Becker Irrigation and Nutrient Management Field Day – Aug. 21

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The Becker Irrigation and Nutrient Management Field Day will take place on Aug. 21 at the Becker Sand Plain Research Farm. Register online by Aug.15 at

On the day of the event, registration begins at 4:30pm, with the tour and presentations starting at 5 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:35 p.m.

Speakers and research topics include:

• Assistant Extension professor-irrigation specialist Vasu Sharma: Irrigation management for corn production and water quality.

• Extension soil fertility specialist Fabian Fernandez: Nitrogen management for irrigated corn and water quality.

• Soil scientist Jeff Vetsch: Potassium fertilization of corn and soybean on irrigated sands.

• Post-doctoral associate Emerson de Souza: Urea applied with nitrification and urease inhibitors and microbial enhancers to corn and potato crops.

Directions to the Becker Sand Plain Research Farm: From the intersection of Highway 10 and Minnesota County Road 11, proceed south to 157th Street SE and turn left. Travel 100 yards and prepare to turn left. Look for signs.

Thanks to the Irrigators Association of Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment for sponsoring this event.

If you have any questions, please contact Vasu Sharma (email:; voice message: 612-626-4986) or Anne Nelson (email:; voice message: 763-218-1476).

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