Commercial Agriculture Educators Jesse Soule, Phillip Alberti, and Talon Becker will be hosting the annual Soil Fertility Webinar sponsored by University of Illinois Extension on February 28, 2019.
This webinar will be hosted in the U of I Extension Offices in Jo Daviess, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties. Presentations will be delivered via PowerPoint and web conferencing from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
“Those in attendance will hear about the latest University of Illinois research on the long term effects of crop rotation and tillage, as well as the relationship between cover crops and soil nitrogen availability. Other presenters from the University of Wisconsin, Western Illinois University, and the Illinois SWCD will discuss nutrient loss on tile drained land, nutrient management in organic systems, and a farmer-led program to improve soil health,” says Jesse Soule, U of I Extension Educator.
Presentations include:
· Managing Phosphorus Loss in Tile Systems Aaron Pape, University of Wisconsin Discovery Farms, Tile Drainage Education Coordinator
· Cover Crops and Soil N Availability in Corn & Soybean Systems
Lowell Gentry, University of Illinois, Principal Research Specialist in Agriculture
· Long term Crop Rotation and Tillage Effects on Soil GHG Emissions and Crop Production in Illinois
Gevan Behnke, University of Illinois, Senior Research Specialist
· S.T.A.R. A Farmer-Led Program to Reduce Nutrient and Soil Losses and Improve Soil Health
Bruce Henrikson, Champaign SWCD, Special Projects Coordinator
· Understanding and Extending Organic Nutrient Management Concepts
Joel Gruver, Western Illinois University, Associate Professor of Soil Science & Sustainable Agriculture.

Registration is $45 per person for Certified Crop Advisors who want to obtain continuing education units (CEU) and $15 for those that wish to attend but not obtain CEUs. Registration costs includes lunch. Pre-registration is required by February 25. To Register: or call your local Extension office: Jo Daviess County (815) 858-2273, Stephenson County (815) 235-4125 , Winnebago County (815) 986-4357
Certified Crop Advisors will receive 4.5 continuing education units in Nutrient Management and Soil and Water Management by attending this seminar.
(CEU category subject to change).
For Further Information Contact:
Source: Phillip Alberti, Extension Educator: 815-235-4125

Source: Phillip Alberti, Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture,