Dec. 10, 2013
LINCOLN, Neb. — Crop producers and agribusiness professionals can improve their profitability and sustainability during the 2014 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Crop Production Clinics.
The clinics will be offered at nine locations across Nebraska in January 2014.
They will feature presentations from extension specialists and educators on soil fertility, soil water and irrigation management, crop production, ag business management and policy, pesticide safety, and disease, insect and weed pest management.
Program topics are tailored to meet the needs of cropping systems in different parts of the state, and vary by location.
The clinics will be the primary venue for commercial and non-commercial pesticide applicators to renew their licenses in the categories of Ag Plant, Regulatory and Demonstrations/Research. Private pesticide applicator can be recertified by attending the clinics.
Certified Crop Advisors can earn continuing education units in the Integrated Pest Management (six CEU), Soil and Water (two CEU), Nutrient Management (one CEU) and Crop Production (three CEU). Attendees can earn a maximum of six CEU at a location.
Registration is available online at http://cpc.unl.edu/ or is available at the door starting at 8 a.m. before each clinic which start at 9 a.m. Cost is $60 for those pre-registering online or $75 at the door. The fee includes a noon meal, the 2014 Guide for Weed Management in Nebraska and the 2014 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings.
Dates and locations for the 2014 Crop Production Clinics are as follows:
– Jan. 7, Gering Civic Center, Gering
– Jan. 8, Sandhills Convention Center, North Platte
– Jan. 9, Adams County Fairgrounds, Hastings
– Jan. 14, Younes Conference Center, Kearney
– Jan. 15, The Auditorium, York
– Jan. 16, Beatrice Country Club, Beatrice
– Jan. 21, Community Center, Atkinson
– Jan. 22, Lifelong Learning Center at the Northeast Research and Extension Center, Norfolk
– Jan. 23, Agricultural Research and Development Center, Mead
For more information, contact a local UNL Extension office or call 402-472-2811 or 402-472-1632.
UNL Extension is in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.Lowell Sandell
Assistant Extension Educator
Agronomy and Horticulture
Sandi Alswager Karstens
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