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Current soil and soil water issues will be presented at the 24th annual Soil & Soil Water Workshop.

FARGO, N.D. – The 24th annual Soil and Soil Water Workshop is scheduled for January 23 at the FargoDome in Fargo, N.D. The workshop will feature a full day of information on soil fertility and soil-based educational presentations, according to David Franzen, Extension soil specialist at North Dakota State University and organizer of the event. All presentations will fall under the categories of Nutrient Management or Soil and Water and will take place in the upper level of the FargoDome.

Following is the schedule of events for the day and presenters at each of the sessions:

7:30 a.m.         Registration/coffee and continental breakfast

8:15 a.m.         NDSU Fertilizer Recommendations-background, present and future (Nutrient Management) with David Franzen, NDSU Extension soil specialist

9:30 a.m.         Break

9:50 a.m.         Transitional soils following conversion to no-till (Soil and Water) by Abbey Wick, NDSU Extension soil health specialist

10:35 a.m.       Asymbiotic microbial N-fixation (Nutrient Management) with Caley Gasch, Assistant Professor of soil health at NDSU

11:20 a.m.       Nitrogen additives and amendments (Nutrient Management) with David Franzen

12 noon           Lunch break

1:00 p.m.         Nitrogen loss from corn, potato, and spring wheat production systems (Soil and Water) by Amit Chatterjee, Associate Professor of soil science at NDSU

1:45 p.m.         Smallholder farming: Food security and soil health (Soil and Water) with Thomas DeSutter, professor and soil science program leader at NDSU

2:30 p.m.         Break

3:00 p.m.         Corn yield with tillage systems over the Midwest (Soil and Water) by Aaron Daigh, Assistant Professor of soil physics at NDSU

3:40 p.m.         An integrated approach to site-specific nutrient application (Nutrient Management) with David Franzen

Early Bird registration for the workshop costs $100, however the regular registration fee of $120 will go into effect after Jan. 11. Registration can be completed online by going to:

Online registration will close on Jan. 22.

The sessions can be used to obtain continuing education credits within the N.D. Certified Crop Advisor Program.