CARY, NC: The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) will provide a corn nitrogen (N) use efficiency webinar sponsored by Verdesian Life Sciences on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 11 am – 12 pm Central, 12 pm – 1 pm Eastern.

This live webinar will focus on N use efficiency best practices for corn and will provide participants with:

  • An understanding of the N uptake patterns of modern corn hybrids,
  • A research-based review of fertilization technologies that provide N at the right time and in the right place (e.g., Y-drop technology, side-dressing tools, nitrification inhibitors),
  • An examination of the impacts of different N fertilizer sources on corn N use and productivity.

This educational webinar will be presented by Dr. Fred Below, a professor of Crop Physiology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Brad Bernhard, a research specialist and Ph.D. student under the advisement of Dr. Below. Dr. Below’s Crop Physiology Laboratory creates strategies to teach farmers and agricultural professionals the value of crop management decisions and develops systems to sustainably produce high-yielding corn and soybeans. Below’s research evaluates environmental, genetic, and management factors that impact the productivity of corn and soybeans. Bernhard’s work focuses on in-season fertility using different fertilizer sources and application methods.

Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) and Certified Professional Agronomists (CPAg) will receive one continuing education unit (CEU) in nutrient management for participating. Sponsored by Verdesian Life Sciences, the webinar is free to all those who register online.

Registration for this webinar can be completed using ASA’s Online Learning Platform. Participants will receive a recording of the on-demand webinar upon completion of the event. For details or to register, please visit

ASA is dedicated to providing continuing education on the latest findings in the field of agronomy using a robust portfolio of online learning opportunities specifically designed for agricultural professionals. Verdesian Life Sciences is committed to education and adoption of nutrient use efficiency (NUE) technologies that, when implemented, enable sustainable agricultural farming practices.

About ASA
The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) is a progressive international scientific and professional society that empowers scientists, educators, and practitioners in developing, disseminating, and applying agronomic solutions to feed and sustain the world. Based in Madison, WI, ASA is the professional home for 8,000+ members and 13,000+ certified professionals dedicated to advancing the field of agronomy. For more information, visit

About Verdesian
Verdesian Life Sciences enables a sustainable future for farmers through nutrient use efficiency (NUE). Grown from the ground up in 2012, Verdesian Life Sciences offers farmers and growers biological, nutritional, seed treatment, and inoculant technologies that maximize performance on high-value row crops and specialty crops as well as turf and ornamental plants. As a 4R Nutrient Stewardship Partner, Verdesian is committed to researching and developing environmentally- and financially-sustainable products. Further information about Verdesian is available at

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