Workshop Schedule

August 5 – Welcome Reception

Join us for an informal evening of fun, food, and social networking within the NUE Community. The event will be held at Papa Del’s Pizza Factory from 5 to 8 PM. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location: Papa Del’s Pizza Factory, Inc. 1201 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820

August 6 – Oral and Poster Sessions
Illinois Ballroom, I-Hotel & Conference Center

7 amRegistration, Light Breakfast Pastries/Coffee, Poster Set Up
8:15 amWelcome to the University of Illinois
Dr. German Bollero, Professor and Dean, College of ACES
8:30 amNUE Planning Committee Welcome
Dr. Emerson Nafziger, Crop Sciences, UIUC
8:45–10:15 am Session 1 – Remote Sensing
Moderator: Emerson Nafziger
Dr. Jim Schepers: History of Active Crop Canopy Sensors
Dr. Curtis Ransom: A Missouri View of Optical Canopy Sensors: Past Achievements and Future Prospects
Dr. Kaiyu Guan: New Developments in Crop Canopy Sensing and N Management
10:15–10:45 amBreak
10:45 amGraduate Student Data Hackathon Project Reports
Moderator: Dr. John Jones
Virginia Tech
Wildcat Squad – Kansas State University
Jacks Hack – South Dakota State University
Southern Illinois University
11:45 AMGroup photo
12:00–1:00 pmLunch
1:00–2:30 pmSession 2 – Manure management
Moderator: Dr. Amir Sadeghpour
Dr. Baoluo Ma: Dairy Manure – an Important Source of Improved Crop Yields and Soil Carbon Retention
Dr. Matt Ruark: Exactly How Variable are Manure N Credits?
Dr. Amir Sadeghpour: Managing N, P, and Soil Health with Manure, Compost, and Inorganic N Fertilizer
2:30–2:45 pmBreak
2:45 PMDr. Hanna Poffenbarger: Effects of Cover Crops on Optimum N Rate for Corn
3:15–4:15 pmSession 3 – Precision N Management and tools
Moderator: Dr. John Jones
Dr. Nicolas Martin: Can We Predict Nitrogen Management Zones in Illinois?
Dr. David Bullock: The Data-Intensive Farm Management Project: On-farm Nitrogen Rate Experimentation
4:15–6:00 pmPoster Session and Poster Judging
5:30–7:00 pmNetworking: Hors d’oeuvres & cash bar

August 7 – Oral Sessions
Illinois Ballroom, I-Hotel & Conference Center

7:30 amLight Breakfast Pastries/Coffee
8:00–9:30 amSession 4 – Enhanced efficiency fertilizers
Moderator: Dr. Jake Vossenkemper
Dr. Jake Vossenkemper: How Effective is ATS at Inhibiting Nitrification – New Insights
Dr. Gurbir Singh: Nitrogen Stabilizers and Nitrogen Rates for Corn Production on Variable Landscapes
Dr. Daniel Wasonga:  Nitrogen Efficiency and Loss Potential of Fall-Applied Anhydrous Ammonia and Controlled-Release N Fertilizer
9:30–10:00 amDr. Alan Blaylock: Sulfur as a Nitrogen Co-fertilizer
10:00–10:15 amBreak
10:15–11:15 amSession 5 – Database support for N Rate Recommendations
Moderator: Dr. Emerson Nafziger
Dr. Mike Castellano: The Iowa N Project
Dr. Emerson Nafziger: The Challenge of Nitrogen Going Forward
11:15 amPresentation of Hackathon and Poster Awards
11:30 amDiscussion of 2025 location and other pressing issues
12:00 pmBoxed lunch