Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 9-12

Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 9-12 July 29, 2016

Demos, Research Updates & On-site  Pest/Crop Injury Diagnosis and Pivot Pressure Regulator Testing

Field demonstrations, research updates, expert speakers and on-site crop/pest sample identification are all part of this year's Soybean Management Field Days. Growers can also bring their pivot pressure regulators for on-site testing.

The series of four field days Aug. 9-12 will focus on how the state's soybean industry can stay competitive in a global marketplace, while increasing profits and helping meet the world's growing food and energy needs. The field days offer research-based information to help producers improve their soybean profitability.

Sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff in partnership with Nebraska Extension in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the field days are funded through soybean checkoff dollars.

"Management is the key word for the 2016 Soybean Management Field Days," said Ron Pavelka of Glenvil, chairman of the Nebraska Soybean Board of Directors. "This year's program will address those big challenges that each farm must manage — water, weeds, fertility, pests and markets. In a year full of production and economic challenges for Nebraska soybean farmers, I would encourage growers to take this opportunity to put their checkoff to work on their farms."

Dates & Sites

The field days begin with 9 a.m. registration and conclude at 2:30 p.m. Free registration is available the day of the event.

  • Aug. 9 near Orchard — Robert Johnston Farm, south of 859th Road and 514 Avenue
  • Aug. 10 near Chapman — Shane Greving Farm, 374 Ninth Road
  • Aug. 11 near Cordova — Eberspacher Family Farms, 4754 Saltillo Road
  • Aug. 12 near Schuyler — Goff Farms, 1046 County Road H

The field days will be held at four sites, each with replicated research and demonstration plots, lunch and time for questions. Presenters will include university specialists, educators, and industry consultants. Topics will include:

  • soybean irrigation;
  • soil fertility;
  • PPO herbicide and conventional soybean studies;
  • grain marketing and farm management;
  • soybean production management strategy comparison;
  • sprayer management for successful weed control in soybeans; and
  • Nebraska soybean checkoff investment.

Updates on biodiesel use and markets will also be provided.

Agronomy, plant disease and insect specialists will be available to address production-related questions and participants are welcome to bring crop samples for problem identification. Growers can also bring two pressure regulators from each span of a pivot for pressure testing during the field day and receive a report on regulator performance.

For more information on the field days and driving directions, visit the Soybean Management Field Days website  or contact the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff at 1-800-852-BEAN or Nebraska Extension at 1-800-529-8030.