Lectures on ag and environment set April 18

Two lectures examining agriculture and the environment will be presented Thursday, April 18, by the University of Minnesota’s Department of Soil, Water and Climate.

The lectures – free and open to the public – are part of the department’s Larson-Allmaras lecture series.

The lectures will be:

  •  “Global Climate Change and Agriculture,” presented by Ron Follett, a research leader in the Soil-Plant-Nutrient Research Unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  •  “Nitrate Losses in the Tile-Drained Cornbelt: Why Reducing Them is so Difficult,” presented by Mark B. David, a professor of natural resources and environmental sciences at the University of Illinois.

The lectures will be presented from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 335 of Borlaug Hall on the university of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus.