Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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

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.
Please contact: Phyllis Pates with questions and comments at:
 International Plant Nutrition Institute
2301 Research Park Way, Suite 126
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 692-6280


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)

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