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Reminder: Feb. 21 Nutrient Management Conference available in-person or online

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University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center’s 15th annual Nutrient Management Conference is Tuesday, February 21 in St. Cloud.

This annual event brings together soil scientists and educators from Minnesota and neighboring states to share their research and recommendations. This year’s topics include: a comparison of potassium guidelines from Minnesota, Iowa, and North Dakota; irrigation and nitrogen fertilizer; manure management; biological products; and more!

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

In-person event location: Holiday Inn and Suites, 75 37th Ave S, St. Cloud MN 56301

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


  • What do AFREC dollars mean for farmers and Minnesota - Mike Schmitt, U of M
  • Climate smart agriculture: What to expect for future nutrient management - Greg Klinger, U of M
  • Potassium recommendations based on clay mineralogy, a North Dakota perspective - David Franzen, NDSU
  • Potassium recommendations based on clay mineralogy, an Iowa perspective - Antonio Mallarino, ISU
  • Potassium recommendations based on clay mineralogy, a Minnesota perspective - Daniel Kaiser, U of M
  • Interactions between irrigation and nitrogen - Vasu Sharma, U of M
  • Does placement of phosphorus and potassium matter? - Jeff Vetsch, U of M
  • Biological inoculation with nitrogen fixing bacteria - Paulo Pagliari, U of M
  • Manure as a source of nutrients in an era of expensive inorganic fertilizers - Melissa Wilson, U of M
  • Minnesota climate conditions: Observations, trends, and outlooks - Kenny Blumenfeld, MDNR
  • Economics of fertilizers - Bill Lazarus, U of M

Thank you to our supporters

The Nutrient Management Conference is organized by U of M Extension and the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center (MAWRC) and is supported by: Koch Agronomic Services, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Minnesota AgriGrowth Council, Minnesota Valley Testing Laboratories, Inc. (MVTL), Minnesota Crop Production Retailers, Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative (SMBSC), Syngenta, Mosaic, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and the Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council (AFREC).


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