Current "sky-high" nitrogen fertilizer prices reinforce the need for growers to closely examine nitrogen rates, sources and use efficiency in their farming operations. Purdue Extension agronomists will address these issues and more at five half-day workshops around Indiana beginning the week of Jan. 9.

The Nitrogen Management Workshops will be held at five locations: the William H. Daniel Turfgrass Research and Diagnostic Center in West Lafayette (Jan. 9); the Northeast Purdue Agricultural Center near Columbia City (Jan. 11); the Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center near Butlerville (Jan. 13); the Madison County 4-H Fairgrounds in Alexandria (Jan. 18); and the Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center near Vincennes (Jan. 20).

All workshops will begin with check-in at 8:30 a.m. (EST) and conclude by 2 p.m.

Topics to be addressed on the program include:

  • Status & Future of the Fertilizer Industry

  • Nitrogen Loss & Nitrogen Use Efficiency

  • Fertilizer Sources of Nitrogen

  • The "New" Regional Approach to Recommending Nitrogen Rates

  • Tools for Monitoring Nitrogen Status in Crops

  • Due to the limited amount of space available at each meeting location, enrollment will be limited, and pre-registration will be required. More details, including pre-registration information, is available online at the Web site for the Purdue Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center. For more information, contact Corey Gerber (765-496-3755, or Connie Foster (765-494-4773,

    SOURCE: Purdue news release.