Corn and Soybean Growers to Share On-Farm Research March 13

Corn and Soybean Growers to Share On-Farm Research March 13

February 10, 2012

Corn and soybean growers are invited to attend the Nebraska Soybean and Feed Grains Profitability Project on-farm research update March 13 at UNL's Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.

The 9 a.m.-3 p.m. program will be at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building.

Producers will obtain valuable crop production-related information from on-farm research projects conducted on Nebraska farms by Nebraska farmers.

The Nebraska Soybean and Feed Grains Profitability Project is an on-farm research project designed to provide farm operators with an understanding of how to conduct crop research on their farms using their own machinery. Comparisons are scientifically designed, statistically analyzed and conducted for three years to assure reliable, useful information.

"The Seven Wonders of High Yield Corn Management" will be presented via interactive video conference by the luncheon speaker, Fred Below, University of Illinois.

Below is a professor of plant physiology with the University of Illinois and has spent over 25 years researching what it takes to reach the 300 bushel yield goal. Through his innovative research, he has determined the seven most important factors to achieve the highest possible corn yields. His research focuses on understanding factors limiting crop productivity.

Registration is $50 for non-NSFGPP members. This includes a copy of the annual on-farm research report, refreshments and noon luncheon. Pre-registration is encouraged by March 8.

To register or for more information about the Nebraska Soybean and Feed Grains Profitability Project or how to conduct crop-related research on your farm, call 800-529-8030 or visit the website at http://on-farmresearch.unl.edu/.

This event is sponsored by UNL Extension in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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