2024 Nebraska 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day

2024 Nebraska 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day

Thursday, July 11, 2024

August N. Christenson Research and Education Building
Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center
Ithaca, NE

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Registration is required for participation.


This FREE event on 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship features knowledge and tools to improve nutrient management, soil health, crop yields and water quality. This is a great opportunity to learn about 4Rs strategies to improve crop yield and profits while protecting the environment.

Earn 4.5 CEUs on Nutrient Management.

Attendance counts toward Lower Platte North NRD Nitrogen Certification.

2024 Agenda

8:30 – 9 am: Registration and light breakfast (provided)

9 am – Noon: Morning Sessions

9 – 9:05 am: Introduction – Javed Iqbal, Assistant Professor of Soil Nutrient Management and Water Quality, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

9:05 – 9:10 am: Scratch Card Game – Aaron Nygren, Water & Integrated Cropping Systems Extension Educator, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

9:10 – 9:30 am: The Future of Nitrogen Management in Nebraska – Richard Ferguson, Keynote speaker and Professor of Soil and Water Sciences, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

9:30 – 9:50 am: Can Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers Enhance Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Water Quality? – Javed Iqbal

9:50 – 10:20 am: Learn the University of Nebraska New Digital Nitrogen Recommendation Tool – Javed Iqbal and Aaron Nygren

10:20 – 10:30 am: Break

10:30 – 11 am: Can Biological Products Serve as Effective Alternative to Chemical Nitrogen Fertilizers? – Dipesh Giri, Agronomy Graduate Student, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

11 – 11:40 am: Farmer panel discussion on 4Rs

11:40 am – 12 pm: Learn Cost-sharing Basics for Adapting 4Rs Nitrogen Management in Nebraska – Corey Brubaker, NRCS State Conservation Agronomist

12 – 12:05 pm: Scratch Cards – Aaron Nygren

12:05 – 12:55 pm: Lunch (provided)

1 – 3 pm: Afternoon Session – Nutrient Management Demonstration in the field

  • Location A (1hr): Performance of Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers and Pivot Bio
  • Location B (1hr): Drone Demonstration for Improved Nitrogen Management

3 pm: Adjourn


1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033

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4Rs Field Day Organizers

Javed Iqbal, Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor of Agronomy
jiqbal2@unl.edu or 402-472-1432

Joe Luck, Professor of Biological Systems Engineering, Associate Director ENREC

Aaron Nygren, Extension Educator

Swetabh Patel, Post-doctoral Research Associate


We thank the following sponsors for their support and promotion of this event.

Nebraska Corn Board logo
Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center logo
NE Agri-Business Association
Verdesian - The Nutrient Use Efficiency People
The Fertilizer Institute
YARA logo
Corteva logo
ETS logo
Microsource logo