Nebraska Extension to Host Weed Management Field Day

June 23, 2015

Lincoln, Neb. — Growers, crop consultants and educators are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's Weed Management Field Day from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 1 at the South Central Agricultural Laboratory in Clay Center.

The field day will include on-site demonstrations of new technology and new herbicides for corn and soybeans. An early morning tour will focus on weed management in corn followed by a tour of weed management in soybeans. Field experiments will provide information for weed control options using several herbicide programs.

"Several new technologies are coming to the market, including Enlist Corn and Soybean, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybean and Balance Bean," said Extension weed management specialist Amit Jhala. 

The field day will provide the opportunity to see weed control and crop safety in new herbicide-resistant soybean varieties.

Three Certified Crop Advisor Continuing Education Units are anticipated in the integrated pest management category.

There is no cost to attend the field day, but participants are asked to register at http://agronomy.unl.edu/weedresistmgt

The South Central Agricultural Laboratory is five miles west of the intersection of Highways 14 and 6, or 13 miles east of Hastings on Highway 6.


Amit Jhala
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
402-472-1534
amit.jhala@unl.edu

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