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Soil nitrogen:
research and extension

4th International QLIF Training and Exchange workshop

Preliminary programme

Updated December 28th, 2007 - also available as printable pdf


> Wednesday 13 February 2008
13:30
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14:00
Registration
14:00
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14:30 Seminar introduction: Nitrogen’s degrees of freedom.
G.J. van der Burgt, Louis Bolk Instituut
14:30
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15:30 Intercrops and N use efficiency in low input agricultural systems.
Valentini Pappa, Scottish Agricultural College
15:30
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16:00 Tea Break
16:00
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17:00 Soil tests and their value as indices of N availability to crops.
Julia Cooper, Newcastle University
17:00
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18:00 DON as an instrument for nitrogen mineralization prediction.
Gerard Ros, Wageningen University
18:00
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18:15 Short Break
18:15
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19:15 Nitrogen management in organic farming: challenges and threats for vegetable production.
Daniel Neuhoff, Bonn University.


 > Thursday 14 February 2008
09:00
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09:45
Root development and root patterns; impact on N leaching in crop rotations.
Kristian Thorup-Kristensen, University of Aarhus
09:45 - 10:15 Coffee break
10:15
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11:00 Modelling nitrogen dynamics and root development in organic rotations.
Kristian Thorup-Kristensen, University of Aarhus
11:00
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11:30 The NDICEA model: a practical instrument to improve nitrogen efficiency. Geert-Jan van der Burgt, Louis Bolk Instituut
11:30
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12:30 Demonstration and workshop models (Geert-Jan van der Burgt and Kristian Thorup-Kristensen); other demonstrations; poster presentation.
12:30
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14:00 Lunch break
14:00
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15:00 Closing the plant-animal loop: a prerequisite for organic farming.
Marina Azzaroli Bleken, The Norwegian University of Life Sciences
15:00
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16:00 Rotation experiment with biogas digestion of slurry, cover crops and crop residues; effects on nitrogen dynamics.
Kurt Möller, Giessen University
16:00
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16:30 Tea break
16:30
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17:30 Effects of manure choice on soil development and short-term and long-term nitrogen dynamics.
Marleen Zanen, Louis Bolk Instituut
17:30 18:30 Contribution of one or two seminar participants: What is the question to tackle, and what is the way to tackle it?
19:00 Seminar Dinner


> Friday 15 February 2008
09:00
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10:00
On-farm research to increase Nefficiency of maize silage after ploughing grass clover.
Jan de Wit, Louis Bolk Instituut
10:00
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10:30 Coffee Break
10:30
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11:30 Rotational experiments and nitrogen dynamics: field experiments and modelling.
Robin Walker, Scottish Agricultural College
11:30
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12:30 Open discussion on the theme: What do we know, and what is left to investigate in the nitrogen dynamics?
12:30
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13:00 Final remarks and closure

International Training and Exchange workshop

13-15 February 2008,
in Driebergen, NL

Introduction

Preliminary programme

Location and hotels

Cost and registration

Bursaries