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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

UWP Pioneer Farm hosts Introduction to Nutrient Management Planning

PLATTEVILLE - On Tuesday, March 9 the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer Farm and UW Discovery Farms will host an Introduction to Nutrient Management Planning program from 1 to 3 p.m. at the UWP Pioneer Farm, 29200 College Farm Road in Platteville.

Designed for those who are curious about the basics, Amber Radatz, southwestern Wisconsin nutrient management specialist for both Pioneer Farm and Discovery Farms, will define nutrient management plans, discuss their purpose and basic components, and outline how to obtain one. The program is free and open to anyone interested in nutrient management.

"Nutrient management planning is not only beneficial for soil and water resources, it can better allocate nutrients on your farm to enhance crop growth and even save you money," Radatz explained.

Highlights will include soil fertility and crop yield goals; nutrient and sediment losses to surface water; cropping information including crop rotation, fertilizers and manure application; detailed manure spreading plans including spreader calibration; and manure sampling.

For more information, contact Amber Radatz at (608) 235-5182 or

Contact: Amber Radatz, nutrient management specialist, UWP Pioneer Farm and UW Discovery Farms, (608) 235-5182, Written by: Sarah Miller, UWP Office of Public Relations, (608) 342-1194,

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