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Enhanced efficiency fertilizers (EEF) are forms of fertilizer, including nitrogen fertilizers, designed to reduce nutrient losses to the environment and increase nutrient availability to crops. These fertilizers can either slow the release of nutrients for uptake or alter the conversion of nutrients to other forms that may be less susceptible to losses.

There are many EEF choices on the market with different modes of action and benefits, as well as a considerable amount of misinformation. It is essential to understand each product, its mode of action, the N-loss mechanisms it controls, the time for which it is effective, and what its benefits are. Nutrien Senior Agronomist Dr. Alan Blaylock will will discuss product modes of action, suitability for various purposes, and matching the correct products to the problem needing to be solved.

About the Speaker

Dr. Alan Blaylock brings over 20 years of industry experience to his role as an agronomist for Nutrien. He manages an international research program on enhancing fertilizer best management practices with controlled-release fertilizers; supports marketing, sales and product development; and manages agronomy training.

Dr. Blaylock received the prestigious Agronomic Industry Award from the American Society of Agronomy in 2010 for his contributions in the areas of leadership and the advancement of the science of agronomy. He has served on or chaired numerous national and regional committees and as chair of his professional divisions in American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Agronomy from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D in Soil Fertility from Iowa State University.

About ExpoEDU

During your visit to the Nebraska Ag Expo, dive deeper into your favorite ag topics with the ExpoEDU presentation series. These presentations will take place at the ExpoEDU stage in Pavilion 3 of the Lancaster Event Center. ExpoEDU sessions are FREE (included with admission to the Nebraska Ag Expo). The 2023 Nebraska Ag Expo is December 5-7.

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