NCERA-13 Soil and Plant Analyst's Workshop

February 26-27, 2019 | Iowa City, Iowa

Objectives and audience

This workshop will address relevant issues concerning soil and plant analysis methods, soil and plant tissue tests interpretations, and soil-test based nutrient management. The program topics especially target managers and agronomists of private and public testing laboratories, but the program also would be useful to nutrient management planners, crop advisers, and crop consultants who work with laboratories, soil test interpretations, and provide soil-test based nutrient management guidelines.

Workshop schedule

Tuesday, February 26, 2019Print the program

11:00 am Sponsor display setup begins
12:00 Pm Registration and check-in
1:00 Pm Welcome, announcement and introductions - Antonio Mallarino, professor, Agronomy and Extension soil fertility specialist, Iowa State University
1:10 Pm Does a healthy soil really requires less fertilizer? Evidence from corn-soybean cropping systems. - Jordon Wade, graduate student, Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University; Steve Culman, assistant professor and state specialist, Soil Fertility, The Ohio State University
1:40 Pm Soil enzyme activities: measurement and interpretation in soil health frameworks - Andrew Margenot, assistant professor, Crop Sciences, University of Illinois
2:10 Pm Initial evaluation of routine and soil health nutrient tests in Wisconsin - Carrie Laboski, professor, Soil Science and Extension soil fertility specialist, University of Wisconsin
2:40 Pm NAPT update and results of labs survey regarding soil health measurements - Grant Cardon, professor and Extension soils specialist, Utah State University and Coordinator, NAPT program
3:00 Pm Break, refreshments and visit sponsor displays
3:15 Pm Evaluation of soil testing laboratory performance in the Illinois Soil Testing Association - Robert Miller, ALP Program Technical Director, Collaborative Testing Services, Inc.
3:45 Pm Lime requirement methods in the north central region - Manjula Nathan, Extension associate professor, Plant Sciences, University of Missouri
4:10 Pm Using infrared spectroscopy to measure routine soil properties - Leonardo Deiss, postdoctoral researcher, Soil Fertility, The Ohio State University; Steve Culman, assistant professor and state specialist, soil fertility, The Ohio State University
4:40 Pm Sponsor displays, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
6:00 Pm Adjourn for the day

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

6:30 am Breakfast buffet (provided)
8:00 am Soil salinity, sodium adsorption ratio, and gypsum amendments - Tom DeSutter, professor and program leader, Soil Science, North Dakota State University; Dave Franzen, professor, Soil Science and Extension soil specialist, North Dakota State University
8:30 am Do we need to consider soil Ca:Mg ratios? - Steve Culman, assistant professor and state specialist, soil fertility, The Ohio State University
9:00 am Percent K saturation, CEC, and soil-test K relationships with crop yield response to K fertilization - Antonio Mallarino, professor, Agronomy and Extension soil fertility specialist, Iowa State University; Ryan Oltmans, graduate research assistant, Agronomy, Iowa State University
9:30 am Clay chemistry and soil-test K: Review and impact on recent North Dakota K recommendations - John Breker, soil scientist, AGVISE Laboratories; David Franzen, professor, Soil Science and Extension soil specialist, North Dakota State University
10:00 am Break, refreshments and visit sponsor displays
10:15 am Mehlich-3 extracted P, Cu, Mn, and Zn: Relationships with other routine soil-test methods and with crop yield response -Antonio Mallarino, professor, Agronomy and Extension soil fertility specialist, Iowa State University
10:15 am Sponsors may begin removing displays
10:45 am OSHA silica standard review for soil testing - David Phillips, industrial hygienist, Iowa OSHA
11:15 am ALP update and inter-lab comparison of soil test phosphorus methods in North America - Robert Miller, ALP Program Technical Director, Collaborative Testing Services, Inc.
11:45 am Concluding remarks - Dave Franzen, professor, Soil Science and Extension soil specialist, North Dakota State University
12:00 Pm Workshop adjourns

When

February 26-27, 2019

Where

Clarion Hotel Highlander Conference Center
2525 Dodge St
Iowa City, Iowa 52245

Register

Pay by check

$70

Early registration, prior to midnight February 18, 2019

$90

Late or on-site registration

Registration fee includes meals and breaks listed on the program and the Tuesday evening reception.

Reminders

  • Registrations will be accepted on-site during the meeting at the late registration rate. Cash, check or credit card payments will be accepted on-site.
  • Requests for refunds must be received prior to midnight, February 18, 2019.
  • Confirmation of registration is sent via email. Please provide a valid email address when registering

Lodging

Lodging is not included with registration and is the responsibility of the attendee. A block of rooms will be available at the Clarion Hotel Highlander Conference Center. Call the hotel directly at (319) 354-2000 and mention the group NCERA-13 for the special rate of $79 + taxes. Cutoff date for the block of rooms and discounted rate is January 26, 2019.

Contact

Antonio Mallarino

Antonio Mallarino
professor and Extension soil fertility specialist
Iowa State University
515-294-3163
apmallar@iastate.edu


For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration please contact ANR Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or anr@iastate.edu.