2016 High Plains Cropping School to Focus on Wheat, Field Peas

2016 High Plains Cropping School to Focus on Wheat, Field Peas May 10, 2016

Producers, crop consultants and others involved in winter wheat or field pea production can sharpen their knowledge and skills at the 2016 High Plains Advanced Cropping School on June 21. Registration for the event, which is sponsored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center, is open until May 23.

UNL specialists and educators will lead a full day of in-depth, field-oriented, hands-on sessions focusing 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 cause yield reductions.

The school will be held at the Panhandle REC at Scottsbluff starting at 8 a.m. On-line registration is available at http://go.unl.edu/croppingschool. More information is available on the Panhandle Center’s website, including a program flyer.

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

The registration fee of $250 per person includes reference materials, a hand lens, cap, carry bag, meals, and break refreshments. If the available slots fill up on June 21, an additional class will be scheduled for June 23.

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

Topics will include:

  • Growth Stages: Cody Creech, UNL Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist
  • Diagnosing Herbicide Injury in Crops: Nevin Lawrence, UNL Integrated Weed Management Specialist
  • Insect Pests of Peas and Wheat: Jeff Bradshaw, UNL Entomologist
  • Identifying and Distinguishing Between Diseases: Bob Harveson, UNL Plant Pathologist
  • Managing Nutrients and Predicting Yield: Cody Creech, UNL Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist
  • Hail Disruption of Apical Dominance in Pea: Alexander Pavlista, UNL Crop Physiologist
  • Pea Genetics in Yield Loss from Hail or Other Mechanical Damage: Dipak Santra, UNL Alternative Crops Breeding Specialist
  • Field Pea Production and Marketing Q&A Session: UNL Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf
Brochure for Wheat and Field Pea Cropping School
Links to full brochure and registration information.