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North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference set for November 17-18

This Des Moines conference centers around soils and soil fertility.

If you want more information on soils and soil fertility, mark your calendars for November 17 and 18. That’s when the 51st North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference will be held in Des Moines, Iowa.

The conference is an industry-university effort that brings together soils researchers, soil fertility students, industry representatives, crop consultants, and others to share research information on agricultural production and, in particular, soil and nutrient management. 

The North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference has a long history. It was predated by the Midwest Fertilizer Conference, with the first meeting held in 1949. The first meeting of the North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference was held in 1971. 

This year’s conference will feature presentations on:

  •  Fertilizer manufacture and outlook
  • Biological nitrogen-fixing crop amendments
  • Emerging chloride issues in closed watersheds
  • Precision nutrient management 

There will be oral and poster presentations by researchers from most of the land grant universities in the North Central region. Graduate student poster sessions will feature research presentations from top graduate students from land grant universities in the North Central region. Conference attendees will be able to interact with soil fertility specialists from numerous universities and industries. Those who are eligible can register for continuing education credits from the International Certified Crop Advisors Program. 

Information regarding the program and registration can be found here.

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