Confronting Cropping Challenges Program to be Offered in December 2021

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Confronting Cropping Challenges Program to be Offered in December 2021

Producers in northeast Nebraska will have an opportunity to learn from cropping issues that impacted the area during the 2021 growing season. The Confronting Cropping Challenges program will help producers make decisions for the 2022 growing season and renew their private pesticide applicator license. This is the fifth year for the Confronting Cropping Challenges program, and responses from previous years have been very positive. This year the program will be offered in five locations across northeast Nebraska in December. The program will begin at 1 p.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.


  • Tuesday, Dec. 7 — Holt County Courthouse Annex, O’Neill
  • Wednesday, Dec. 8 — Club Room, Ag Park, Columbus
  • Thursday, Dec. 9 — Nielsen Community Center, West Point
  • Tuesday, Dec. 14 — City Auditorium, Randolph
  • Thursday, Dec. 16 — Boone County Fairgrounds, Albion

Topics to be Covered Include:

  • Fall Armyworms, will they be back?
  • Tar spot, a new disease confirmed in corn
  • Herbicide selection
  • Private Pesticide Applicator recertification  

You can join us for just the first three informational sessions or if you need to renew your private pesticide applicator license in 2022, please attend the whole program. Even though this training is being offered in 2021, you will not lose a year of certification on your license. 

Please note that this training will only offer recertification of private pesticide licenses — those needing initial training will need to attend one of the other trainings offered in early 2022. In addition to cropping info, the four topics will cover important areas for pesticide applicators such as IPM, reading a label, resistance management and minimizing environmental concerns. The program being offered in Albion will be more tailored to those producers with cattle.

The cost for the program is $10 if you are only attending the first three sessions. If you are being recertified for your private pesticide applicators license, the cost will be $60. The additional $50 is the same as you would pay to be recertified at a traditional private pesticide applicator training.  

Preregistration is appreciated but not required.

For more information, contact your local Nebraska Extension office

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