Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 16-19 at 4 Locations - UNL CropWatch, July 20, 2011

Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 16-19 at 4 Locations - UNL CropWatch, July 20, 2011

July 20, 2011

“Growing Nebraska's Future" is the theme of the 13th annual Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 16-19. The event will focus on staying competitive in a global marketplace, increasing profits and meeting the world's growing food and energy needs starting in Nebraska.

Program Topics

  • Nutrient management and high yield alternatives
  • Pest management and yield enhancement products
  • Weed management
  • Marketing and risk management.
  • Optimization of irrigation efficiency and energy use with SoyWater

Dates and Locations

Field days begin with 9 a.m. registration and conclude at 2:30 p.m.

Aug. 16 — Clay Center, UNL's South Central Ag Lab Directions:  From Clay Center go 4 miles north on Hwy. 14, turn west on Hwy. 6 and travel 4.5
miles west and turn south at the South Central Agricultural Laboratory sign. The field site is 1/2 mile south of Highway 6.

Aug. 17 — Elba, Justin and Errol Wells Farm Directions:  From northwestern edge of Elba: On Hwy 11, go approximately 1 mile west on 18th Avenue. Take slight angle in the road and go north on Page Road 1/2 mile. The field site is on the east side of the road.

Aug. 18 — Bancroft, Dallas and Matt Breitbarth Farms
Directions:  From Bancroft: From south end of Bancroft, go west 9 miles on Hwy. 51. Go 1
mile north on 15th Road. Go 1/3 mile west on T Road.
From Pender: Go south on Hwy. 9 for 7 miles. Go west on Hwy. 51 for 2 miles. Go 1 mile north on 15th Road. Go 1/3 mile west on T Road.
From West Point: Go 11 miles north on Hwy. 9. Go west on Hwy. 51 for 2 miles. Go 1 mile north on 15th Road. Go 1/3 mile west on T Road. Field site is on
north side of the road.

Aug. 19 — Cortland, Brian Busboom Farm
Directions: From Cortland: Go south
on Hwy. 77 3 miles. Go east on Hwy. 41 about 2 1/2 miles. Go 1/2 mile south on South 38th Road.
From Adams: On Hwy 41, go west 9 miles. Go 1/2 mile south on South 38th Road. Field site is on east side of the road.
 

The field days are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board in partnership with UNL Extension and funded with soybean checkoff dollars. Checkoff funds are directed by the United Soybean Board to promote effective, efficient, farmer-driven programs.

The field days will offer producers unbiased, 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.

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.

Free registration is available the day of the event.

More Information

For more information about the field days and maps to sites

IANR News Release