Two UNL Extension crop diagnostic clinics will be held this summer at the Agricultural Research and Extension Center near Mead.
A two-day July clinic, July 17 and 18, features Bob Nielsen, national corn specialist from Purdue University and native Nebraskan, says Keith Glewen, UNL Extension educator in Saunders County.
Topics on July 17 include: corn crop canopy, light interception, and grain yield; corn silage; update on nematodes of corn and soybeans; and crop water use.
The clinic on July 18 includes sessions on corn pollination; evaluating efficacy of tank mixing herbicides for hard-to-control weeds in corn; nitrogen availability from feedlot manure and holding pond effluent; pesticide application equipment; crop scene investigation; and atrazine in surface and groundwater.
Participants can attend one or both of the clinics since subject matter will be different each day.
"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," according to Glewen.
The UNL Extension clinics begin each day with 7:30 a.m. registration at the ARDC near Mead and start at 8 a.m. Participants will meet at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building.
Cost for one clinic is $160 for those registering one week in advance and $210 after. Cost for both clinics is $280 one week in advance and $320 after.
Another clinic focusing on physical, chemical and biological properties of soil and water will also be held on Aug. 28 at Mead.