Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 14-17 at 4 Locations - UNL CropWatch, Aug. 1, 2012

Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 14-17 at 4 Locations - UNL CropWatch, Aug. 1, 2012

August 1, 2012

The 14th annual Soybean Management Field Days will focus on staying competitive in a global marketplace, increasing profits, and meeting the world's growing food and energy needs by starting right here in Nebraska.


The field days begin with 9 a.m. registration and conclude at 2:30 p.m. Free registration is available the day of the event.

Aug. 14 — Tim Rowe Farm, Lexington
Directions: From junction of Highway 30 and Highway 21, go 2.6 miles north on Highway 21, then east 1/4 mile. Field site is on north side of the road. (South side of SW 1/4 section).

Aug. 15 — Kracl Partnership Farm, O'Neill
Directions: From junction 275 and Old 108, go 2.1 miles east on Old 108, then north 1/2 mile. Field site is on east side of the road. (SW corner of NW 1/4 section).

Aug. 16 — Keith Pillen Farm, Platte Center
Directions: From 4th and A streets (Bank of Valley corner), go 1.1 miles south on 280th Ave (A Street). Field site is on the west side of the road (0.1 mile south of bridge).

Aug. 17 — Nick, Ron and Kevin Hotovy Farm, David City
Directions: From junction of Highway 92 and Hwy Highway, go 1 mile east on Highway 92, then 3/4 mile north on county road. Field site is on east side of NW 1/4 section.

The field days are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board in partnership with UNL Extension in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and are funded through checkoff dollars. The efforts of the checkoff are directed by the United Soybean Board promoting progress powered by U.S. farmers.

The field days will offer producers unbiased and research-based information to improve their soybean profitability.

The event consists of four stops across the state, each with replicated research/ demonstration plots, lunch, and time for questions. Producers can obtain ideas and insight about the challenges they face in producing a quality crop at a profitable price in today's global economy.

Topics will include:

  • quest for the Holy Grail in soybean production;
  • soybean seed treatments and foliar fungicides,
  • growth enhancement interactions with herbicides;
  • herbicide-carrier rate study; and
  • managing land leases and soybean marketing.

Presenters will 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 crop problems for complimentary identification.

In addition, participants can visit UNL Extension's BIT Mobile and learn how to optimize irrigation efficiency and energy use with the SoyWater program. Participants also can tour the soybean variety development and breeding advancement plots.

Bring a Farmer

As part of the "Bring a Farmer" promotion, two drawings will be held at each field site for 300 gallons of biodiesel/biodiesel blend. One award will be for a "repeat attendee" (a producers who has attended in the past) and this year brings a new soybean producer. Each repeat attendee will receive one entry for each new producer attendee that he or she brings to the field day. A second drawing will be held for new soybean producer attendees. Winners will be selected from a random drawing of entries at each field site. Official rules are online at:

More Information

For maps to sites and more information, visit the Soybean Management Field Days website or contact the Nebraska Soybean Board at 1-800-852-BEAN or UNL Extension at 1-800-529-8030.