Heartland Region Nitrogen
Best Management Practices
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.
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.
Workshop Information and Presentations:
Workshop Speakers and Presentations:
Nitrogen BMPS - Day 1:
Devlin, Kansas State University - Nutrient
and Pesticide Management Team.
Huggins, Central Palins center for BioAssessment,
KU - Regional
and National N Issues. Power Point Presentation.
Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University - Understanding
the Impact of Agricultural Management Practices on
N Utilization: Interaction of Tillage, N Sources,
and N Rates.
Tomer, USDA-ARS - Assessing
Agricultural Losses of N to Water and Air. Power
Spalding, University of Nebraska - N
Movement to Groundwater: The Problem and Problem
Areas in the Region; Vadose Properties, Opportunities.
Power Point Presentation.
- John Holz, University
of Nebrasaka - The
Effects of Nitrogen on Aquatic Environments. Power
Schielke, Kansas State University - Nutrient & Pesticide
Management Website. PDF File. Website
Soil Testing and Nitrogen Recommendations - Day 2:
Irrigation Management and Nitrate Movement to
Groundwater - Day 2 Continued:
Break-Out Sessions for Specialized Topics - Day
Additional Nitrogen BMPs - Day 3:
Setting Nitrogen Nutrient Criteria In EPA Region
7 - Day 3 Continued
N Workshop Photo Gallery:
Discussion among the group during a presentation session.
2 - Presentations made during the workshop.
1 - The Workshop Group prepares to take a soil
2 - What we're going to use to obtain the sample.
3 - What we're going to do to get the sample.
4 - The research behind the sample.
5 - The result of the sampling.
1 - Group 1 on the Arbor Day Farm Perimeter tour...it's
2 - Group 2 on the tour...it's hotter!
3 - These guys never quit working!
4 - Get on the Research Wagon!