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The 2021 Agricultural Best Management Practices Summit

The 2021 Ag BMP Summit starts next Tuesday, April 6, from 1-2:30pm on Zoom. Held every Tuesday until June 8, speakers will focus on regulatory information and research and Extension projects.

You can register for the sessions you are interested in through Zoom. Certified Crop Advisor CEU credit will be available for every session.

Agenda

April 6

  • Agriculture Record-Keeping Guidance — Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Agricultural Water Policy Director Chris Pettit
  • Updates on Best Management Practices (BMPs), Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs), Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) — Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Agricultural Water Policy Environmental Manager Yesenia Escribano
  • CCA Credit Available: Soil & Water Management 1 CEU, Nutrient Management 0.5 CEU

April 13

  • Nitrogen Management in Agriculture — Dr. Mabry McCray
  • Application of Variable Rate Irrigation in Precision Agriculture — Dr. Vivek Sharma
  • CCA Credit Available: Soil & Water Management 0.5 CEU, Nutrient Management 1 CEU

April 20

  • Legacy Phosphorus — Dr. Mark Clark
  • Learning How to Fine-Tune Controlled Release Fertilizer Programs on Farms — Bob Hochmuth, Jay Capasso
  • CCA Credit Available: Soil & Water Management 0.5 CEU, Nutrient Management 1 CEU

April 27

  • The Role of Sulfur in Improving Nitrogen and Phosphorus Efficiency — Dr. Kelly Morgan
  • Nutrient Management and Environmental Protection for Hemp Cultivation — Dr. Zachary Brym
  • CCA Credit Available: Nutrient Management 1.5 CEU

May 4 – No sessions

May 11

  • Use of Integrated Land Management Practices and Crop Rotation to Improve Soil Health and Crop Nutrition — Dr. Hardev Sandhu
  • Potential Nitrogen Modeling to Improve Its Efficiency: Yield Models and Sensor Models — Dr. Lakesh Sharma
  • CCA Credit Available: Soil & Water Management 0.5 CEU, Nutrient Management 1 CEU

May 18

  • Agronomic and Environmental Impacts of Biosolids and Biochar Application to Agricultural Land — Dr. Maria Silveira
  • Emerging Technologies and Artificial Intelligence for Best Management Practices (BMPs) — Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis
  • CCA Credit Available: Soil & Water Management 0.5 CEU, Precision Agriculture 1 CEU

May 25

  • Addressing a Variable Rate Quandary: Soil Grid vs. Zone Sampling — Dr. Cheryl Mackowiak
  • Soil Health Assessment of Cover Crops — Dr. Jango Bhadha, Joel Love
  • CCA Credit Available: Nutrient Management 1 CEU, Professional Development 0.5 CEU

June 1

  • Agricultural Water Collection and Reuse System — Southwest Florida Water Management District FARMS Program Manager Carole Estes
  • Soil Moisture Sensor Principle, Working, and Success Stories — Dr. Charles Barrett
  • CCA Credit Available: Soil & Water Management 1 CEU, Precision Agriculture 0.5 CEU

June 8

  • Drip/Sprinkler Irrigation Operation and Management — Dr. Lincoln Zotarelli
  • Agricultural Best Management Practices: Understanding & Bridging the Gap Between Consumers, Growers, Researchers & Stakeholders — Dr. Alex Bolques, FAMU; Dr. Zhifeng Gao
  • CCA Credit Available: Soil & Water Management 0.5 CEU

Questions? Contact Michael Dukes or Emily Eubanks.