phosphorous Leaving Our Landscapes
Tim Radatz
Discovery Farms Wisconsin & Discovery Farms Minnesota 

Economic Use of Immobile Nutrients
T. Scott Murrell, Director, North American Programs
International Plant Nutrition Institute 

Nitrate in Our Drinking Water -- What 10,000 Wells are Telling Us
Bruce Montgomery
MN Department of Agriculture

 

Presentations from the 2016 Nitrogen: Minnesota's Grand Challenge & Compelling Opportunity Conference

Climate Trends and Their Implications
Dr. Mark Seeley
Department of Soil, Water and Climate, University of Minnesota Extension 

Will Changing Weather Patterns Affect Nitrogen Management?
Gyles Randall, Professor Emeritus
University of Minnesota

 Nitrogen Use Efficiency for Old vs. Modern Corn Hybrids
Ignacio Ciampitti, Cropping Systems Specialist
K-Sate Research & Extension, Kansas State University 

Cover Crops & Nitrogen Management
Jaimie West, MS, CCA
Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Improved Nitrogen Efficiency Through N Source, Additives, and Time of Application
Jeffrey Vetsch
Southern Research and Outreach Center, University of Minnesota 

In-Season N Predictions Using Canopy Sensors
Daniel Kaiser, Associate Professor
Department of Soil, Water and Climate, University of Minnesota Twin Cities 

Nitrogen Loss in Manured Systems
Amber Radatz
Discovery Farms Wisconsin 

Anhydrous Ammonia, Soil, & CEC: Myths and Management
Fred Vocasek, Senior Lab Agronomist
Servi-Tech Laboratories 

Nitrate in Our Drinking Water: What 10,000 Wells Are Telling Us
Bruce Montgomery
MN Department of Agriculture

 

Presentations from the 2015 Crop Nutrient Management Conference

2015 Crop Nutrient Management Conference Agenda

Morning Session 

History of Improvement in Fertilizer Use Efficiency
Dr. Bob Hoeft, Emeritus Professor
University of Illinois 

What's Ahead for Fertilizer Pricing and Supply?
Andy Jung, Director of Market and Strategic Analysis
The Mosaic Company 

Rate of Change in Soil Test Values for P and K
Dr. George Rehm, Discovery Farms Coordinator
Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center 

Agronomy with $3.00 Corn
Dr. Jeff Coulter, Extension Corn Specialist
Dept. of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota 

Afternoon Session 1 

Planning for In-Season Nitrogen Application
Dr. Fabian Fernandez, Nutrient Management & Water Quality Specialist
Dept. of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota 

Sensing for In-Season Nitrogen Needs
Dr. Jim Schepers, Soil Scientist
USDA/ARS - Lincoln, Nebraska 

Current Technology for Predicting In-Season Nitrogen Rates
Dr. Dan Kaiser, Associate Professor
Dept. of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota 

Afternoon Session 2 

Nitrogen Credits for Manure and Soil Organic Matter
Jeff Vetsch, Assistant Scientist
Southern Research & Outreach Center, University of Minnesota 

Recent Research for Nitrogen Credits for Alfalfa
Dr. Jeff Coulter, Extension Corn Specialist
Dept. of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota 

Changing Weather: Effects on Fertilizer Management
Dr. Mark Seeley, Professor
Dept. of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota 

Afternoon Session 3 

Micronutrient Requirements
Dr. Antonio Mallarino, Professor
Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University 

Nutrient Dynamics with Cover Crops
Dr. Matt Ruark, Assistant Professor
Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin 

Effective Additives for Improving Fertilizer Use Efficiency
Dr. Dave Franzen, Extension Soil Specialist
Soil Science, North Dakota State University