Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo is Dec. 15

Soybean Expo
Producers listen to a speaker at the 2015 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo. The 2016 event is 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Dec. 15 in the pavilion at the Saunders County Fairgrounds in Wahoo. (Deloris Pittman/Agricultural Research and Development Center)

November 29, 2016

Lincoln, Neb. — The 2016 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo on Dec. 15 will assist soybean producers in planning for next year's growing season.

    The expo, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., will be in the pavilion at the Saunders County Fairgrounds, 635 W. First St. in Wahoo.

    Presenters include University of Nebraska researchers and specialists, Nebraska Soybean Checkoff representatives, soybean growers and private industry representatives.

    > Jason Norsworthy, a weed scientist at the University of Arkansas, will discuss the current status of herbicide resistance in the United States with specific detail given to the extent of the problem in Nebraska cropping systems. Norsworthy will outline reasons for the development of herbicide resistance and provide strategies for growers to maximize weed control and protect against further resistance.

    > Roger Hoy, director of the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory, will discuss large equipment, tires and compaction. 

    > Loren Geisler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, will provide the latest on management of soybean sudden death syndrome. 

    > Cory Walters, assistant professor and grain and oilseed economist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will discuss marketing for soybean and corn crops.

    The expo also will include an update on the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff and association information.

    Producers will be able to visit with representatives from seed, herbicide, fertilizer and equipment companies and view new farm equipment during a 30-minute break at 9:45 a.m.

    A complimentary lunch will be served at noon. The Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization requests that each participant donate one or more cans of nonperishable food to the food pantry.

    Registration is available the day of the expo at the door. There is no registration fee. 

    For more information about the program or exhibitor information, visit http://ardc.unl.edu/nebraskasoyexpo, call 800-529-8030 or e-mail kglewen1@unl.edu.  

    The program is sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff, Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization and private industry.


Keith Glewen
Extension Educator
Southeast Research and Extension Center
800-529-8030
kglewen1@unl.edu

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