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 to be held at participating county Extension offices 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 presentations from university researchers range from “Are concerns about nitrogen loss justified?” to “Tile nitrate loss: Effect of fertilizer N application method and cover crops”, from “N and P retention as influenced by tillage and cover crops in a corn-soybean” to “Illinois NREC: What have we learned?” and “Increasing importance of sulfur for field crops”.

To participate, inquire with your county University of Illinois Extension office.

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Source: Angie Peltier, Extension Educator apeltier@illinois.edu, 309-734-1098