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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — Producers and agricultural industry representatives are encouraged to attend a 4R Nutrient Stewardship Field Day. The field day will take place at the E.V. Smith Research Center Feb. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided for all attendees.

Eros Francisco, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System grain crops agronomist, said Auburn University and Alabama Extension — in partnership with the Alabama Farmers Federation and Yara — are organizing the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Field Day. This event will showcase and discuss important topics related to nutrient management and soil health in the context of Alabama agriculture.

“We’ll show demonstration plots and share the latest research results and recommendations on precision nitrogen management, soil nutrient stratification, irrigation management and sensors, cover crop management, soil tillage and soil health,” Francisco said. “I would encourage all producers and industry representatives who are available to make plans to attend.”

Topics and Registration

The four Rs of the field day refer to applying nutrients at the right time, in the right place, at the right rate and using the right source. Topics for the field day include the following:

  • Precision nitrogen management
  • Nutrient stratification and considerations
  • Interplay of soil health and soil fertility
  • Irrigation management and sensors
  • Cover crop management
  • Tillage innovations
  • Farmer panel on 4R implementation

Register for the field day online by visiting https://www.aces.edu/event/4r-nutrient-stewardship-field-day/. The research center is located at 4725 County Road 40, Shorter, Alabama 36075.

More Information

Learn more about proper nutrient management by visiting www.aces.edu.