Moving Forward with Sensor-Based Nitrogen Management
Audience members will learn how nitrogen requirements vary within fields, across fields, and from year to year; how sensor-based nitrogen rate guidance helps to address both spatial and temporal variability in nitrogen requirement; and how better predictive models might improve accessibility of sensor-based nitrogen guidance to a broader audience.
Register for the USDA’s webinar airing June 7th at 2:00 p.m CT/3:00 p.m. ET, detailing the possibilities and issues presented by the use of variable rate irrigation and variable rate nitrogen application in the production of corn. For more information and to register, click here.
Dr. Thomas Green, PARM’s director, details his upcoming presentation for the Sustainable Agronomy Conference (June 26-27) in this new promo! The conference will provide Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) and Agri-Sales Professionals with the opportunity to better understand and implement sustainable agronomy in the field. Audience members will learn the drivers, economics, agronomics, environmental benefits, and implementation techniques of sustainable crop production. Registration is still open, so act fast! For more information and to register, click here.
Researchers from Penn State and the USDA have recently developed a system that extracts phosphorus from manure, which would greatly benefit our waterways in the US. According to the EPA, phosphorus from land application of manure accounts for 66% of water degradation, including eutrophication (dead zones) that have erupted in the Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake Bay and other bodies of water. This new technology is applicable to dairy farms which store manure in pits or tanks, and would reduce the phosphorus output by approximately 98 percent. Read more here!
The 73rd annual Soil and Water Conservation Society conference will be held July 29th through August 1st in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Culture, Climate and Conservation” is the title of the conference, and sessions will explore resource concerns that affect both cultures and landscapes. Other topics discussed, include: the use of technology to advance conservation practices; soil health resources, indicators, assessment, and management; and water resource assessment and management. For general conference information, click here! To view the preliminary program, click here!