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Nitrogen Workshop

Heartland Region Nitrogen Best Management Practices Workshop

June 7-9, 2005 - Nebraska City, NE

The Heartland Water Quality Coordination Initiative's Nutrient and Pesticide Management (NPM) Team hosted a Nitrogen Best Management Practices (BMPs) Workshop at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center, located at the Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, NE. The Nitrogen BMP Workshop was held June 7-9, 2005.N Workshop Tour of Arbor Day Farm

The objective of the June workshop was to compile and evaluate nitrogen BMP information. A regional roundtable addressing nitrogen issues was held for university faculty, ARS researchers, and EPA staff in January 2005 to report on the latest research findings, current projects, and future research.  The June workshop was a follow-up of the January roundtable.

The NPM team hosted a workshop regarding phosphorus BMPs in June 2004, in which approximately 63 individuals attended. The Nitrogen Workshop in 2005 had a total of 64 individuals participate and the team plans to address pesticide issues in 2006. Roy Spalding and his UNL Crew take a soil sample during the tour.

Workshop Information and Presentations:

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Participants

Workshop Speakers and Presentations:

Nitrogen BMPS - Day 1:

Soil Testing and Nitrogen Recommendations - Day 2:

Irrigation Management and Nitrate Movement to Groundwater - Day 2 Continued:

Break-Out Sessions for Specialized Topics - Day 2 Continued:

Additional Nitrogen BMPs - Day 3:

Setting Nitrogen Nutrient Criteria In EPA Region 7 - Day 3 Continued

N Workshop Photo Gallery:

  • Conference 1N Workshop with a total of 64 participants.- Discussion among the group during a presentation session.
  • Conference 2 - Presentations made during the workshop.
  • Soil 1 - The Workshop Group prepares to take a soil sample.
  • Soil 2 - What we're going to use to obtain the sample.
  • Soil 3 - What we're going to do to get the sample.
  • Soil 4 - The research behind the sample.
  • Soil 5 - The result of the sampling.
  • Tour 1 - Group 1 on the Arbor Day Farm Perimeter's hot!
  • Tour 2 - Group 2 on the's hotter!
  • Tour 3 - These guys never quit working!
  • Tour 4 - Get on the Research Wagon!

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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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