Nebraska Extension to host crop production clinics in January

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Topics at Nebraska Extension's 2018 crop production clinics will include soil fertility; soil water and irrigation; insect, disease and weed management; cropping systems; and agribusiness management and marketing.

December 21, 2017

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 2018.

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. Anyone attending the pesticide applicator license recertification sessions will also meet the requirements for dicamba applicator training. Dicamba is now a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) in Nebraska and additional training is required for its purchase and use.

Online registration is required for the clinics to provide meals and materials. Register at http://agronomy.unl.edu/cpc. The cost for registration is $80, which includes the 2018 Guide for Weed, Disease and Insect Management in Nebraska, the 2018 crop production clinic proceedings with further information on the topics being discussed, a meal and refreshments.

Check-in each day is from 8 to 8:30 a.m., with sessions from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2018 Crop Production Clinic Locations:

  • Jan. 10, Gering: Gering Civic Center, 1050 M St.
  • Jan. 11, North Platte: Sandhills Convention Center, 2102 S. Jeffers St.
  • Jan. 15-16, Norfolk: Lifelong Learning Center, NECC 601 E. Benjamin Ave.
  • Jan. 18, Lincoln: Embassy Suites, 1040 P St.

Nebraska Crop Management Conference

  • Jan. 24-25, Kearney: Younes Conference Center, 416 W. Talmadge Road

Pesticide applicator recertification will also be available either day of the Nebraska Crop Management Conference for the same cost as attending one of the clinics. In addition, the conference will offer 27 unique sessions over two days featuring up-to-date information for successful croppy system management. The cost of registration for both days is $150. For more information, visit https://agronomy.unl.edu/NCMC.

For more information about the clinics or the conference, contact Chris Proctor, weed management extension educator and clinic coordinator at 402-472-5441 or caproctor@unl.edu

Chris Proctor
Nebraska Extension
402-472-5411
caproctor@unl.edu
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