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Adapt-N Training Webinar March 21, 2013 – Registration Now Open!

Registration has begun for the Cornell Adapt-N Intensive Workshop by Webinar: Precision Nitrogen Management in Corn Using the Adapt-N Tool

  • The webinar will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2012
  • 10:30 am – 3:00pm Eastern Time; 9:30am 2:00 pm, Central Time
  • Broadcast to Multiple Host Locations in the Northeast and Midwest
  • Please use our online form to register by March 20th (4pm), or earlier for some locations. Some locations accept walk-ins. Viewing from your personal/office computer is also possible.
  • A program overview is provided below, and further program, location, and registration details are available here: http://adapt-n.cals.cornell.edu/news/webinar.html.

Program overview:

Weather-adjusted N recommendations provided by Adapt-N in 2011 and 2012 strip trials increased profits over current grower practice (~ $25/acre in New York and Iowa) and decreased N use and losses.

We will provide a half-day advanced and interactive workshop on Precision Nitrogen Management using the Adapt-N tool. A brief discussion of the basics will review N dynamics, concerns, and management tools in corn systems, and how weather, especially spring rainfall, impacts corn N management in humid regions.

We will then take an in-depth look at Adapt-N, the web-based tool that is successfully providing weather-adaptive N fertilizer recommendations. The tool uses a dynamic simulation model, high-resolution climate data and location-specific inputs by users through a web interface, which will continue to be available at no charge during the 2013 growing season, thanks to continued funding.

  • Learn how the tool works, how it fared in dozens of on-farm trials in 2011 and 2012
  • Get hands-on experience using the tool
  • Test the 2013 version of Adapt-N and share your feedback with the development team
  • 3.5 CCA credits in Nutrient Management will be offered

The webinar and the current Adapt-N interface are provided FREE of charge, supported through funds from a USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Innovation Grant, USDA-NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, Hatch-Smith Lever Funds, New York Farm Viability Institute, the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program, the International Plant Nutrition Institute, and the Walton Family Foundation.

More information is available at http://adapt-n.cals.cornell.edu/news/webinar.html.

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