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Pacific and Mountain West Nutrient Cycling and Food Safety Conference

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Thank you to our presenters and attendees!

Recordings of conference presentations have been posted. Links to individual presentations are included in the conference schedule, and full recordings of the live sessions—including Q&A discussions—at the top of each track.

Pacific Northwest and Mountain West Nutrient Cycling, Soil Health and Food Safety Conference

October 27-29, 2020

Virtual Conference via Zoom

This conference should be of interest to those managing nutrients.

Nutrient cycling and recycling, fate and transport of nutrients across multiple landscapes of agriculture, and food safety related to water irrigation management will be the focus of the conference. An emphasis will be placed on adoption of innovative technology and building relationships which will promote recycling of manure nutrients via crops and forages.

Highlights will include specific education tracks focusing on:

  • phosphorus and nitrogen movement in the agricultural landscape
  • safe use of compost for vegetable crop production
  • multi-year compost rate and crop rotation with manure
  • irrigation water quality and food safety (FSMA)
  • compost utilization
  • soil health
  • current state of phosphorus management with the P-Index tool
  • use of manure with berries and vegetable crops
  • effect of manure stockpiling on nutrient leaching
  • fate and transport of nutrients and pathogens
  • technologies for capture and recycling of manure phosphorus and solids
  • carbon sequestering and storage
  • predicting nitrogen mineralization in organic farming systems
  • safe use of compost/manure for vegetable crops
  • role of tannins and carbohydrates on rate of gain, economics, and nutrient cycling in grazing systems
  • irrigation management and food safety


Who should participate in the conference?

University Extension, Agronomists, Consultants, Agriculture Professionals, Crop Advisors, Conservation Districts, County Extension, Farmers, Growers and Producers, NRCS, Environmental and Tribal Organizations, Municipal Water and Irrigation Districts, Regulatory and Policy Staff, Research and Academic Personnel and more!

**Continuing education credits are expected to be available for certified crop advisors, professional animal scientists, conservation district employees, professional engineers, technical service providers and others.

Conference Planning Committee

This conference was planned an organized by the following team members.


Liz Whitefield, Andrew Mack, Joe Harrison, Andy Bary and Doug Collins


Ruijun Qin


Linda Schott, Lide Chen, Mario de Haro Martí and April Leytem


Tommy Bass


Rhonda Miller


If you have questions, please contact Joe Harrison.

Conference Partners

Washington State University
Oregon State University
Montana State University
Utah State University
University of Idaho
United States Department of Agriculture

Funding provided by

Western SARE

Supported by: Western SARE, Oregon Dairy Farmers Association, Washington State Dairy Federation, Idaho Dairymen’s Association, King County Conservation District, Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Tilth Alliance, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Pierce Conservation District, Northwest Biosolids, Washington State Natural Resource Conservation Service, Washington State Conservation Commission, Utah Department of Environmental Water Quality, Washington State Hay Growers Association