Grant Field Day to Focus on Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum

Grant Field Day to Focus on Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum

A crops field day Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Grant offers an opportunity to visit plot demonstrations and talk with UNL experts, other farmers and agribusinesses. The main focus of field day will be:

  1. Plot tours of on-going cropping systems research on corn, soybean, and grain sorghum
  2. Updates from the corn industry
  3. Planting technologies
  4. Updates from UNL researchers

Field Day Schedule

8:00-8:30 am Welcome reception and registration

8:30-10:30 am Plot Tours

  • Grain Sorghum Variety Trial - Walk through the varieties with the grain sorghum seed industry
  • Dryland Corn Study - Four hybrids planted at five planting dates and five seeding rates
  • Soybean Fertility Study - 13 fertility treatments including compost, biological products, foliar fertilizers, etc.
  • Soybean Irrigated Agronomy Study - planting date, row spacing, seeding rate, compost applications

10:30-11:15 am Break - Visit Exhibitors and Precision Planting Demo

11:15-Noon Seed Corn Industry Recommendations - Pioneer, Croplan, DeKalb & Golden Harvest

Noon-1:00 pm Lunch break & Nutrien Ag Solutions - Manage Inputs To Maximize Profit

1:15-1:45 pm Networking break - Visit Exhibitors and Precision Planting Demo

1:45-3:00 pm Latest Crop Production Research From UNL:

  • Four Sources of Information That Can Help in Crop Management During These Challenging Times (Bob Klein)
  • Western Bean Cutworm Management (Julie Peterson)
  • Key Management Strategies for Irrigated Soybean (Chuck Burr and Strahinja Stepanovic)

Ultimately, we encourage farmers to attend, enjoy a free lunch and fellowship, and provide us feedback on what Nebraska Extension can do to better serve our farming community.

Registration

To register for this event call Perkins County Extension office at 308-352-4340 or email Strahinja Stepanovic. The registration deadline is August 16. View the promotional flyer.