2013 High Plains Cropping School to Focus on Sugarbeets - UNL CropWatch, May 9, 2013

2013 High Plains Cropping School to Focus on Sugarbeets - UNL CropWatch, May 9, 2013

May 9, 2013


How do we simulate hail damage to crops for a demonstration plot? Register by June 10 for the High Plains Cropping School for Sugarbeets to update and sharpen your knowledge about sugarbeet production.


Producers, crop consultants, and others involved in sugarbeet production have an opportunity to sharpen their knowledge and skills in August, when the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center sponsors the 2013 High Plains Advanced Cropping School for Sugarbeets.

The cropping school will begin at 8 a.m. August 15 at the Hampton Inn in Scottsbuff and end with lunch August 16. Participants will be transported by bus to the in-field classes at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center.

Program Topics

UNL specialists and educators, along with industry professionals, will lead two days of in-depth, field-oriented, hands-on sessions that center on production problems in the western Great Plains and production areas of the Rocky Mountains. A special emphasis will be placed on stress-related problems that can reduce yield.

Program topics will include:

  • Sugarbeet hybrids and growth stages
  • Weed control
  • Integrated pest management and insects
  • Identifying and treating diseases
  • Irrigation and nutrient management

Additional topics will be announced as speakers are finalized.

Registration and CCA Credits

Advance registration is required by June 10. On-line registration is available at go.unl.edu/croppingschool or contact UNL Event and Conference Planning, 7 ACB, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebr., 68583, telephone 800-328-2851 or 402-472-1772, or email eventplanning@unl.edu.

A block of motel rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn in Scottsbluff for conference registrants. More information about lodging options is available on the Panhandle Research and Extension Center’s program website at http://panhandle.unl.edu/hpacs.

For more information call the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff and ask for Jeff Bradshaw (308-632-1369) or Pat Martin (308-632-1276).

The registration fee of $180 per person includes reference materials, a hand lens, cap, lunch on both days, supper on August 15, and break refreshments. After August 8, registration will be accepted if space is still available, but the fee will increase to $220 per person.

Nebraska and Wyoming CCA (Certified Crop Advisor) credits will be applied for. Check with your state for reciprocity with the Nebraska or Wyoming certified crop advisor program.

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