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Nutrient Management (NM)

BMP and CRP Roundtable

Nutrient Management for Water Protection in highly Productive Systems of the Heartland

January 27-28, 2010 - Nebraska City, NE

The Heartland Water Quality Coordination Initiative's Nutrient Management (NM) and Bioenergy and Water Resources (BWR) Teams hosted a "Nutrient Management for Water Protection in highly Productive Systems of the Heartland" Roundtable. This roundtable was held on January 27-28, 2010 at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center in Nebraska City, NE.

The Roundtable consisted of 34 participants from IA, KS, MO, and NE. These participants included university researchers and state and federal agency personnel. The former Nutrient and Pesticide Management (NPM) team has hosted Roundtables annually since 2004. Each of these roundtables were followed by a larger summer workshop.

Intended Audience:

1. University and ARS research and extension faculty
2. State and federal agency personnel

Roundtable Goal:

To share current research and identify research and extension needs of nutrient management for water protection in highly productive systems with a climate change perspective.

Roundtable Agenda

Roundtable Participants

Roundtable Speakers and Presentations:

Day 1, January 27th

Introductions and Goals of the Roundtable – Dan Devlin, Kansas State University

The Future

Climate Change in the Heartland – Gene Takle, Iowa State University

Climate Change Implications for Research and Extension in Nutrient Management,
Bioenergy, and Water Resource Protection
Charles Wortmann, University of

New Technologies

Overview of Research Developments in Sensor Use for In-Season N Management
Dennis Francis, USDA-ARS

Overview of Work with Farmers to Adapt, Verify, and Promote Sensor Technology
for In-Season N Management
Peter Scharf, University of Missouri

Overview of Research on Inhibitor Products and Controlled Release Fertilizers
for N Management in Situations of High Risk of N Loss; Include Quantification or
Qualification of N Loss Risk
Richard Ferguson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Discussion Groups Notes -
Regional Needs and Opportunities in N Management Research
Regional Needs and Opportunities in N Management Extension

Optimizing Resources for Higher YieldsKen Cassman, University of Nebraska-

Ken Cassman on video.

Day 2, January 28th

State-EPA Nutrient Innovation Task Force ReportKaren Flournoy, EPA-7

State Perspective for Nutrient Criteria in the HeartlandBill Ehm, Iowa DNR

Managing Nutrients in No Till: Surface Application of N and PDave Mengel,
Kansas State University

Discussion Group Notes -
Address Research and Extension issues and opportunities for collaboration in nutrient management for water protection in highly productive systems with a climate change perspective.
Regional Needs and Opportunities in Nutrient Criteria Research


Questions/Comments: Amanda Schielke, Kansas State University

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- This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2008-51130-19526.

Photograph by Tom Schultz, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University

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