Nebraska Crop Management Conference this January

Nebraska Crop Management Conference this January

The 2020 Nebraska Crop Management Conference will feature research updates and information tailored to Nebraska crop issues and grower interests. Session topics will include cropping system management, extreme weather impact on agriculture, soil nutrition, irrigation, pest management, and marketing.

New this year the Nebraska Ag Technology Association is partnering with the conference and will present several sessions on new ag technology for Nebraska.

Sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the conference will be Jan. 22-23 at the Younes Convention Center in Kearney. Registration is available for one or both days. Pesticide applicator recertification training will be held on each date.

"This year’s conference will focus on preparing for extreme weather events, ag technology, and research updates on important pests we are seeing in Nebraska," said Chris Proctor, weed management extension educator and clinic coordinator. For example, the soybean gall midge and tar spot are two new pests to pay attention to in the coming year, he said.

“Our goal is to provide practical, profitable, environmentally sound information that is research-based for agricultural professionals and producers,” he said.

The program agenda and online registration will be available at http://agronomy.unl.edu/ncmc. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $80 for one day or $150 for both days.

A maximum of 12 Certified Crop Advisor credits will be available in crop production, nutrient management, integrated pest management, water management and professional development.

Pesticide Applicator Recertification

The conference will also provide opportunity for commercial and non-commercial pesticide applicators to renew their licenses in the following categories: ag plant and demonstration/research. Private pesticide applicators can also renew their licenses.

Pesticide applicator recertification training will be available in these categories: commercial/non-commercial in ag plant, and demonstration/research; and private applicator.