Farmers and agribusiness professionals canl take a close-up look at field conditions, research and techniques at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's midsummer Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics. They will be held July 17-18 at the Agricultural Research and Extension Center near Mead.
The UNL Extension clinics begin each day with 7:30 a.m. with registration and programs begin at 8 .m. Participants can attend one or both of the clinics as 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," says Keith Glewen, UNL extension educator.
Topics on July 17 include: No plant left behind: the impact of phosphorus placement on early season growth and yield of corn; soybean aphid management in the 21st century; in-field insecticide/herbicide/fungicide interactions; soil carbon sequestration in corn and soybeans; row configuration and plant populations for corn and soybeans; and crop scene investigation--hands-on plant diagnostics.
July 18 clinic topics include achieving higher corn yields and the importance of hybrid selection for intensive management systems; in-season nitrogen application, using crop canopy sensors; corn breeding and genetics: what "we've" done – where are we going?; optimizing soybean management, using technology to make irrigation scheduling easier; and Nebraska aquifers: understanding our groundwater resources.
Early registration is recommended to reserve a seat and resource materials. Cost for one clinic is $160 for those registering one week in advance and $210 after. Cost for both clinics is $270 one week in advance and $320 after.
For more information or to register, contact the ARDC CMDC Programs, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033, call (800) 529-8030, fax (402) 624-8010, e-mail [email protected] or visit the Web at http://ardc.unl.edu/training.shtml.
A late season Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic will also be held on Aug. 30. Topics include: switchgrass for bioenergy; sensing – canopy reflectance and sidedress nitrogen applications; the power of Hybrid Maize--late season validation; how cornstalks can
bring value back to Nebraska; corn and soybean disease identification and management, and herbicide resistance, timing, and control recommendations for winter annuals.