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New Tools and Techniques for Nutrient Management

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010
8:00 AM – 1:00 pm
Malden Community Center Auditorium
607 N Douglass Street
Malden, MO
573-276-6602

FREE LUNCH
If you register by calling 573-624-5939 ext. 6

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Boost your Bottom Line
FFA-Farmer Partnership to Offer Free Corn Stalk Nitrate Testing

Agricultural producers and their advisors are invited to attend an informational meeting to learn about new and emerging tools and techniques for on-farm nutrient management. The meeting will be held February 24, 2010, 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM, at the Malden Community Center in Malden, MO. Refreshments and lunch will be provided to participants who register by calling 573-624-5939 ext.6.
Continuing Education Units for Certified Crop Advisors are pending for this event.

“Farmers today can benefit from the many advances in nutrient management technology,” said Jim Steuver, a bootheel row-crop farmer, “by pinpointing nitrogen needs in the field, less fertilizer is wasted.”

Workshop planners offer this meeting to share details and initiate dialogue about new and emerging tools and techniques for on-farm nutrient management. Expert speakers will focus on products and strategies to improve the producer’s bottom line while protecting water quality.

Speakers will cover topics including the use of controlled release fertilizers, drainage water management, cover crops, satellite imagery, and GENERATIONS, a corn stalk sampling and testing project involving local FFA students. Plenty of time will be allowed for producers to ask questions of the speakers.

The GENERATIONS project, to be conducted this summer, will allow producers to access free corn stalk nitrate sampling and testing, to facilitate more accurate nitrogen application. Area FFA students will meet each producer to collect samples in the field. The University of Missouri Delta Center will perform the testing. Other partners on this project include Bootheel Resource Conservation & Development, and local soil and water conservation districts.

The Bootheel Nutrient Management Coalition, in partnership with the University of Missouri Delta Center and Conservation Technology Information Center (www.ctic.org), will host the February 24th event with funding from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and USEPA. USDA-NRCS is an equal opportunity employer and provider. For more information, contact Scott Crumpecker at 573-624-5939 ext.6.