A Nutrient Management and Edge of Field Monitoring Conference will be held in conduction with Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters, thanks to the sponsorship of Beneficial ReuseManagement, makers of GYPSOIL brand gypsum. Clear your schedules for December 1-3 and head to Memphis, Tennesse for an opportuinty to discuss edge of field monitoring research, nutrient reduction strategies and activities, and conservation programs that have been successful and innovative. Conservation efforts to reduce nutrients in the Mississippi River Basin and Great Lakes Basin will also be featured.
Keynote speakers are Ann Bartuska, Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, US Department of Agriculture; Ellen Gilinsky, Senior Advisor, Environmental Protection Agency; Matt Lechtenberg, Water Quality Initiative Coordinator, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship; Jim Moseley, AGree Co-Chair, (former Deputy Secretary of USDA); and Dennis Demick, Executive Editor, Environment, National Geographic Magazine.
Organizers for the conference include the University of Arkansas, The Ohio State University, the Soil & Water Conservation Society, and Greenleaf Advisors.
Day one will be the Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters workshop and symposia. They will cover whole system management practices for farmland and will highlight field nutrient measuring and monitoring systems, nutrient management and soil amendments, quality no-till, cover crops, and drainage and irrigation.