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Two Nutrient Education Events Coming Up

There are two upcoming events this month that will give you an insight into nutrient management and crop response in 2018 and considerations to make for the 2019 crop.  With impressive yields in many parts of the state and challenges in other areas, staying up to date on what the NREC funded on-farm trials are telling us is important.  Good water quality tracks along with good nutrient utilization and we saw that this year in Illinois.  Find out more!  IFCA is organizing the following events to bring this information to you:
Friday, October 19, 8:30-9:30 am:   Webinar:  Managing Nitrogen After Another Great Year.  This webinar will offer 1 CEU in NM.  Dr. Emerson Nafziger will discuss results from the 2018 NREC funded nitrogen rate trials and give insight on nitrogen management in 2019.  Click this link to register:
We will also record the webinar and make it available for later listening.  
Tuesday, October 23, 8:00 - 2:00 pm:  4R Field Day in the Lake Springfield Watershed.  This event will be held at a farm just outside of Auburn, IL and will include indoor discussions on nitrogen and phosphorus management, research results from 2018 at the NREC funded tile drained site, how CWLP manages Lake Springfield including water quality management and the impact of local conservation and 4R programs, an overview of how nutrient regulations are impacting other Midwest ag states, and a positive outlook on how the 4Rs are keeping Illinois agriculture in the driver's seat when it comes to reducing nutrient losses.  To see the agenda click hereTo register for this event please email to RSVP by October 15.  Lunch is included and we will have a full day's worth of CEUs for those attending this event.  
LAST CHANCE FOR FALL AMMONIA TRAINING:  The final ammonia safety school is tomorrow, Friday October 12.  Registration begins at 8:30 am at the Asmark Agricenter in Bloomington (14171 Carole Drive).  Class begins at 9:00 am and ends at noon.  Lunch is provided and the fee is $75 at the door.