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Register now for Feb. 15 Nitrogen Conference in St. Cloud

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Learn about the latest nitrogen management and water quality research at the 8th annual Nitrogen: Minnesota's Grand Challenge and Compelling Opportunity Conference. The conference will take place on Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 in St. Cloud and will also be available online.

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

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

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

Certified crop advisers (CCAs) can earn continuing education credits (CEUs) in soil and water and nutrient management by attending the conference.


  • 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!

The Nitrogen Conference is organized by U of M Extension and the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center (MAWRC) and is 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, 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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