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Conference to focus on nutrient management efficiency for farmer and environmental benefits

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Farmers and agriculture professionals can learn the importance of the efficient use of applied crop nutrients at the fifth annual Crop Nutrient Management Conference on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato.

The conference will examine current nutrient management issues in a rapidly changing production environment. Some topics on the program will focus on nitrogen and phosphorus management from commercial fertilizers and animal manures. Speakers will provide an in-depth approach to various management practices of this important nutrient.  Sessions will also address the implementation of environmental assessment tools.

Speakers include area farmers, private consultants, fertilizer industry professionals, faculty of the University of Minnesota, and staff from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The conference is organized by the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resources Center.

There is no registration fee for the conference, however pre-registration is requested. To register, visit the conference website and follow the links online at www.mda.state.mn.us/nutrientconference.

Source: Minnesota Department of Agriculture


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