Nutrient management update and tour features innovative field crop research

MSU Nutrient Management Update and Plot Tour on Sept. 9, 2015, will showcase applied agronomic research on soil fertility and plant nutrition.

Michigan State University Extension will be hosting the annual Nutrient Management Update and Plot Tour on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the MSU Plant Pathology Field Lab, 3735 North College Road, Lansing, MI 48910 (see map).

This event will feature innovative agronomic research conducted by MSU Extension soil scientist Kurt Steinke that includes plant and soil health, nitrogen inhibitors, soil microbes, cover crops, starter fertilizer and 4R stewardship. Research projects funded by the Michigan corn, soybean and wheat check-off funds will be on display.

This program is intended for farmers, crop consultants, educators, researchers, federal and state officials, policy makers and MAEAP professionals. The plot tours will provide question-and-answer sessions and closer networking opportunities for MSU researchers, fertilizer service providers and farmers.

The registration fee is $45, which includes lunch and refreshments. Participants will receive 5.5 CCA credits, three MDARD credits and one MAEAP phase l credit.

To view the program brochure and to register online or by mail, please visit the Nutrient Management Update and Plot Tour Event page.

In case of rain Sept. 9, the program will be rescheduled for Sept. 11.

If you have questions, please contact me at or 517-543-4467. 

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