2015 4R Nutrient Stewardship Summit

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2015 4R Nutrient
Stewardship Summit 

Register Today: The annual 4R Nutrient Stewardship Summit will be held on May 12th in Washington D.C.  The summit will include a full day of meetings and is open to agricultural stakeholders interested in learning more about 4R Nutrient Stewardship efforts and impacts. A wide variety of industry stakeholders, including representatives of key government agencies are encouraged and welcome to attend. 

The summit will cover a range of topics by a variety of presenters addressing 4R Research Fund projects, implementation efforts and government engagement. 

2015 4R
Nutrient Stewardship Summit Agenda 

12th Washington D.C. 

8:00-8:15         Welcome
& Introductions to 4R Research Projects

8:15-10:30       Impacts
of 4R Practices: Knowledge and Gaps Identified in 5 Meta-Analyses

  • A Managed
    Approach for 4R Nutrient Stewardship on Drained Land

– Dr.
Laura Christianson, The Conservation Fund-Freshwater Institute

  • Assessing the
    Effects of Conservation Practices & Fertilizer Application Methods on
    Nitrogen & Phosphorus Loss From Farm Fields

-Stephanie Nummer, The University of Toledo

  • Nitrogen
    Losses:  A Meta-Analysis of 4R Nutrient
    Management in US Corn-Based Systems

Alison Eagle, Duke University

Lydia Olander, Duke University

  • Meta-Analysis
    of Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers in Corn Systems in the Midwest

Rachel Cook, Southern Illinois University

  • Meta-Analysis
    of Phosphorus Fertilizer Placement & Tillage Interaction for Corn &
    Soybeans in the US

Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, Kansas State University

(All Presenters)

10:30-10:45     Break

10:45– 12:30   Managing Nutrients for Lake Erie
                    Moderated by Carrie Vollmer-Sanders, The Nature Conservancy

  • OH 4R Certification Program, Andrew Allman, Ohio
    Agribusinesss Association (OABA)
  • MI Green Program – Tim Boring, Michigan Agribusiness
    Association (MABA)
  • Evaluating the 4R Concept and Certification Program in
    the Western Lake Erie Basin

    Dr. Kevin King, USDA-ARS
  • Lake Erie Region Regional Conservation Partnership
    Program (RCPP) and other 4R efforts – Norm Widman, USDA NRCS
  • Canada’s 4R Designation Program – Clyde Graham,
    Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI)

12:30–1:30      Lunch with Invited Speaker – Dr. Ellen
Gilinsky, EPA, Importance of 4R Research in                                  Today’s Environment

1:30-3:00         Efforts to Manage Nitrogen in the Midwest

  • Supplemental Late-Vegetative Nitrogen Applications for
    High-Yield Corn:  Agronomic, Economic
    & Environmental Implications

    Dr. Tony Vyn, Purdue University
  • Illinois Efforts
    • Keep it 4R Crop
      Program, Jean Payne, IFCA
    • Overview of
      Illinois Nutrient Research Projects, Dr. Emerson Nafziger,  University of Illinois
  • Impacts of 4R Nitrogen Management on Crop Production
    & Nitrate-Nitrogen Loss in Tile Drainage

    Matthew Helmers, Iowa State University

3:00-3:25         4R Nutrient Stewardship in Conjunction with
Conservation Practices

  • Minimizing Phosphorus Loss with 4R Nutrient
    Stewardship & Cover Crops

-Dr. Nathan Nelson, Kansas State University

3:25–3:40        Break

3:40–4:10        4R Impacts on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Overview of
    Canadian 4R Research Projects

4:10 – 5:10      The Power of Data: Documentation and Trend

  • Trends in Good Corn N Management Practices–Dr. Marc
    Ribaudo, USDA-ERS
  • Getting More from 4R Data: Overview of the 4R Research
    Data Repository
    – Presented
    By:  Dr. Jeff Volenic, Purdue University

Co-Authored By: 
Dr. Sylvie Brouder, Purdue University

5:10–5:30        Review
& Filling in the 4R Knowledge Gaps

5:30-6:30         Reception
Hosted by the Canadian Fertilizer Institute

*All 4R Funded Research Projects are underlined

*Please click here for a complete detailed agenda.

Please follow the links below to register for the summit and to reserve your hotel

4R Summit Registration:     4R Summit Registration

4R Summit Hotel Reservations:    TFI
| Grand Hyatt Washington

*The Cut-Off Date for Room Reservations is April 13, 2015.  Reservation
requests received after the Cut-Off Date will be based on availability at
Hotel’s prevailing rates and will be credited to Group’s Guest Room Block.