Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Meetings scheduled for December

Contact: Matt Ruark, (608) 263-2889, mdruark@wisc.edu

The University of Wisconsin-Extension will host eight Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Meetings around the state to provide research updates in the field of soil fertility and nutrient management in December.

Topics include:
– Nitrogen management of small grains and sweet corn
– Nutrient management for no-till production
– Wisconsin’s improving nutrient management
– Solid dairy manure may reduce P loss after silage harvest
– Limitations to plant tissue testing
– Should corn hybrid selection influence N fertilizer rate decisions?
– Variety/hybrid and location effects on soybean tissue and corn grain nutrient composition

Speakers include Sue Porter, Wisconsin DATCP; and Matt Ruark, Carrie Laboski and John Peters, UW-Extension specialists in the UW-Madison Department of Soil Science.

Certified Crop Adviser CEU credits (2.5 hours in nutrient management) have been requested.

A $25 registration fee, which includes either breakfast or lunch depending on location, will be charged for the meeting. Morning sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. (Breakfast from 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.) Afternoon sessions will be held from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (Lunch from noon-1 p.m.)

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:
— Dec. 1 morning session: Fitchburg at Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Rd. Contact Nolan Andersen, UW-Extension Dane County agriculture agent at 608-224-3717.
— Dec. 1 afternoon session: Dodgeville at Iowa County Health and Human Services Bldg. 303 W. Chapel St. Contact Gene Schriefer, UW-Extension Iowa County agriculture educator at 608-930-9850

— Dec. 2 morning session: Eau Claire at Eau Claire County Expo Center, Main Exhibition Bldg., 5530 Fairview Drive. Contact Mahlon Peterson, UW-Extension Eau Claire County agriculture agent at 715-839-4712
— Dec. 2 afternoon session: Sparta at Jake’s Northwoods, 1132 Angelo Road. Contact Bill Halfman, UW-Extension Monroe County agriculture agent at 608-269-8722.

— Dec. 5 morning session: Juneau at Dodge County Admin. Bldg., 127 E. Oak St. Contact Matt Hanson, UW-Extension Dodge County agriculture agent at 920-459-3790.
–Dec. 5 afternoon session: Kiel at Millhome Supper Club, 3 miles E. on Hwy 57/32. Contact Mike Ballweg, UW-Extension Sheboygan County agriculture agent at 920-459-5904.

— Dec. 6 morning session: Shawano at Angie’s Main Café, 132 S. Main St. Contact Katie Behnke, UW-Extension Shawano County agriculture agent at 715-526-6136.
— Dec. 6 afternoon session: Marshfield at Marshfield Agriculture Research Station, 2611 E. 29th St. Contact Don Genrich, UW-Extension Adams County agriculture agent at 608-339-4237.

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