South Dakota State University  South Dakota State University, August 4-6, 2014, Sioux Falls, SD
NUE 2014 Workshop, South Dakota Participants, 2014, NUE Conference

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Jeff Vetsch
(Sensor Based Nutrient Management Community Leader, ASA)

David Clay
Dave Franzen

Raven Research and Development Center

Raven Innovation Campus, 47513  254th St, Baltic, SD  57003

Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS)

 12th annual NUE Conference, August 4-6, 2014

Monday, August 4th  Travel to Sioux Falls, SD 
Tour Hosted by Raven Research
/barbecue 4:00 pm

Tuesday, August 5th
Meet at the Earth Ressource Observation and Science Center
15 miles N of Sioux Falls
August 6th

Tuesday, August 5th, EROS

8:00-8:30 am   Welcome and introductions – Dr. David Clay, SDSU and Jeff Vetsch, Univ. of Minnesota

8:30-8:45         Dr. Frank Kelly, EROS Director – Welcome and overview of facility and services offered.

8:45-9:00         Dr. Chris Graham (SDSU) – Adapt N. A Cloud Computational Tool for Precision Nitrogen Management

9:00-9:30         Dr. Lakesh Sharma (NDSU) – Sensor research and algorithm development for corn in ND.

9:30-9:45         Eric Miller (OSU) Predicting yield potential using corn hybrids having improved drought tolerance

9:45-10:00       Eric Miller (Oklahoma State Univ.) Agronomic evaluation of the Trimble experimental prototype sensors.

 10:00-10:30     Break to view posters

 10:30-10:45     Abdullah Jaradat (USDA-ARS Morris, MN) - Macro- and micro-nutrient dynamics in response to abiotic stress.

Macro- and Micro-nutrient Dynamics in Response to Abiotic Stress.  Eleven genotypes of Zea mays ( two hybrids and an open-pollinated landrace), Cicer arietinum (Kabuli and Desi types), Carthamus tinctorius (two high Omega-3 hybrids), Triticum spp. (aestivum and durum), and Glucine max (conventional and organic genotypes), respectively producing carbohydrates (CHO), proteins (PRT), lipids (OIL), CHO-PRT, or OIL-PRT as the main biochemical seed components (Product) were subjected to four combinations of abiotic stresses imposed by planting dates (normal and 25% less growing degree days than normal) and population density (normal seeding rate and 25% above normal) (Management). The same genotype was planted on the same land area for three consecutive years as an additional abiotic (edaphic) stress (Phase I), then for three more years in a crop rotation (Phase II) to alleviate the previous edaphic stress. Each crop was managed according to its agronomic requirements in the upper Midwest.  At full maturity, and for the purpose of this part of the study, seed samples were assayed for macro- and micro-nutrients (Carbon, C; Calcium, Ca; Copper, Cu; Iron, Fe; Magnesium, Mg; Manganese, Mn; Nitrogen, N; Phosphorus, P; Potassium, K; Sulfur, S; and Zinc, Zn) using LECO analyzer for C and N, and ICP instrument for the remaining nutrients.  A nutrient quality index (QI) was calculated for each Product on the basis of seed chemical composition and was subjected, along with macro- and micro-nutrients, to (1) Principal Components Analyses (PCA) to differentiate between Products; (2) variance components analysis (VarCopm) using Phase, Product, Management and their interactions as fixed factors; Year x Product (Phase), and Year x Product x Management (Phase) as random factors; and C:N ratio as a covariate; (3) Discriminant analysis (Discrim) to identify nutrients significantly contributing to maximum discrimination between Products; and (4) Partial Least Squares (PLS) regression to estimate each nutrient as a function of all other variables and factors in the study. A multivariate map was developed using results of these analyses procedures to illustrate the dynamics of macro- and micro-nutrients in response to multiple abiotic stresses.

10:45-11:00     Shane Swedlund (Facility & Engineering Manager, Raven Industries) Raven products and services.

11:00-11:30     Tyler Nigon (Farm Intelligence) – Use of computer vision, spectral data and analytics to improve the allocation of agricultural inputs.

 11:30-1:30       EROS TOUR / LUNCH (split in two groups)

 1:30-2:00         Dr. John Lamb, Dr. Daniel Kaiser and Jeff Vetsch (Univ. of MN) – The history and current status of N sensing research at the University of Minnesota.

2:00-2:30         Russ Linhardt (Trimble) – Overview of Trimble GreenSeeker N application system

2:30-3:00         Laura Thompson  (Univ. of Nebraska) – Update: Regional Investigation of In-season Nitrogen

Requirements for Maize Using Model and Sensor-Based Recommendation Approaches

3:00-3:15         Dr. Peter Scharf, Nitrogen Loss and Rescue

 3:15-3:45         break to view posters and judge posters

 3:45-4:15         Dr. Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio (CIMMYT) Sensor use in Mexico

4:15-4:45         Dr. James Schepers (Univ. of Nebraska, retired) Reflections on years of sensor research and algorithm development.


Wednesday, August 6th, SDSU University Center, Avera Room

8:00-8:30 am   Dr. Antonio (Ray) Asebedo (Kansas State) – Algorithm development and sensor research in Kansas

8:30-9:00         Dr. Newell Kitchen (USDA-ARS) – Integrating weather and soil information with sensor data.

