November 30, 2016
Lincoln, Neb. — University of Nebraska-Lincoln crop production and pest management specialists have scheduled a series of crop production clinics across the state in January to provide the latest research-based information and recommendations for 2017.
Topics will include soil fertility; soil water and irrigation; insect, disease and weed management; cropping systems; and agribusiness management and marketing. The complete agendas are available at http://agronomy.unl.edu/cpc.
The clinics will be the primary venue for commercial and noncommercial pesticide applicators to renew their licenses in the following categories: ag plant and demonstration/research. The crop production clinics also will serve as a venue for private pesticide applicators to renew their licenses. Representatives from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture will be present to verify attendance.
A maximum of six Certified Crop Advisor credits will be available per day in these areas: crop production (two), nutrient management (one), integrated pest management (six), water management (one) and professional development (two).
Pesticide applicator recertification training will be available in these categories: commercial/noncommercial in ag plant, and demonstration/research; and private applicator.
Online registration is required for the clinics to provide meals and materials. Register at http://agronomy.unl.edu/cpc. The cost for pre-registration by 3 p.m. the day before the clinic is $65. Online pre-registration includes the 2017 Guide for Weed, Disease and Insect Management in Nebraska, the 2017 crop production clinic proceedings with further information on the topics being discussed, a meal and refreshments. On-site registration is $80.
Check-in each day is from 8 to 8:30 a.m., with sessions from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Jan. 4, Gering: Gering Civic Center, 1050 M St.
- Jan. 5, North Platte: Sandhills Convention Center, 2102 S. Jeffers St.
- Jan. 6, York: Holthus Convention Center, 3130 Holen Ave.
- Jan. 10, Beatrice: Beatrice Country Club, 1301 Oak St.
- Jan. 11, Hastings: Adams County Fairgrounds, 947 S. Baltimore Ave.
- Jan. 12, Ithaca: Saunders County Extension Office, 1071 County Road G
- Jan. 17, Atkinson: Atkinson Community Center, 206 W. Fifth St.
- Jan. 18, Norfolk: Lifelong Learning Center, NECC 601 E. Benjamin Ave.
- Jan. 19-20, Kearney: Younes Conference Center, 416 W. Talmadge Road, Nebraska Crop Management Conference
For more information about the clinics, contact Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, at 402-472-1534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.