The free field tour will visit two locations that experienced wildfires during the summer of 2021 and 2022 for discussion with rangeland management experts on recovery strategies, reseeding fire lines and more.
This year's course will enhance participants' knowledge of corn and soybean production in Nebraska, including: crop growth and development; insect and weed scouting, identification and management; and nutrient deficiencies.
The free field day will include on-site demos of new technology and new herbicides for corn, soybean, popcorn and sorghum, as well as herbicide-resistant weed control options with various herbicide programs.
In addition to giving local growers a chance to connect with the public as business owners and agvocates, Discovery Days also showcases the ag research, teaching and extension taking place across IANR.
Topics of this year's soil health conference included diversified crop rotations, interseeding cover crops, livestock integration, and emerging soil health methods like new cover crop species, biochar and Kernza.
Following a successful premiere of the new Nebraska Soil Health School, the second installment will be June 27-28 at the West Central Research, Extension and Education Center in North Platte, Nebraska.