Nebraska Soybean Day & Machinery Expo Dec. 15
The 2016 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo on Dec. 15 will assist soybean producers in planning for next year's growing season.
The expo, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., will be in the pavilion at the Saunders County Fairgrounds, 635 W. First St. in Wahoo.
Presenters include University of Nebraska researchers and specialists, Nebraska Soybean Checkoff representatives, soybean growers and private industry representatives.
- Jason Norsworthy, a weed scientist at the University of Arkansas, will discuss the current status of herbicide resistance in the United States with specific detail given to the extent of the problem in Nebraska cropping systems. Norsworthy, who has seen the effects of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth getting an early stronghold in Arkansas, will outline reasons for the development of herbicide resistance and provide strategies for growers to maximize weed control and protect against further resistance.
- Roger Hoy, director of the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory, will discuss large equipment, tires and compaction.
- Loren Geisler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, will provide the latest on management of soybean sudden death syndrome.
- Cory Walters, assistant professor and grain and oilseed economist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will discuss marketing for soybean and corn crops.
The expo also will include an update on the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff and association information.
Producers will be able to visit with representatives from seed, herbicide, fertilizer and equipment companies and view new farm equipment during a 30-minute break at 9:45 a.m.
A complimentary lunch will be served at noon. The Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization requests that each participant donate one or more cans of nonperishable food to the food pantry.
Registration is available the day of the expo at the door. There is no registration fee.
The program is sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff, Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization and private industry.