Objectives

After attending this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the challenges with monitoring water quality
  • Describe the measurements critical for characterizing nitrogen loss and crop production
  • Describe the approximate costs of establishing and conducting drainage water quality studies
  • Describe the range in N management practices that are being studied by ISU to support crop production and water quality
  • Give a relative rank of the effectiveness of the various N management practices in reducing N loss
  • Describe the pros and cons of trying to make major N loss reductions with nitrogen management

Program

Time Presentation
9:15 am Registration check-in
9:45 Opening comments, introductions
10:00 Session 1: Explanation of water qualtiy research taking place at the site – Explore the site area, review costs, setup, how measurements are taken and what data is collected.
Research farm superintendent and/or Extension Ag Engineering Field Specialist
10:30 Session 2: Review of water quality data collected – View agronomic treatment plots and discuss the effects of these treatments on tile drainage water quality
Research farm superintendent and/or Extension Ag Engineering Field Specialist
11:15 Session 3: The impact of various in-field N management practices on water quality – Possible topics (not all covered at each location):
    • Nitrogen rates.
    • Nitrogen application timing.
    • Nitrogen sources/products.
    • Nitrification inhibitors.
    • Land use.
    • Cover crops
    • Edge of field practices including bioreactors, saturated buffers
Extension Field Agronomist
11:45 Session 4: Nitrogen recommendations for profit and water quality –
    • discuss current season rainfall totals effects on N management.
    • discussion on research and background used for development of ISU nitrogen recommendations for corn.
Extension Field Agronomist
12:15 pm Closing comments, questions, adjourn
  Lunch (included in registration)

Continuing Education

This program qualifies for 1.5 soil and water and 0.5 nutrient management continuing education credits for Iowa Certified Crop Advisers, subject to board approval.

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Registration Instructions

Registration is $25 and includes refreshments, lunch, and course materials.

Advance registration is requested to assist with facility and meal planning. A registration deadline is listed for each location. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Registration may be completed online using VISA, MasterCard or Discover, or by mailing in the completed registration form with check payment.

Questions? For assistance with registration, receipts, billing, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration contact ANR Program Services at anr@iastate.edu or (515) 294-6429. For program information contact an Extension Field Agronomist hosting a meeting near you.

June 27– Boone

Ag Engineering/Agronomy Research Farm
1308 U Ave, Boone, Iowa 50036

Schedule
Registrations/check-in at 9:15 am, program 9:45 am to 12:15 pm.
Lunch will be served following the program and is included in registration.

Extension field agronomist hosting this location:
Mark Johnson, markjohn@iastate.edu, 515.382.6551

Pre-registration deadline - midnight, June 23, 2017

Map

Advance registration has closed for this location. Registrations will be accepted at the door.

June 27– Lewis

Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm
53020 Hitchcock Avenue, Lewis, Iowa

Schedule
Registrations/check-in at 9:15 am, program 9:45 am to 12:15 pm.
Lunch will be served following the program and is included in registration.

Extension field agronomist hosting this location:
Aaron Saeugling, clonz5@iastate.edu, 712.769.2650

Pre-registration deadline - midnight, June 23, 2017


Advance registration has closed for this location. Registrations will be accepted at the door.

June 28– Nashua

Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm
3321 290th Street, Nashua, Iowa

Schedule
Registrations/check-in at 9:15 am, program 9:45 am to 12:15 pm.
Lunch will be served following the program and is included in registration.

Extension field agronomist hosting this location:
Terry Basol, tlbasol@iastate.edu, 641.435.4864

Pre-registration deadline - midnight, June 26, 2017


Advance registration has closed for this location. Registrations will be accepted at the door.

June 29 – Sutherland

Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm
6320 500th St, Sutherland, Iowa 51058

Schedule
Registrations/check-in at 9:15 am, program 9:45 am to 12:15 pm.
Lunch will be served following the program and is included in registration.

Extension field agronomist hosting this location:
Joel DeJong, jldejong@iastate.edu, 712.546.7835

Pre-registration deadline - midnight, June 27, 2017

Map

Advance registration has closed for this location. Registrations will be accepted at the door.

June 29 – Crawfordsville

Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm
3115 Louisa-Washington Road, Crawfordsville, Iowa

Schedule
Registrations/check-in at 9:15 am, program 9:45 am to 12:15 pm.
Lunch will be served following the program and is included in registration.

Extension field agronomist hosting this location:
Meaghan Anderson, mjanders@iastate.edu, 319.337.2145

Registration deadline - midnight, June 27, 2017

Map

Advance registration has closed for this location. Registrations will be accepted at the door.

 

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