37 Symposium--Extension Programs and/or Recommendations Addressing Input Costs and Commodity Prices

Oral Session
A04 Extension Education
Soaring input costs and good but declining commodity prices have jeopardized grower profitability and sustainability. In this session, extension programs and ideas will be presented that will offer some solutions to these critical issues. Ideas maybe discussed and implemented in your respective states with the ultimate goal of grower sustainability.

C03 Crop Ecology, Management & Quality, Soil Fertility & Plant Nutrition

Monday, November 2, 2009: 12:55 PM-4:30 PM
Convention Center, Room 324, Third Floor

Clain Jones
Curtis Thompson
12:55 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:00 PM
Modifying Yield-Goal Based Fertilizer Recommendations to Varying Prices of Grains and Inputs.
Kevin Dhuyvetter, Kansas State Univ.; Terry Kastens, Kansas State Univ.; Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, Kansas State Univ.
1:30 PM
Development of a User-Friendly Tool to Determine Economically Optimum Nitrogen Rates for Small Grains.
Clain Jones, Montana State Univ.; Duane Griffith, Montana State Univ.; Grant Jackson, Montana State Univ.
2:00 PM
Adding An Economic Component to the University of Nebraska Nitrogen Corn Recommendation Procedures.
Charles Shapiro, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln; Achim Dobermann, Intl. Rice Res. Inst. (IRRI); Richard Ferguson, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln; Gary Hergert, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln; Daniel Walters, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln; Charles Wortmann, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln; David Tarkalson, USDA-ARS
2:30 PM
2:45 PM
Addressing Plant Nutrient Price Volatility in Mississippi Extension Programming.
James Oldham, Mississippi State Univ.; Rocky Lemus, Mississippi State Univ. Ext. Service
3:15 PM
Fertilizer Input Costs: Perceptions and Strategies.
Peter Scharf, Univ. of Missouri; Ray Massey, Univ. of Missouri; Julie A. Abendroth, Univ. of Missouri; Newell Kitchen, USDA-ARS; Kenneth Sudduth, USDA-ARS
4:15 PM
4:25 PM
Concluding Remarks
4:30 PM