20th Annual Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 7-10 at 4 Sites

20th Annual Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 7-10 at 4 Sites July 20, 2018

Auburn Soybean Management Field Day in 2017
Figure 1. The Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days offer growers an opportunity to view field demonstrations of new technologies and get the latest research-based soybean production and pest management information to help them iimprove their bottom line. (Photo by Deloris Pittman)

For 20 years, Soybean Management Field Days have helped growers stay competitive in the global marketplace and increase profits while meeting the world's growing food and energy needs right here in Nebraska. The field days scheduled for Aug. 7-10 will offer producers research-based information to improve their soybean profitability.

The field days are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff in partnership with Nebraska Extension in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and are funded through soybean checkoff dollars. The efforts of the checkoff are directed by the United Soybean Board promoting progress powered by U.S. farmers.

“Our goal remains the same as the first field day – to help soybean growers maximize productivity and profitability through smart decisions and efficient use of resources. Meeting the world's growing food and energy needs starts right here in Nebraska – at the 2018 Soybean Management Field Days,” says Victor Bohuslavsky, Nebraska Soybean Board Executive Director. “The Nebraska Soybean Board has been a proud sponsor since day one!”

According to Nebraska Extension Educator Keith Glewen, Soybean Management Field Days provides an opportunity to learn about research-based information.  “Producers will see their checkoff dollars at work as they learn about leading technology and ideas.”

The event consists of four stops across the state, each with replicated research, demonstration plots, lunch, and time for questions. Producers can obtain ideas and insight about the challenges they face in producing a quality crop at a profitable price in today's global economy.

Helping soybean growers maximize productivity and profitability through smart decisions and efficient use of resources.

20th anniversary SMFD logo2018 Sites

Kenesaw — Tuesday, Aug. 7, Dean Jacobitz Farm
Albion — Wednesday, Aug. 8, John and Mike Frey Farm
Hartington — Thursday, Aug. 9, Ed Lammers Farm
Cedar Bluffs — Friday, Aug. 10, Ray Jr. and Kevin Kucera

(See story for directions to field day sites.)

Soybean Management Field Day 2017
Figure 2. An attendee at the 2017 Soybean Management Field Days examines a soybean plant, learning how to better diagnose causes of injury in the field.

Presenters include university specialists, educators and industry consultants. Topics include:

  • Marketing, Risk Management and Farm Policy
  • Weed Management: Cover Crops and Weed Control, Conventional vs. Traited, Soybean Variety Production
  • Cover Crops: Managing Soybean Insects and Pathogens
  • Cover Crops and Soybean Production Irrigation Management, Soil Fertility, and Cover Crop Research

Agronomists, plant disease and insect specialists will be available to address production-related questions. Participants can bring unknown crop problems for complimentary identification.

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. 

Directions

Tuesday, Aug. 7, Dean Jacobitz Farm, Kenesaw

From Hastings, from Hwy. 281/Hwy. 34, go west 13 miles on Hwy. 34.  Turn south and go 0.7 mile onto S. Holstein Ave.
From Minden, go 17 miles northeast on Hwy. 34. Turn south and go 0.7 mile onto S. Holstein Ave. The field site is on the west side of the road. GPS:  40.556985°, -98.648740°

Wednesday, Aug. 8, John and Mike Frey Farm, Albion

From Albion, from the four-way stop sign at the intersection of Hwy. 14 and Hwy. 91 in Albion, go west on Hwy. 91 for 6 miles. Turn south and go 0.2 mile onto 190th Ave. The field day is on the west side of the road. GPS: 41.679754°, -98.1193197°

Thursday, Aug. 9, Ed Lammers Farm, Hartington

From Hartington, from Hwy. 81/Hwy. 84:  Go 1 mile north on Hwy. 81.  Turn east and go 0.7 mile on 883 Rd. The field site is on the south side of the road. GPS: 42.627032°, -97.411983 °

Friday, Aug. 10, Ray Jr. and Kevin Kucera, Cedar Bluffs

From Cedar Bluffs, go 3 miles south on Hwy. 109.  Go 1 mile west on County Rd. U.  Go 0.3 mile south on County Rd. 17. 
From Wahoo, on north end of town, from Hwy. 77/Hwy. 109 intersection, go 8 miles north on Hwy. 109. Go 1 mile west on County Rd. U.  Go 0.3 mile south on Co. Rd. 17. The field day is on the west side of the road. GPS: 41.346498°, -96.621973°

Details and Site Maps

For more information about the field days and maps to sites, visit enre.unl.edu/soydays or contact the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff at (800)852-BEAN or Nebraska Extension at 1-800-529-8030.