Midsummer Crop Diagnostic Clinics Offered near Mead


Agribusiness professionals and crop producers will take a close-up look at field conditions, research and techniques at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's midsummer Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics July 17-18.

The UNL Extension clinics begin each day with 7:30 a.m. registration at the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead and start at 8 a.m. Participants will meet at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building. Participants can attend one or both of the clinics as subject matter will be different each day.

Keith Glewen, UNL extension educator said, "Benefits of the Crop Management and Diagnostic Clinics include one-on-one attention, on-site plot demonstrations, interaction with other participants, discussions about cutting edge research and an opportunity to earn continuing education credits through Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program."

Topics on July 17 include: No plant left behind: the impact of phosphorus placement on early season growth and yield of corn, soybean aphid management in the 21st century, in-field insecticide/herbicide/fungicide interactions, soil carbon sequestration in corn and soybeans, row configuration and plant populations for corn and soybeans, and crop scene investigation – hands-on plant diagnostics.

Six Certified Crop Adviser credits (crop management – 2.5, pest management – 2, soil and water management – 1, and nutrient management – .5) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.

July 18 clinic topics include achieving higher corn yields and the importance of hybrid selection for intensive management systems, in-season nitrogen application, using crop canopy sensors, corn breeding and genetics: what "we've" done – where are we going?, optimizing soybean management, using technology to make irrigation scheduling easier, and Nebraska aquifers: understanding our groundwater resources.

Six Certified Crop Adviser credits (crop production – 3, soil and water management – 2, and nutrient management – 1) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.

Early registration is recommended to reserve a seat and resource materials. Cost for one clinic is $160 for those registering one week in advance and $210 after. Cost for both clinics is $270 one week in advance and $320 after.

For more information or to register, contact the ARDC CMDC Programs, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033, call (800) 529-8030, fax (402) 624-8010, e-mail cdunbar2@unl.edu or visit the Web at http://ardc.unl.edu/training.shtml.

A late season Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic will also be held on Aug. 30th.

Late season topics include: switchgrass for bioenergy, sensing – canopy reflectance and sidedress nitrogen applications, the power of Hybrid Maize – late season validation, how cornstalks can bring value back to Nebraska, corn and soybean disease ID and management, and herbicide resistance, timing, and control recommendations for winter annuals.

Nine Certified Crop Adviser credits (pest management – 3, crop production – 2.5, soil and water management – 2, and nutrient management – 1.5) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.

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