Confronting Cropping Challenges Program to be Offered in November and December 2022

Drought-affected field
This year's program will assist producers with making decisions for the 2023 growing season, as well as renewing their private pesticide applicator licenses.

Confronting Cropping Challenges Program to be Offered in November and December 2022

Producers in northeast Nebraska will have an opportunity to learn from cropping issues that impacted the area during the 2022 growing season.

The Confronting Cropping Challenges program will help producers make decisions for the 2023 growing season and they can renew their private pesticide applicator license. This is the sixth 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, Nov. 29 — Lyons Community Center, Lyons
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6 — Community Center, Bloomfield
  • Thursday, Dec. 8 — Valley County Ag Complex, Ord
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13 — County Fair Grounds Commercial Building, Madison
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14 — Butler County Event Center, David City

Program Topics

  • Corn tar spot
  • Drift management/boom sprayer calibration
  • Drought (herbicide carryover, nutrient carryover, irrigation considerations)

In addition to cropping info, the topics will cover important areas for pesticide applicators such as IPM, reading a label, resistance management and minimizing environmental concerns.  

You can join us for just the first three informational sessions or if you need to renew your private pesticide applicator license in 2023, please attend the whole program. Even though this training is being offered in 2022, 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 training courses offered in early 2023.

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.  

Pre-registration online is appreciated but not required.

For more information, contact your local Nebraska Extension office

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