Crop Production Clinics Jan. 4-19 across Nebraska

Crop production and pest and water management will be among the topics at Crop Production Clinics to be held at nine sites across the state in January.
Crop production and pest and water management will be among the topics at Crop Production Clinics to be held at nine sites across the state in January.

Crop Production Clinics Jan. 4-19 across Nebraska December 8, 2016

This year's Nebraska Crop Production Clinics feature agronomic, pest management, and farm management information to help growers make smart research-based decisions to improve their bottom line. Clinics will be held at nine sites across the state, starting with Gering on Jan. 4 and ending with Kearney on Jan. 19.

CPC Schedule

Registration forms and programs for each site are available at agronomy.unl.edu/cpc.
  • January 4 ― Gering, Gering Civic Center, 1050 M St.
  • January 5 ― North Platte, Sandhills Convention Center, 2102 S. Jeffers
  • January 6 ― York, Holthus Convention Center, 3130 Holen Rd.
  • January 10 ― Beatrice, Beatrice Country Club, 1301 Oak St.
  • January 11 ― Hastings, Adams County Fairgrounds, 947 S. Baltimore Ave.
  • January 12 ― Ithaca, NU Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1071 County Road G
  • January 17 ― Atkinson, Atkinson Community Center, 206 W. 5th S
  • January 18 ― Norfolk, Lifelong Learning Center, Northeast Community College, 601 E. Benjamin Ave.
  • January 19-20 ― Kearney, Nebraska Crop Management Conference, Younes Conference Center, 416 W. Talmadge Rd. For more information on this two-day conference, including how to register for the Crop Production Clinic portion, see the CW story.

Sponsored by Nebraska Exension, the Crop Production Clinics offer farmers and agribusiness an opportunity to get the latest research updates and crop production and pest management recommendations for Nebraska. While the program topics may vary from site to site, all include pesticide applicator recertification training in these categories: commercial/noncommercial in ag plant and demonstration/research; and private applicator.

Extension specialists from a range of disciplines, including agronomy, entomology, plant pathology, pesticide safety, agricultural economics, and climatology, will be sharing timely information based on Nebraska conditions and research findings. Many Extension specialists and educators will also be available during the day to answer questions.

Among the topics available at various sites are:

  • What’s New in Plant Pathology, Weed Science, and Entomology
  • Weed Resistance and Management
  • Improving Pesticide Efficacy and Managing Spray Drift
  • Fungicide Application Timing and Disease Control
  • Farm Programs: Expected Payments and Safety Net Support Through 2018
  • Trends in Nebraska Cropland Markets and Rental Considerations
  • What Does it Take to Produce 80 bu/ac Soybean Routinely?
  • Soil Water Sensors for Irrigation Management
  • Discovering Answers! The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network
  • Cover Crop Truths: Ignoring Fiction and “Rural” Legends
  • Pesticide Laws and Regulations
  • Climate Information and Decision-Making

Topics vary by location. For the full list of topics available for your intended location, check the program.

Registration

Registration forms and programs for each site are available at agronomy.unl.edu/cpc. Registration for each site closes at 3 p.m. the day prior to the clinic. Check-in for each site is from 8 to 8:30 a.m., with sessions from 8:45 to 4 p.m. The cost for on-line pre-registration is $65 and includes a noon meal, refreshments, the 2017 Guide for Weed Management in Nebraska, and the 2017 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings. Registration at the door is $80.

A maximum of six CCA credits will be awarded each day in the following categories: crop production (2), nutrient management (1), integrated pest management (6), water management (1), and professional development (2).

For more information about the clinics, contact Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, at 402-472-1534 or amit.jhala@unl.edu.