Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 12-15

Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 12-15

The 16th annual Soybean Management Field Days will focus on increasing profits, staying competitive in a global marketplace, and meeting the world's growing food and energy needs starting right here in Nebraska.

The field days will be held Aug. 12-15 at farm sites near Auburn, Shickley, Belgrade, and Snyder. They are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board in partnership with UNL Extension in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and are funded through soybean checkoff dollars. The efforts of the checkoff are directed by the United Soybean Board promoting progress powered by U.S. farmers.

The field days offer research-based, unbiased information to help producers improve soybean profitability and ideas and insights into producing a quality crop at a profitable price in today's global economy.

Greg Peters of DeWitt, chairman of the Nebraska Soybean Board of Directors, says Soybean Management Field Days are an opportunity for soybean producers to see firsthand management tips they can use in their operations. It also gives them a chance to visit with other producers as well as experts from the university and industry about issues they may have that are not covered by the field day, or to give the soybean board ideas for field days next year.

Programs at each site will feature replicated research/ demonstration plots, lunch, and time for questions. Topics will include:

  • herbicide applications,
  • water quality and resistance management;
  • growth, development and growth enhancement products;
  • multiple soybean input study — row spacing, fungicides (foliar and seed applied), insecticides, and nutrient management;
  • soybean irrigation management;
  • grain marketing/ag policy/risk management;
  • Nebraska Soybean Checkoff investment; and
  • how to handle, store and use biodiesel in the farming operation.

By participating in the Soybean Management Field Days, producers will see their checkoff dollars at work bringing leading technology and ideas to producers.

Presenters include university specialists, educators and industry consultants.Agronomists and plant disease and insect specialists will be available to address production-related questions. Participants can bring unknown crop problems for complimentary identification.The field days begin with 9 a.m. registration and will conclude at 2:30 p.m. Free registration is available the day of the event.

Sites and Directions

  • Aug. 12 — Louis Stukenholtz farm near Auburn. Go 8.5 miles west of Peru or 7.5 miles north of Auburn, or 13.5 miles south of Nebraska City.  Field day site is ½ mile west of intersection of Hwy. 75 and Cnty. Rd. 736.
     
  • Aug. 13 — Corey and Chris Stengel farm near Shickley.  From Shickley, go west on Hwy. 74 for 4 miles, go north on Cnty. Rd. 2 for 2 mi. Field day site is located just west of the intersection of County roads 2 and R.
     
  • Aug. 14 — Craig and Jan Frenzen farm near  Belgrade. From Fullerton, go north on Hwy. 14 about 5 miles to Hwy 52; go west on Hwy. 52 for 3 miles to Cnty. Rd. 227/Cemetery Rd. Go south on Cnty. Rd. 227/Cemetery Rd. 3 miles. From Belgrade, go 1 mile east on Hwy. 52 to Cnty. Rd. 227/Cemetery Rd. and about 3 miles south. The field day site is on the west side of the road.
     
  • Aug. 15 — Dennis Mueller farm near Snyder.  Go 1 mile south of Snyder on Hwy. 79. The field day site is on the west side of the road.

Field days are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board in partnership with UNL Extension in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and are funded through checkoff dollars. The United Soybean Board (USB), through soybean checkoff investments, is committed to making your checkoff pay off.

For more information about the field days and maps to sites, visit the Soybean Management Field Days website at http://ardc.unl.edu/soydays or contact the Nebraska Soybean Board at (800) 852-BEAN or UNL Extension at 1-800-529-8030.

Keith Glewen
Extension Educator