Soil, Water and Nutrient Management Meetings scheduled for November and December

Contact: Matt Ruark, (608) 263-2889,

The University of Wisconsin-Extension will host eight Soil, Water and Nutrient Management Meetings around the state to provide research updates in the field of soil fertility, nutrient management, soil and water conservation, and water quality starting Nov. 30 through Dec. 9.

Topics include:
— Growing biofuels in Wisconsin: What we know and what we don’t;
— Soil test summary: 2005 to 2009;
— Soil test K: Recent revelations;
— Corn N management update;
— Overview of municipal and industrial waste land application rules;
— Improved nutrient management and conservation planning;
— A new approach for removing sediment and phosphorus in runoff from cropland;
— Uses and limitations of plant analysis, including stalk nitrate testing;
— Manure analysis summary; and
— Wisconsin research with flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) gypsum.

Speakers include Sue Porter, Wisconsin DATCP; Fred Madison, Dick Wolkowski, Carrie Laboski, Matt Ruark and John Peters from UW-Madison Department of Soil Science.

Certified Crop Adviser CEU credits (2 hours in soil and water management and 2 hours in nutrient management) have been requested.

Each meeting (except the Fitchburg location) will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. A $35 registration fee, which includes lunch, will be charged for the meeting.

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

The schedule for the meetings is:
Nov. 30, Fitchburg, contact David Fischer, 608-224-3716, please note, this meeting will held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dec. 1, Sparta, contact Bill Halfman, 608-269-8722
Dec. 2, Eau Claire, contact Mahlon Peterson, 715-839-4712
Dec. 3, Marshfield, contact Don Genrich, 608-339-4237
Dec. 6, Juneau, contact Matt Hanson, 920-386-3790
Dec. 7, Kiel, contact Mike Ballweg, 920-459-5904
Dec. 8, Shawano, contact Katie Behnke, 715-526-6136
Dec. 9, Dodgeville, contact Gene Schriefer, 608-935-0391


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