The ninth annual Soybean Management Field Days event is set for Aug. 14-17. "Growing America's Future" is the theme for this year's event that will focus on staying competitive in a global marketplace, increasing profits and meeting the world's growing food and energy needs.
The field days will offer unbiased and research-based information to improve their soybean profitability The event consists of four field stops across the state, each with demonstration plots, lunch and time for questions. Producers can obtain ideas and insight about the challenges they face in producing a quality crop at a profitable price in today's global economy.
Topics include: Soybean row spacing, plant population, planting date and water management; managing new and emerging disease, insect and weed problems; nutrient management issues for soybean production; and making crop yield and price decisions. Presenters include university specialists, educators and industry consultants.
Agronomists, plant disease and insect specialists will be available to address production-related questions. Participants can bring unknown crop problems for free identification.
The field days begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. Free registration is available the day of the event.
Dates and locations are:
Aug. 14, Hastings/Doniphan, Bob Johnson farm.
Aug. 15, Weeping Water, Ron Baxter and Dave Baxter farm.
Aug. 16, Osmond, Schmit farm (Dan Schmit and John Schmit).
Aug. 17, Genoa/St. Edward, John Nelson and Darren Nelson farm.
Continuing education credits for the Certified Crop Advisor program will be available.
For more information about the field days, visit the Soybean Management Field Days Web site at ardc.unl.edu/soydays.htm, nebraskasoybeans.org or contact the Nebraska Soybean Board at (800) 852-BEAN or University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension at (800) 529-8030.
The field days are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board in partnership with UNL Extension and are funded through checkoff dollars.