See Latest Field Research at South Central Ag Lab Field Day Aug. 4

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See Latest Field Research at South Central Ag Lab Field Day Aug. 4

Come see what’s going on at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s South Central Agricultural Laboratory (SCAL) field trials on Thursday, Aug. 4. The field day includes topics focusing on improved crop production and profitability. The event is designed so guests can customize their day to select the tours they are most interested in.

Topics and presenters include:

  • Nutrient Management — Insights from long-term research trials and digital agriculture technologies in corn and winter wheat. Presented by Laila Puntel, extension soil fertility and precision ag specialist; Guillermo Balboa, research assistant professor; Jose Cesario, graduate student; and Christian Uwineza, graduate student.
  • Soil Health  — Using cover crops, biochar and other practices. Presented by Katja Koehler-Cole, soil health management extension educator; Michael Kaiser, asststant professor in applied soil chemistry; and Britt Fossum, graduate student.
  • Disease Management — Corn and soybean disease updates. Presented by Tamra Jackson-Ziems and Dylan Mangel, Nebraska Extension plant pathologists.
  • Insect Management — Corn and soybean insect updates. Presented by Robert Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist and Ron Seymour, Nebraska Extension educator.
  • Irrigation Management  — Remote sensing for irrigation scheduling. Steve Melvin, cropping systems extension educator and Christopher Neale, director, Water for Food Institute.
  • Weed Management — Cover crop for weed suppression in corn and soybean: Planting green and intercropping. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist.

The event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m., opening remarks by Charles Stoltenow, dean of Nebraska Extension, at 8:45 a.m. followed by tours of research sites through 3:05 p.m. John Shanahan with Agoro Carbon is the keynote speaker during the lunch break presenting “Carbon market potential for U.S. producers”. 

SCAL is located at 851 Hwy. 6 near Harvard.

Details, map and registration are available online. There is no cost to attend the field day, but participants are asked to preregister at the website by Monday, Aug. 1 for planning purposes.

For more information, call (402) 762-3536 or email Sharon Hachtel. Continuing education units have been applied for and are pending.

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