Soils and Crop Diagnostics Clinics

Soils and Crop Diagnostics Clinics

Nebraska Extension Provides Late Season and Soils In-Field Training

July 30, 2015

Nebraska Extension is offering a clinic focusing on the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil on Aug. 26 and a late season crop diagnostic clinic on Aug. 27.

Both in-field clinics will be held at the University of Nebraska's Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead. The Nebraska Extension clinics begin at 7:15 a.m. with the program starting at 8 a.m. Participants will meet at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building.

Soils Clinic

Aug. 26 presentations include: 

  • Management Considerations to Improve the Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties of Soil
  • Measuring Bulk Density, Porosity and Infiltration
  • Physical Soil Properties
  • Cover Crops for Improving the Soil
  • What is Soil Biology?
  • Soil Characteristics, Productivity and Landscape Position
  • Chemical Soil Properties

CCA credits (7.5) have been applied for.

Late Season Crop Diagnostics Clinic

Aug. 27 presentations include: 

  • Late Season Disease Diagnosis and Update
  • Double Duty Cover Crops: Improving the Soil and Producing Forage
  • Applied Soybean Physiology: Why Soybeans Do What They Do!
  • The Future of Row Spacing and Corn Plant Populations
  • Evaluating Hail Damage in Corn
  • Crop Scene Investigation (CSI)

CCA credits (9) have been applied for.

Registration and Information

Early registration is recommended to reserve a seat and resource materials. Cost for one clinic is $170 for those registering one week in advance and $220 after that date

For more information or to register, contact Nebraska Extension 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.