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University of Delaware faculty speaking at nutrient management conference


January 6, 2009
By University of Delaware

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University of Delaware faculty speaking at nutrient management conference

University of Delaware faculty from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College of Marine and Earth
Studies are making presentations during a conference on nutrient
management and inland bays being held Jan. 28, at the Atlantic Sands
Hotel and Conference Center in Rehoboth Beach.

Jan. 6, 2009 – University of Delaware faculty from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College of Marine and Earth Studies are making presentations during a conference on nutrient management and inland bays being held Jan. 28, at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center in Rehoboth Beach.

A special one-day conference entitled “Frontiers in Nutrient Management: Sources and Solutions in the Inland Bays Watershed” will re-examine the science of nutrient fate, transport, and management. Conference registration and information is available at the website of the Center for the Inland Bays.

University of Delaware faculty members scheduled to speak include:

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  • Kent Price, associate professor emeritus of marine and earth studies, on the topic “The Dilemma of Delaware's Inland Bays”;
  • Tom Sims, T.A. Baker Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences and associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, on the topic “Ten Years of Progress in Improving Agricultural Nutrient Management learning from the Past to Improve Water Quality in the Future”;
  • Joe Scudlark, laboratory technical coordinator in the College of Marine and Earth Studies, on the topic “Atmospheric Input of Nitrogen and Phosphorous to Delaware's Inland Bays”;
  • Susan Barton, assistant professor of plant and soil sciences and University of Delaware Cooperative Extension specialist, on the topic “Sustainable Landscape Practices in Delaware Public Landscapes”;
  • Greg Binford, associate professor of plant and soil sciences, on the topic “Nutrient Removal by the Commonly Grown Grain Crops in Delaware”;
  • Dave Hansen, associate professor of plant and soil sciences, on the topic “Challenges in Achieving Water Quality Goals with Nutrient Management.

Sims will also participate in a concluding panel session with representatives from the Delaware Department of Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.


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