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Save the dates: Nitrogen and nutrient management conferences are back, February 2022

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The 14th annual Nutrient Management Conference and the 8th annual Nitrogen Conference will be available in-person and online February 2022. The Nutrient Management Conference will be on February 8th in Mankato while the Nitrogen Conference will take place on February 15th in St. Cloud. Learn more and register below.

In-person attendance will be limited to 100 people for each conference, with a fee of $20 payable at the time of registration. Lunch is provided for in-person attendees. Virtual attendance is unlimited and free but registration is required.

Both conferences offer continuing education credits (CEUs) in soil and water and nutrient management for Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs). 

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Nutrient Management Conference

February 8, 2022 in Mankato, Minn.

Register now: In-person event or online version (Zoom)

In-person event location: Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, Minn.


  • Timing of phosphorus application for corn and soybean - Dan Kaiser, Univ. of Minnesota
  • Optimum levels of P and K in high yield long term cropping sequence of spring wheat and soybean in Northwestern Minnesota - David Grafstrom, Univ. of Minnesota
  • Potassium testing based to mineralogy - Leanna Leverich, Univ. of Minnesota
  • When do foliar nutrient applications add value in high-yielding soybean systems?- Emma Matcham, Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Managing fertilizer inputs for optimal profits and risks - Gary Schnitkey, Univ. of Illinois
  • 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program - Adam Herges, Mosaic
  • Common soil and plant amendments registered in Minnesota - Michelle Dobbratz, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture
  • Manure nitrogen and phosphorus crediting - Melissa Wilson, Univ. of Minnesota
  • Managing soil health for enhanced nitrogen cycling - Mriganka De, Minnesota State Univ. Mankato
  • Soil C, N, and P after drainage installation - Lindsay Pease, Univ. of Minnesota

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Nitrogen Conference

February 15, 2022 in St. Cloud, Minn.

Register now: In-person event or online version (Zoom)

In-person event location: Holiday Inn and Suites, 75 South 37th Avenue, Saint Cloud, Minn.


  • Combining 4R nutrient stewardship with intensive agronomics to improve corn systems - Dr. Jeff Coulter, Univ. of Minnesota
  • Integration of irrigation and nitrogen management for optimum corn production and reduced nitrate leaching in Minnesota - Vasu Sharma, Univ. of Minnesota
  • Nitrogen management under different soil drainage conditions - Fabian Fernandez, Univ. of Minnesota
  • On-Farm Nitrogen trial results from 2018-2020 AFREC funded research - Matt Wiebers, CropCentric
  • The MRTN database and university nitrogen rate guidelines - Dan Kaiser, Univ. of Minnesota
  • Balancing the MRTN approach with environmental outcomes - Newell Kitchen, USDA-ARS/Univ. of Missouri
  • Reducing nitrous oxide from corn and soy systems with designed microbial communities - Alexander Frie, Univ. of Minnesota
  • Vegetative buffers of intercropped kura clover - John Baker, USDA-ARS/Univ. of Minnesota
  • On-farm monitoring of nitrate from tiled fields - Tim Radatz, Discovery Farms
  • Current status, opportunities and challenges of cropping system diversification - Jeff Strock, Univ. of Minnesota

Thank you to our supporters!

Both conferences are organized by U of M Extension and the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center (MAWRC) and are supported by: Corteva, Koch Agronomic Services, Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative (SMBSC), Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Minnesota Valley Testing Laboratories (MVTL), Nutrien Ag Solutions, Minnesota AgriGrowth Council, Syngenta, Mosaic (Nutrient Management Conference only), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council (AFREC), University of Minnesota Extension, and Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center (MAWRC).


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