Missouri Bootheel

Partners continue to reach out to the farming community with messages that nutrient management is good for the producer’s bottom line as well as water quality.

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Goal #1: Reduce the amount of nitrogen applied and/or lost by implementing BMP's (best management practices) for efficient plant utilization.

Objective: Review technologies associated with variable rate nitrogen application to reduce the amount of nitrogen being applied and increase the utilization of applied nitrogen through proper application timings.

Goal #2: Reduce the amount of phosphorus applied by utilizing the plant available phosphorus in the soil.

Objective: Educate producers on the soil test results, recommendations, and how phosphorus works in the soil.

Committee members include representatives of: Bootheel Resource Conservation and Development, Inc., University of Missouri and University of Missouri Extension, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Corn Growers Association, Missouri Farm Bureau, USDA-NRCS, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, the Environmental Resources Coalition, USA Rice Producers Association, and Missouri Rice Research and Merchandising Council.

Committee supported with funds from Agrotain International, LLC; United States Department of Agriculture, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

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Delta Center Field Day 2009

July 24, 2009 - Profitability Through Nitrogen Management

March 10, 2009 - Tools and Techniques Meeting

Corn Stalk Sampling Project