South Central Ag Lab Field Day 2015

South Central Ag Lab Field Day 2015

South Central Ag Lab Field Day Aug. 19

July 31, 2015

Tour the latest UNL research on cover crops, BT corn, precision fertilizer management, and soil water monitoring at this year's South Central Ag Lab Field Day Aug. 19 near Clay Center.

South Central Ag Lab Map
UNL's South Central Agricultural Lab is at 842 Road 313 near Clay Center. Directions: 13 miles east of Hastings on Hwy 6 or 7.5 miles west of the intersection of Hwy 14 and Hwy 6.

The day will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by tours of four major research sites through 4 p.m. Keynote speaker for the lunch is Ronnie Green, NU Vice President and Harlan Vice Chancellor for UNL's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. In addition Rod DeBuhr, Daryl Andersen and Duane Woodward of the Upper Big Blue, Little Blue and Central Platte NRDs will share updates.

Tours

Participants will be able to attend all four tours during the day:

  • Cover Crops
    Various aspects of cover crop management and their impact(s):
    Cover crops and water use
    Timing of cover crop planting into corn
    A research update on multi-location cover crop trials
     
  • Bt Corn and Rootworm Management; Multiple Herbicide-Resistant Crops for Management of Resistant Weeds; Fungicide Application Timing on Corn, and Update on Goss' Bacterial Wilt
    Understanding Bt insect control traits in hybrids and current status of rootworm resistance to Bt corn traits in Nebraska
    Status of herbicide-resistant weeds in Nebraska
    Understanding multiple herbicide-resistant crops (Enlist and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend); herbicide modes of action
    The impact of fungicide application timing on corn
    An update on Goss's bacterial wilt
     
  • Nutrient Management
    Project SENSE: A component of the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network to encourage in-season, sensor-based N fertilization. Demonstrations of crop canopy sensor systems and sharing of data from cooperator sites
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for detecting crop stress; results from research use of UAVs
     
  • Soil Water Management
    Various types of soil moisture sensors, including, capacitance, soil matric potential, frequency-domain reflectometry, and time-domain reflectometry sensors
    Demonstration of application of wireless soil moisture sensors
    Practical use of soil moisture sensors for irrigation management

Registration and Directions

Please RSVP to Extension Educator Jenny Rees at  (402) 762-3644 or jrees2@unl.edu. A total of 6 CCA credits have been approved: 1.5 credits in  crop management, nutrient management, integrated pest management and soil and water management.

Directions: UNL's South Central Agricultural Lab is at 842 Road 313 near Clay Center.  Directions: 13 miles east of Hastings on Hwy 6 or 7.5 miles west of the intersection of Hwy 14 and Hwy 6.