Nitrogen Use Efficiency
PAST CONFERENCE (AUGUST 2013)
Improving Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Crop and Livestock Production Systems: Existing Technical, Economic, and Social Impediments and Future Opportunities
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO
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Who should attend ?
This conference will bring together agronomists, biogeochemists, farmers, economists, sociologists, extension agents, educators, and policy experts from both public and private sectors to identify the major impediments to improved nutrient management and to make recommendations for overcoming those impediments.
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Nutrient Management: 5.5
Soil & Water Management: 3.5
Professional Development: 5
Decades of research have yielded a wealth of knowledge to effectively manage nitrogen and other nutrients in agriculture. Small scale studies have demonstrated that inadvertent N losses to the environment can be minimized without jeopardizing profitable crop yields. Improvements in crop and livestock breeding, fertilizer products, feed management, and several other technologies are continuing to offer additional tools. Despite this progress, N losses to the atmosphere as N20, N0 and NH3 and N losses to surface water and groundwater as N03- and DON continue at levels that pose serious environmental and human health concerns in many regions of the world. This conference will bring together agronomists, biogeochemists, farmers, economists, sociologists, extension agents, educators, and policy experts from both public and private sectors to identify the major impediments to improved nutrient management and to make recommendations for overcoming those impediments.
During this conference, participants can expect to:
Review the current suite of tools and knowledge used to optimize nitrogen management for crop and livestock production and promising new technologies under development.
Review case studies of successes and failures to policies and projects designed to encourage improved nutrient management.
Identify the major socio-economic and educational impediments to more widespread adoption of improved nutrient management practices.
Recommend existing opportunities for actions and policies to improve nutrient management using current knowledge and technology.
Identify and prioritize goals for additional agronomic or socio-economic research needed to overcome impediments to better nutrient management practices.
Co-Conveners: Eric Davidson (Woods Hole Research Center), Chuck Rice (Kansas State University).
Organizing committee: Emma Suddick (Woods Hole Research Center),Mark David (University of Illinois), Dan Jaynes (USDA-ARS), Cliff Snyder (International Plant Nutrition Institute), Dave Mengel (Kansas State University), Carrie Laboski (University of Wisconsin, Madison),Linda Prokopy (Purdue), Al Rotz (USDA-ARS), Jerry Hatfield (USDA-ARS), Harold Van Es (Cornell), and Ron Gehl (North Carolina State University).
Photos courtesy of Cliff Snyder and the IPNI Better Crops publication