Lincoln, Neb. —The virtual 2021 Nebraska Crop Management Conference will feature research updates and information tailored to Nebraska crop issues and grower interests. Experts will provide research-based information in disease and insect management, precision agriculture, weed management, soil health and nutrient management, crop management, cover crops, application technology, agribusiness management and pesticide safety.
Sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the virtual conference sessions will be presented live January 27 on Zoom. Session details, registration and Zoom instructions are available at http://agronomy.unl.edu/ncmc.
Pesticide applicator recertification training and Certified Crop Advisor credits are also included in the conference programing.
"This year’s conference will include updates from the Nebraska Healthy Soils Taskforce and highlights from on-farm research that occurred in 2020 on ag technology and cover crops. Research updates will also include important pests seen in Nebraska including the Soybean Gall Midge and Tar spot,” said Chris Proctor, conference coordinator and associate Extension educator in weed management.
“Our goal is to provide practical, profitable and environmentally sound information that is research-based for agricultural professionals and producers,” said Proctor.
Certified Crop Advisor credits will be available in following areas: crop management, nutrient management, integrated pest management, soil and water management.
The conference will also provide opportunity for commercial and non-commercial and private pesticide applicators to renew their licenses in the following categories: general standards (00), ag plant (01) and demonstration/research (D/R).
Complete agendas and online registration are available at http://agronomy.unl.edu/ncmc. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $80.