Soil Fertility Seminar on February 27 at University of Illinois Extension in Milan, IL to offer continuing education

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Soil fertility and the influence of crop production practices, environmental stewardship and market prices will be the focus of a Soil Fertility Seminar sponsored by University of Illinois Extension on February 27, 2015 at the University of Illinois Extension at 321 West 2nd Ave., Milan, IL. Presentations will be delivered through web conferencing from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and lunch will be provided. “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.

Presentations from university researchers will cover diverse topics: from “Nutrient Management is More than Application Rate” to “How Algae Blooms have Affected Nutrient Management in the Lake Erie Basin”, from “Nitrogen Management Practices: Reducing Atmospheric and Leaching Losses While Maintaining Yields” to “Making Soil Fertility Decisions in 2015” and Evaluation of Adapt-N in the Corn Belt”.

Certified Crop Advisors will earn up to five continuing education units in Nutrient Management by attending this seminar.

Registration is $50 per person, which includes lunch. The registration deadline is February 23. Register online through University of Illinois Extension – Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties website: web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs or call the office at (309) 756-9978.