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.
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.
Participants will be able to attend all four tours during the day:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.