9:00-9:30         Jeppe Kjaersgaard (SDSU) – Using remote sensing to access drought stress.

 9:30-10:00       Break to view posters and judge posters

 10:00-10:30     Jesus Santillano Cazares (CIMMYT) – Use of GreenSeeker technology for wheat fertilization.

10:30-11:00     Bill Raun (Oklahoma State Univ.) OSU hand planter update, what this means for NUE.

 Kyle Holland (Crop Circle/Ag Leader) – Update on Phenomic Sensor package and GeoScout X.

11:00-11:15     Gregg Carlson, Saline (salts) and Sodium Problems and Their Management in Dryland Corn Productions

11:15-11:30     Update on ASA community activities / sessions in Long Beach.

11:30-11:45     Announce graduate student poster awards

11:45-noon      Plan next year’s meeting (NUE workshop)


1. Development and evaluation of a singulating maize hand planter for use in developing countries. Lawrence Aula, Bruno Morandin Figueiredo, Natasha Macnack, Sulochana Dhital, Jeremiah Mullock, Eric Miller, Jagmandeep Dhillon, Peter Omara, Randy Taylor and William Raun

2. Corn Grain Yield Response to Preplant Placement of Nitrogen at Different Distances from the Row J.L. Mullock, E.C. Miller, J.T. Bushong, and W.R. Raun.

3. Using Remote Sensing and Grower Surveys to Identify Opportunities for Improved Nitrogen Management. Matt Yost, Jeff Coulter, Michael Russelle

Effect of long-term cattle manure application on soil test phosphorus, organic carbon and winter wheat grain yield. Natasha Macnack, Peter Omara, Lawerence Aula and William Raun
Variability in Optimum N rates for Maize in the Midwest. Sulochana Dhital , Natasha Macnack, William Raun

Physiological Responses of Corn to Variable Seeding Rates in Landscape-Scale Strip Trials. B.J. Leonard, D.B. Myers, N.R. Kitchen and K.A. Sudduth.

Landscape position effects on water deficit, corn growth, and gene expression at late vegetative stage. S. Hansen, S. Clay, D. Dlay, D. harvath, and Y Jarachi

Saoli Chanda, Jeffrey Hoy, Payton Dupree, Bandon White, Murilo de S. Martins, Marilyn Sebial Dalen, Tapasya Babu, Daniel Forestieri Munoz, and Brenda Tubana. Application of coefficient of variance for population stand monitoriong of cane using canopy rfelctance-based vegetation index readings.


 The final results are in and the top three posters were:



Last name







Oklahoma State

Development and Evaluation of a singulating maize hand planter for use in developing countries




Oklahoma State

Effect of Long-term Cattle Manure Application on Soil Test Phosphorus, Organic Carbon and Winter Wheat Grain Yield





Using remote sensing and grower surveys to identify opportunities for improved nitrogen management

The awards were $200 for first, $100 for second and $50 for third. Congratulations to all the students who participated in the competition and special thanks to the judges.

Faculty, please forward this email to your students as I may not have all of their email addresses.

Jeff Vetsch,
Sensor based nutrient management chair,

Graduate students are encouraged to bring research posters for display (4’ 4’) and there will be a poster competition with prizes.

As in past years there is NO REGISTRATION FEE for this workshop. Early registration for the workshop is encouraged.

To register for the conference send an email to Jeff Vetsch (

If you would like to give a presentation at the workshop (poster or oral) please send me (Jeff Vetsch) your title and authors.

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Past Conferences
NUE Meeting History

November 21-22, 1996, Lincoln, NE
June 6-7, 1998, Lincoln, NE
March 1, 1999, Stillwater, OK, Schepers Lecture
July 19-20, 2001, Stillwater, OK  “2X Strip”
January 17-19, 2002, Lincoln, NE
June 10-12, 2002, Shelton, NE

May 18-20, 2003, Stillwater, OK
August 3-5, 2004, Lincoln,NE
August 10-12, 2005, Columbia, MO
August 7-9, 2006, Waseca, MN
August 6-8, 2007, Monmouth, IL
July 31 - August 1, 2008, Manhattan, KS
August 4-6, 2009, West Lafayette, IN
August 2-4, 2010, Stillwater, OK
August 6-8, 2012, Fargo, ND
August 5-7, 2013, Johnston, IA
August 4-6, 2014, Sioux Falls, SD

USA, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, France, China, India, Argentina,

Future Hosts: 
University of Arkansas 
Auburn University
Colorado State University 
John Deere
University of Kentucky 
Louisiana State University
Ohio State University 
University of Maryland
Mississippi State University 
Virginia Tech


Nitrogen Conference 2013 (August 5-7, Johnston, IA)  Annual NUE Meeting Presentations on-line

Nitrogen Conference 2012 (August 5-7, Fargo, ND)

Nitrogen Conference 2010 (August 2-4, Stillwater, OK)

Nitrogen Conference 2009 (August 4 - August 6,
West Lafayette, Indiana)

Nitrogen Conference 2008 (July 31 - August 1, Manhattan, KS)

Nitrogen Conference 2007 (August 6-8, Monmouth, IL)

Nitrogen Conference 2006 (August 7-9, Waseca, MN)

Nitrogen Conference 2005 (August 10-12, Columbia, MO)

Nitrogen Conference 2004 (Lincoln, NE)

Nitrogen Conference 2003 (Stillwater, OK)