Field Day to Help Farmers Focus on Nitrogen

Aug. 21 event will share research-based information to help maximize profit and minimize nitrogen losses

July 23, 2018, 9:09 am | Paul Kassel, Joel DeJong

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host the next in its Focus on Nitrogen: Managing Nitrogen for Maximum Profit and Minimum Water Quality Impact workshop series on Aug. 21 at the Iowa State Northwest Research Farm near Sutherland. The workshop is part of a statewide series of events this summer and fall that focus on managing nitrogen.

early corn field with rows of light green corn.The event is targeted to farmers and those who advise farmers and is hosted by a team of ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists, ag engineering specialists and water quality researchers. It will allow presenters to share research-based information on maximizing profitability with nitrogen management while also increasing the understanding of the practices that minimize and reduce nitrate-nitrogen loss.

Check-in for the event and coffee will begin at 9 a.m., with the workshop starting at 9:30 a.m.

Joel DeJong and Paul Kassel, field agronomists with ISU Extension and Outreach, will host the event and highlight nitrogen management strategies and water quality testing practices being conducted at the farm and the results the studies have shown. They will also discuss research on rate selection, split applications, time of application, nitrogen additives, manure nitrogen and using nitrogen in wet years.

To register for the event, contact DeJong at 712-540-1085 or There is a $10 registration fee for the event, and pre-registration is required in order to get an accurate count for the lunch that will be provided.

CCA credits will be available to those who attend the event.

Directions to the Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm: The Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm is located at 6320 500th Street near Sutherland, Iowa. That’s a quarter mile east of Highway 59 on B-62, about two miles south of Calumet or about 12 miles north of Cherokee.


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