Soil Fertility Seminar to offer Continuing Education

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Soil fertility, crop production practices, and environmental stewardship will be the foci of a February 28, 2017 Soil Fertility Seminar sponsored by University of Illinois Extension.  This seminar will be held at the White County Extension Office, 1715 College Ave. Carmi, IL  62821 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Campus-based researchers will deliver their presentations to program participants live through web conferencing. Certified crop advisors in attendance can earn up to five hours (units) of nutrient management continuing education.

“Those attending this seminar will learn about the most current nutrient management research and recommendations to both increase nutrient efficiency and decrease nutrient losses.” says Angie Peltier, Educator with the University of Illinois Extension. Diverse presentation topics from university researchers include “Are concerns about nitrogen loss justified?”; “Tile nitrate loss: Effect of fertilizer N application method and cover crops” ; “N and P retention as influenced by tillage and cover crops in a corn-soybean rotation”;  “Illinois NREC: What have we learned?”; and “Increasing importance of sulfur for field crops”.

Registration is $50 per person, which includes lunch. The registration deadline is Friday, February 24, 2017. Register online at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=15487 or call 618-382-2662.   If dietary or other reasonable accommodations are needed for participation, please call Bronwyn Aly at (618) 382-2662.

For general information, email Angie Peltier at apeltier@illinois.edu.

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