Nebraska Extension offers crop management clinics

July 1, 2016

Lincoln, Neb. — Agribusiness professionals and crop producers will take a hands-on approach to learning at Nebraska Extension’s Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic July 13 at the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.  

The training session provides the opportunity to get a close-up look at field conditions, research and techniques.

“Nebraska Extension is sharing quality information that will help those attending sharpen their crop management and diagnostic skills,” said Nebraska Extension Educator, Keith Glewen. “Benefits of the crop management and diagnostic clinics include one-on-one attention, on-site plot demonstrations, interaction with other participants, discussions about cutting edge research and an opportunity to earn continuing education credits through Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program."

Topics include: assessing soybean defoliation by insects, early season pivot checkup – a hands-on investigation of pivot irrigation systems looking for improvements, cover crop termination and weed management, genetic resistance management, and weed control. 

The training also includes a session with Elwynn Taylor, extension climatologist at Iowa State University, “What is the Weather this Season Doing to My Crop? To the Nation? Is There a True Analog Year?”

A total of 8.5 Certified Crop Adviser credits (integrated pest management - 4.5, soil and water management - 2.5, and crop management - 1.5) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building.

Early registration is recommended to reserve a seat and resource materials. Cost for the clinic is $170 for those registering one week in advance and $195 after.  

For more information or to register, contact Nebraska Extension CMDC Programs, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033, call (800) 529-8030, fax (402) 624-8010, e-mail cdunbar2@unl.edu or visit http://ardc.unl.edu/crop.shtml.

Two additional crop management diagnostic clinics will be offered in August:  Aug. 24 – late season and Aug. 25 – corn and soybean production school.  CCA credits are also available for these clinics.

Nebraska Extension is in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


Deloris Pittman
UNL Agricultural Research and Development Center
402-472-3293
dpittman1@unl.edu

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