Nebraska Extension to host crop production clinics in January

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

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 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

Amit Jhala
Nebraska Extension