Title: N & P Decisions
Date: Wed Aug 3, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Moderator: Carrie Vollmer-Sanders
Phosphorus Fertilizer Decisions

Today's society demands more sustainable management of phosphorus. People want to know the full range of its impacts on their economic, environmental and social well-being. Decisions regarding the right source, rate, time and place of phosphorus application need to take all these impacts into account. This session will discuss and explore how a Producer and an Ag Supplier strive to utilize plant nutrients (phosphorus and others) as efficiently as possible while achieving maximum return on investment with minimal adverse effects on the environment.  Right rate, source, time & place are all taken into consideration when making application decisions. The session will also consider the role of data in communicating to the people receiving the benefits of 4R phosphorus decisions.

Tom Bruulsema (speaker)
Vice President, Americas & Research
International Plant Nutrition Institute
Guelph, ON N1G 1L8
A native of Ontario, Canada, Dr. Bruulsema received his M.Sc. (Crop Science) at the University of Guelph in 1985, worked overseas in Bangladesh with the Mennonite Central Committee up to 1990, and received his Ph.D. (Soil Science) at Cornell University in 1994. for the past 23 years, he has been based in Guelph, Ontario, working for the International Plant Nutrition Institute and its predecessor, the Potash & Phosphate Institute. Dr. Bruulsema has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), and the Canadian Society of Agronomy, and is a Certified Crop Adviser.
Alan Madison (speaker)
Madison Farms
Married in 1970 to Janice, have two daughters. Graduated from Western Illinois University in 1970 with Ag Mechanization Degree. Served in the Army 1970-72. Completed Masters degree in Agronomy from University of Illinois (Off Campus program) in 1993. Worked for Soil Conservation Service/Natural Resource Conservation Service for 27 years after military service. Started farming (Home Farm) in 1979. Farmed part-time until 1997 when I started farming full time. Have used no-till practices since 1981, started strip tilling in 1995. Have been using technology since 1999 when I started yield monitoring & mapping with SMS Ag Leader software. Have used variable rate spreading of fertilizer, sidedressing nitrogen and planting population for more than ten years. Started putting dry fertilizer on in the strips fall of 2015. Have used cover crops on some fields last 3 years. Grew my own Rye for seed for cover crop this year. Have plots for N rates, corn & soybean varieties, planting population, insecticide use, micro nutrients & urea on high yielding soybeans. Monitor corn plants with tissue testing, stalk nitrate test & spad meter readings to determine if additional nitrogen is needed. Willing to try new technology as long as it is economically beneficial to our farming operation.
Malcolm Stambaugh (speaker)
4R Advocate
The Fertilizer Institute
Galva, IL 61434
Malcolm Stambaugh is a Crop Specialist for Ag View FS in Walnut, IL. He received his B.S in business management from Purdue University. Malcolm worked as a Sales and Operations Manager for Continental Grain eventually purchased by Cargill AgHorizons. After his 20+ year managing career he decided it was time for a change. Malcolm wanted out in the feild to inhale fresh country air that goal brought him to Ag View FS in 2008. In addition to helping his clients make the most profit for their operations he has involved several local farmers in informative endeavors. Malcolm has had clients three years in a row win "The Fertilizer Institute's 4R Advocate Program", worked with another farmer to win the world forage analysis super bowl at the "World Dairy Expo" three years in a row and another to win the PMY contest. Besides working Malcolm is an enthusiastic Colts fan and enjoys his mini farm consisting of cows, chickens, ducks, and cats, dogs (Chloe and Philly) and of course his better half Cathy.
Length (approx): 60 min
Science Based Nitrogen Program
Steve Phillips (speaker)
North America Program Director, Southeast United States
International Plant Nutrition Institute
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763
Dr. Steve Phillips is Director of the Southeast United States region of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). Dr. Phillips' duties include development and dissemination of educational materials focused on the efficient and effective use of plant nutrients. In addition to his regional responsibilities, Dr. Phillips also serves as chair of an international IPNI workgroup focused on spatial and temporal variability issues in agriculture. Dr. Phillips holds a B.S. degree from Cameron University in Lawton, OK, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Oklahoma State University.
Paul Davis (speaker)
Virginia Grain Producer
New Kent, VA 23124
Paul Davis is the owner/manager of a 550 acre research and demonstration farm in New Kent, VA. The majority of his work is conducted on corn, wheat, barley, soybeans and pumpkins for different fertilizer, chemical and seed companies. Davis retired after 28 years with Virginia Cooperative Extension as an Agricultural Agent in Fluvanna County (1981-1984) and New Kent/Charles City Counties (1989-2009). Davis specialized in crop and soil science with expertise in soil quality, continues no-till cropping systems, intensive small grain management, cover crops and no-till pumpkin production. Paul was reared on a 1200 acre family grain and vegetable farm in New Kent County on the Pamunkey River. He graduated from New Kent High School in 1974 then served 2 years in the U.S. Army as a heavy equipment operator. He graduated from Ferrum Jr. College with an A.S. degree in Agriculture (1979), B.S. in IPM from Virginia Tech (1981), M.S. in Weed Science from Virginia Tech (1986). Farming partners are his wife, Marian, father, Boogie and mother, Anna. Paul also played defensive back for both Ferrum and VA Tech Football teams. He continues to be active in the Senior Olympics track and field events, and runs several 5K and 10K races per year.
Jim Wallace (speaker)
Jim Wallace is manager of the Colonial Soil & Water Conservation District in southeastern Virginia. Jim first came to the District in 2000 to administer Chesapeake Bay agricultural compliance programs and transitioned into administering ag conservation programs. Along the way, Jim had the opportunity to become involved in many grant projects, where he learned the value and potential of new technologies being introduced into the ag industry. In 2012, Jim started his own business, Agritek, offering data management services as well as Channel seed products to his customers. In March 2016, Jim returned to the Colonial District to further their resource conservation efforts by exploring new ways of integrating data collected on the farm into the validation of incentive programs.
Length (approx): 60 min