Late Season Crop Diagnostics Clinic and Corn Soybean School at ARDC

Producers analyze soybean plants at the 2015 late-season crop management diagnostic clinic. (Photo by Deloris Pittman)
Producers analyze soybean plants at the 2015 late-season crop management diagnostic clinic. (Photo by Deloris Pittman)

Late Season Crop Diagnostics Clinic and Corn Soybean School at ARDC

Nebraska Extension is offering a Late Season Crop Diagnostic Clinic Aug. 24 and a Corn and Soybean Production School Aug. 25. Both sessions will be at the Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1071 County Road G, near Mead.

Aug. 24 topics include corn and soybean disease analysis; crop scene investigation; end-of-season pivot checkup; field to market – quantifying sustainability in crop production; hail damage in soybeans; and summer forages for silage and hay. Nine Certified Crop Adviser credits are available.

Aug. 25 topics include implications of growth and development on corn management; hail injury and corn recovery; cover crops in corn; tradeoffs associated with planting early-maturing corn hybrids; and how not to be a "you don't know Jack" soybean agronomist. Six and a half Certified Crop Adviser credits are available.

"In-season crop management practices will be covered at both clinics," said Nebraska Extension Educator Keith Glewen. "We will take a look at how to best manage what has been taking place in Nebraska fields this year, as well as potential situations that could still arise."

During the Aug. 25 corn and soybean production school, participants will compare multiple maturities in the same field, Glewen said. The various growth and development stages will be used to demonstrate the impact that management practices could have on final yield.

Registration for both clinics begins at 7:15 a.m. The Aug. 24 training runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Aug. 25 session is from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Participants will meet at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building.

Early registration is recommended to reserve a seat and resource materials. Cost for the Aug. 24 session is $170 for those registering one week in advance and $195 afterward. Cost for the Aug. 25 session is $100 for those registering one week in advance and $125 afterward.

For more information or to register, contact Nebraska Extension CMDC Programs, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033, call (800) 529-8030, fax (402) 624-8010, email cdunbar2@unl.edu or visit http://ardc.unl.edu/training.shtml.