Wed, Aug 3, 2016
4:00pm to 4:40pm
The dynamic challenges of achieving increased crop yields, reduced losses of nitrogen (N) to the environment, and improved profitability can be daunting to crop producers. The public is demanding reduced agricultural nutrient impact on water resources (surface and groundwater) and air quality; including lower greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions. Better soil management and soil health are also being advocated; including better indicators of desirable soil biological, chemical, and physical characteristics. Suites of 4R nutrient management practices - in the context of the entire cropping system - can help raise crop N recovery, limit environmental N losses, and foster sustainability. Professionals with precision agriculture tools and information management expertise can be at the center of improved 4R N management implementation, and assist farmers in addressing these shared challenges. How much of a difference can we make?