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Fluid Journal : Early Spring 2012
There have been many other educational programs conducted across many states over the years. These educational efforts have covered many aspects of crop production and the fluid fertilizer industry including, agronomics, fluid technologies, plant operations, marketing, and other topics pertinent to the industry. In recent years, the Foundation has annually convened a Fluid Fertilizer Technology Roundup/ Workshop. Originally held each year in St. Louis, MO, the meeting has rotated among locations in the Midwest, the Far West, and the Southeast portions of the U.S. The 2012 Fluid Fertilizer Technology Workshop will be held in the southeast U.S. in December of 2012. What does the future hold for the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation? Given the level of support, commitment, and involvement of members, there is no doubt that the future of the FFF is bright. The need for Foundation research and educational activities has never been greater. Applied, production agricultural research is desperately needed in order to allow for continued advancements in crop yields and crop quality. Long-term and short-term nutrient use efficiency, identifying and managing limiting factors for ever increasing high yield production systems, re-evaluating foliar fertilization in high-yield systems, new fluid fertilizer products and additives, and many other crop nutrition related issues for modern production systems will need to be addressed through innovative research projects in the future. In order to build upon past success in developing efficient and profitable fertility programs for ever-increasing crop yields, increased membership and involvement by our industry will be necessary. As we look to the future, there will be an ever increasing need for technical information in advanced agronomics, fluid technical expertise, and fluid marketing expertise in order to develop efficient crop nutrition programs for farmers. These facts ensure that there will continue to be opportunities for the industry through the FFF. While there are significant challenges to address in order to increase Foundation membership, such as continued consolidation within the industry, there are also many opportunities and benefits for our current and future members. Happy 30th anniversary to the FFF and all of those who have built this great organization over the past three decades! Dr. Dale Leikam, President, FFF MAXIMIZE PROFITS Root Growth Stimulator is a synergistic formulation of zinc and ammonium acetate that stimulates the plant to generate a greater volume of healthier roots. The result is a plant with more vigor and greater stress tolerance that produces higher yields and higher profits. learn more at: www.nulex.com Visit your Nulex Distributor or contact a sales representative at 800-831-4815
Late Spring 2012