Midsummer Crop Diagnostic Clinics Offered near Mead

Midsummer Crop Diagnostic Clinics Offered near Mead

July 1, 2009

Agribusiness professionals and crop producers can get a close-up look at field conditions and problems occuring at this point in the season at UNL's midsummer Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics July 22-23.

The UNL Extension clinics begin each day with 7:30 a.m. registration and an 8 a.m. program at the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead. Participants will meet at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building. The subject matter will differ each day and participants can attend one or both days.

July 22 Clinic Topics

  • In-depth soybean cyst nematode (SCN) management
  • Crop protection/weed issues/Goss's wilt
  • Troubleshooting corn stand problems
  • Stax and more Stax: making a smart choice
  • Irrigation — nitrogen management
  • Benchmarking corn water productivity in irrigated and rainfed systems and how to use this information

July 23 Clinic Topics

  • Crop disasters, late planting and tough choices
  • Tailoring weed management strategies for your field
  • Improving nutrient management
  • Alfalfa disease management
  • Optimizing yield in irrigated soybean systems
  • How can weather forecasts be so wrong, so often?

Presenters include UNL faculty and private industry agronomists. Approval is pending for six Certified Crop Adviser credits for each clinic.

Register Early

Early registration is recommended to reserve a seat and resource materials. Cost for one clinic is $145 for those registering one week in advance and $195 thereafter. Cost for both clinics is $255 one week in advance and $305 thereafter.

For more information or to register, contact the ARDC CMDC Programs, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033, call (800) 529-8030, fax (402) 624-8010, e-mail cdunbar2@unl.edu or visit the Web at http://ardc.unl.edu/training.shtml.

Late Season Clinic

A late season Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic will be held Aug. 20. Topics include: getting the most out of your nitrogen dollar; soybean management — creating higher potential yield; corn growth and ear development; effects of biostimulants/growth enhancers/anti-stress chemistries on soybeans and corn; irrigation management; and carbon sequestration report card.

Nine Certified Crop Adviser credits are pending for this clinic. Cost is $145 for those registering one week in advance and $195 thereafter.

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