The Nitrogen Smart program will be presented on Friday August 16, 2019 in Cottage Grove from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Nitrogen Smart presents research based knowledge farmers can use to maximize the return on their nitrogen investment while minimizing environmental risk. The program will be at the Washington County South Service Center 13000 Ravine Parkway S. Cottage Grove. The Nitrogen Smart Program is funded by the Minnesota Corn Growers and the check-off so there is no cost and you do not have to pre-register.

The specific topics that will be discussed include: Sources of Nitrogen. How nitrogen is lost from the soil and how you can reduce losses. How to manage nitrogen in drainage systems. What the Nutrient Reduction Strategy and Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan mean for Minnesota farmers. Practices to refine nitrogen management, including split applications, alternative N fertilizers, soil and tissue testing N models. For more information go to the University of Minnesota Extension web site.