Conferences Will Help Farmers Use No-Till Successfully

Conferences Will Help Farmers Use No-Till Successfully

Soil structure, cover crops, and weed resistance among topics at three Nebraska sites.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension at Nebraska No-Till Conferences will provide corn and soybean producers with information on how to be successful using no-till farming practices

The conferences are from 9:25 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 21 at UNL's Agricultural Research and

Development Center near Mead; from 10:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Valley Ag Complex in Ord; and from 9:25 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Ag Center in Holdrege. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the ARDC and Holdrege and at 10 a.m. in Ord.

UNL Extension educators Keith Glewen and Chuck Burr, and Paul Jasa,

UNL extension engineer—the three conference organizers--say producers will learn the benefits of no-till and how it can work for them.

Speakers include no-till farmers, university specialists and industry representatives.

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, associate professor of soil management, crop and soil sciences at Pennsylvania State University will present "Soil Structure Compaction and No-Till." 

Paul Ackley, a no-till farmer from Bedford, Iowa, will speak at the conference about his practical experience with no-till. He has experimented many years to find the right stubble and cover crop rotation for his soybean and corn fields.

Scott Sloan, a product engineering manager for Des Moines, Iowa-based Titan Tire Corporation, will discuss the impact of no-till on tires from a manufacturer's perspective in his "Where Ag Tires Fear to Tread" presentation.

Resistant weed management in no-till will be covered by Lowell Sandell, UNL Extension weed specialist.

Pioneer Hi-Bred International agronomy trials managers Chris Zwiener and Jon Propheter will share information about what precision ag technology is key in no-till farming.

The ARDC and Holdrege conferences also include a farmer panel discussion.

Pre-registration is due Feb 17. To register for the ARDC conference, call 402-624-8030 or 800-529-8030 or email [email protected].  

To register for the Ord conference, call 308-728-5071 or email [email protected].  

To register for the Holdrege conference, call 308-995-4222 or email [email protected].

Online registration is available at http://ardc.unl.edu/no-till.shtml.  

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