Thursday, January 29, 2015

FREE Precision Agriculture Seminar, Boise, ID, Feb 24



AGENDA 

Precision Agriculture Seminar

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  Approved CEUs:
Nutrient Management: 0.5
Soil & Water Management: 1
Crop Management: 1.5
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Seminar is open to public and is free of charge, snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 12 noon to 5:40 pm




The following exciting topics will be addressed:

Water use efficiency and precision agriculture
Precision irrigation in wine grapes
Reference strips and precision sensors
Remote sensing for nutrient management
Conducting your own on-farm research
Unmanned Aerial Systems in agriculture

http://www.uidaho.edu/extension


Speaker information:
  •  Jessica Torrion, Assistant Professor, Crop Physiologist, Montana State University, Northwestern Agricultural Research Center, Kalispell, MT
  •  Krista Shellie, Research Horticulturalist, USDA-ARS, Parma, ID 
  •  Olga Walsh, Cropping Systems Agronomist and Extension Specialist, University of Idaho, Parma Research & Extension Center, Parma, ID 
  •  Sulochana Dhital, PhD, Research Assistant, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 
  •  Craig Thompson, Take Flight Aviation LLC, Unmanned Aerial Systems development and pilot, Nampa/Boise, ID



University of Idaho Extension improves people's lives by engaging the University and our communities through research-based education. Our areas of expertise are Agriculture, Community Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, Natural Resources, and Youth Development. To enrich education through diversity the University of Idaho is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodations need to contact Olga Walsh by 02-10-2015 at 29603 U of I Ln, Parma, ID 83660; (208)722-6701; owalsh@uidaho.edu.





Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Western Nutrient Management Conf, March 5-6, 2015, Reno, NV

http://www.ipni.net/

Western Nutrient Management Conference
March 5-6, 2015
Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada


The Western Nutrient Management Conference provides an opportunity to explore current nutrient related research and exchange ideas without travel to a distant or costly national meeting. The Conference is a forum for research, industry and extension to communicate about nutrient management as it relates to profitability, sustainability, and environmental protection.
The 2015 conference will be at the Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada, March 5th and 6th. The Western Nutrient Management Conference has been held every other year since 1995. The conference will include approximately 40 topics offered as oral and poster presentations.
CCA CEU credits will be offered at the conference.
http://www.ipni.net/ipniweb/conference/wnmc.nsf/0/15D0674CA19C2D27852578100053B42E
Please contact: Phyllis Pates with questions and comments at:
ppates@ipni.net
 International Plant Nutrition Institute
2301 Research Park Way, Suite 126
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 692-6280

Program

Thursday, March 5 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
General Session
    The Intersection of Soil Health and Soil Fertility
  • Rick Haney (ARS) - Laboratory methods to assess soil health and fertility
  • Steve Del Grosso (ARS) - Defining soil quality in an arid environment
  • Bob Miller (CSU) - Commercial use of new lab tests for soil health and fertility assessment
  • Will Horwath (UC Davis) - What does soil respiration tests tell us?
  • Karen Lowell (NRCS) - Using soil health indicators to guide on-farm management

    • Concurrent Sessions
    Nitrogen Budgeting and Fertilizer Use Reporting – The Future of Agriculture
  • Michael Cahn (UCD) - N management and irrigation tool (Crop Manage)
  • TBD (UCD) - N budget for almonds
  • Joel Kimmelshue (Land IQ) - N loss model
  • April Leytem (ARS) - Aspects of N budgets for dairies
  • Dan Sullivan (OSU) - Making N budgets for organic production
  • Keith Backman (Dellavalle Lab) - Making N budgets work: A CCA view from the field
  • Salinity and Sodicity Effects and Management (CCA emphasis)
  • Robert Flynn (NMSU) - Sampling and analysis
  • Dennis Corwin (ARS) – Salinity mapping
  • Anita Koehn (ARS) – Salt and sediment balances in an irrigated watershed in southern Idaho
  • Steve Grattan (UC Davis) – Irrigation water quality
  • Jim Walworth (Univ of AZ) – Salinity build up in deficit irrigation

Friday, March 6 (8:00 am – 12:00 noon)
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
Concurrent Sessions
Micronutrient Management (CCA emphasis)

University of Idaho Extension improves people's lives by engaging the University and our communities through research-based education. Our areas of expertise are Agriculture, Community Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, Natural Resources, and Youth Development. To enrich education through diversity the University of Idaho is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution.

Fluid Fertilizer Forum, February 16-18, 2015, Scottsdale, AZ

http://www.fluidfertilizer.com/fertilizer_about.html
The Fluid Fertilizer Foundation (FFF) is the research and education arm of the fluid fertilizer industry. Founded in 1982, the Foundation represents the combined efforts of fertilizer dealers, equipment manufacturers, suppliers of allied products, agricultural chemical producers, commercial laboratories and basic producers of plant nutrients to provide research and educational funding for continued improvement in the application and efficiency of fluid fertilizers. The Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation. Through contractual management, the Foundation is able to direct a high percentage of its support into research and education projects. Foundation business and activities are overseen by the Board of Directors. Research and educational programs are guided by the Research and Education Committee.
 
will be held February 16-18, 2015, in Scottsdale, AZ, at the Talking Stick Resort.
 

 
 
http://www.uidaho.edu/extension

University of Idaho Extension improves people's lives by engaging the University and our communities through research-based education. Our areas of expertise are Agriculture, Community Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, Natural Resources, and Youth Development. To enrich education through diversity the University of Idaho is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution.