Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

2017 Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management Meetings

The Department of Soil Science, in conjunction with University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension, will conduct eight Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management Meetings in 2017 (from November 29 to December 5). Meetings will either be mornings from 8:30 to 11 am (with breakfast @ 8 am) or afternoons from 1:30 to 4 pm (with lunch @ 1:00 pm).

The purpose of these meetings is to provide research and information updates in the field of soil, water, and nutrient management.  Francisco Arriaga, Matt Ruark, Brian Luck (all UW-Madison), and Sue Porter (Wis. DATCP) will present current soil, water, and nutrient management information.

A uniform fee of $35 per person will be charged at all locations; this includes the meal and all materials.  Certified Crop Adviser CEU credits (1.0 NM and 2.0 SW) have been requested. Make reservations with the host agent at least 1 week before the meeting you wish to attend. For program content questions, contact Francisco Arriaga (farriaga@wisc.edu) or 608-263-3319.

Presentations include:  Matt Ruark:  (1) Building soil organic matter; (2) Principles of nitrogen use efficiency; (3) Cover crop research update.  Francisco Arriaga:  (1) The value of crop residues; (2) Cover crop survey results.  Sue Porter: Wisconsin nutrient management update.  Brian Luck: Machinery movement for efficient forage harvest and maintaining soil health.

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