16th Annual Conference of Nitrogen Use Efficiency

Location: Kansas State University Alumni Center, Manhattan, KS

Date: Monday, July 30 to Wednesday, August 1 of 2018


This conference is aimed at researchers in soil fertility and nutrient management and industry partners. This group began meeting together in 1996 (Nebraska-Oklahoma).  This was expanded to include Virginia Tech and CIMMYT-Mexico in 1998.  By 2003, this group included most mid-west Universities in the corn belt, and has since met every year at different institutions.  Participants have included individuals from Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Australia, Germany, and Brazil. Originally designed as a “workshop,” discussions and presentations were built around sensor based methodologies that could increase nitrogen use efficiency in cereal production systems.  Both engineering and agronomic problems continue to be addressed by this group that hopes to deliver “by-plant” N management.  


The goal of this conference is to provide a space to share ongoing research, develop rich and meaningful interactions that sometimes are not possible during larger conferences, and create long lasting connections between scientists of different generations.

Previous Hosts

2008 and 2018
2003 and 2010


Holiday Inn Manhattan At The Campus (Link)

Address: 1641 Anderson Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502

Phone: (785) 539-7531

There are 30 rooms blocked for this meeting. Please, use group code "NUE" when doing the registration


Open from March 1 to April 30 2018 (No Fee)

Planning committee

Ignacio Ciampitti - Crop Production and Cropping Systems Specialist. Department of Agronomy. KSU

Dorivar Ruiz Diaz - Extension Soil Fertility Specialist. Department of Agronomy. KSU

Romulo Lollato - Extension Wheat and Forages Specialist. Department of Agronomy. KSU

Andres Patrignani - Soil Water Processes Specialist. Department of Agronomy. KSU

Tentative Agenda

Time Activity
Mon 16:00-18:00 Welcome reception at KSU Alumni Center
Tue 8:00-8:30 Opening
Tue 8:30-10:30 Session 1
Tue 10:30-12:00 Session 2
Tue 12:00-13:00 Lunch
Tue 13:00-14:30 Poster Presentations
Tue 15:00-17:30 Tour Sorghum Genotype Collection and Kansas Wheat Innovation Center
Tue 17:30-21:00 Tour through Konza Prarie and onsite dinner reception
Wed 8:00-11:30 Session 3
Wed 11:30 Closing


Plans for this year include a tour through Sorghum Genotype Collection, Kansas Wheat Innovation Center, and a breathtaking visit to the Konza Prarie.

Konza image
Konza Prarie in the spring. Source