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Field day to help farmers focus on nitrogen to be held Aug. 21

By Staff | Aug 10, 2018

SUTHERLAND (ISU E) Iowa State University (ISU) will host a Focus on Nitrogen: Managing Nitrogen for Maximum Profit and Minimum Water Quality Impact workshop on Aug. 21 at the Northwest Iowa Research Farm near Calumet. The workshop is part of a statewide series of events that focus on managing nitrogen.

The event is for farmers and those who advise farmers and is put on by a team of ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists and ag engineering specialists. At the field day, presenters will share research-based information on maximizing profitability with nitrogen management while also increasing understanding of the practices that minimize and reduce nitrate-nitrogen loss.

Joel DeJong and Paul Kassel, field agronomists with ISU Extension and Outreach, along with Kris Kohl, ag engineering specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, will host the event in Northwest Iowa. They will highlight nitrogen management strategies and water quality testing practices being conducted at the farm and the results the studies have shown. DeJong, Kassel and Kohl will also discuss research on rate selection, split applications, time of application, nitrogen additives, manure nitrogen and using nitrogen in wet years.

Check-in for the event and coffee will begin at 9:00 a.m., with the workshop starting at 9:30 a.m.

To register, contact DeJong at 712-540-1085 or jldejong@iastate.edu. There is a $10 registration fee for the event, and pre-registration is required in order to get an accurate count for the lunch that will be provided. CCA credits will be available to those who attend.

The Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm is located at 6320 500th Street, Sutherland. That’s a quarter mile east of Highway 59 on B-62, about two miles south of Calumet or about 12 miles north of Cherokee.

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