Nebraska No-Till Conferences at 3 Sites in February -- UNL CropWatch, Jan. 25, 2012

Nebraska No-Till Conferences at 3 Sites in February -- UNL CropWatch, Jan. 25, 2012

January 25, 2012

Conference Schedule

Feb. 21 - 9:25 a.m.-3 p.m.
UNL's Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead

Feb. 22 - 10:15 a.m.-3 p.m.
Valley Ag Complex in Ord

Feb. 23 - 9:25 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Feb. 23
Ag Center in Holdrege.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the ARDC and Holdrege and at 10 a.m. in Ord

Learn from successful no-till farmers, UNL specialists, and industry representatives at this year's Nebraska No-Till Conferences.  The conferences are free and will be held at three sites across the state:  the UNL Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead, Ord, and Holdrege.

Conference organizers, UNL Extension educators Keith Glewen and Chuck Burr and UNL extension engineer Paul Jasa, say producers will learn the benefits of no-till and how it can work for them.

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, associate professor of soil management, crop and soil sciences at Pennsylvania State University, will present "Soil Structure Compaction and No-Till."

Paul Ackley, a no-till farmer from Bedford, Iowa, will speak at the conference about his practical experience with no-till. He has experimented many years to find the right stubble and cover crop rotation for his soybean and corn fields.

Scott Sloan, a product engineering manager for Des Moines, Iowa-based Titan Tire Corporation, will discuss the impact of no-till on tires from a manufacturer's perspective in his "Where Ag Tires Fear to Tread" presentation.

Resistant weed management in no-till will be covered by Lowell Sandell, UNL Extension weed specialist.

Chris Zwiener and Jon Propheter, Pioneer Hi-Bred International agronomy trials managers, will share information about precision ag technology that are is key in no-till farming.

The ARDC and Holdrege conferences also will include a farmer panel discussion.


Pre-registration is due Feb 17 to plan for meals. To register for

Online registration is available at

There is no fee for this conference, courtesy of UNL Extension in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Nebraska Soybean Board and the Nebraska Environmental Trust. Other sponsors include: Lower Platte North Natural Resources District, Tri Basin Natural Resources District, Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, Farm Credit Services of America, Lofquist Welding -- Dustin Lofquist and Arrow Seed Company -- Rich Russell.

Sandi Karstens