South Central Agricultural Laboratory (SCAL)

People gather at field border to hear presentation
Amit Jhala discusses a project titled "Critical Time of Cereal Rye Termination for Better Palmer Amaranth Suppression After Corn Planting."

Weed Control in Corn and Soybean Topics of Field Day

July 11, 2024
The 2024 Weed Management Field Day highlighted the latest extension research, including recommendations on pre-emergence herbicides for Palmer amaranth in soybean and herbicides for herbicide-resistant weeds in corn. 

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Jackson Stansell in field
Founder of Sentinel Fertigation, Jackson Stansell is the keynote speaker at the South Central Agricultural Laboratory (SCAL) field day set for Tuesday, Aug. 1.

See Latest Field Research at South Central Ag Lab Field Day Aug. 1

July 24, 2023
The 2023 SCAL Field Day is free to attend and will feature presentations on fertigation, nutrient and irrigation technology, and new research and strategies on controlling disease, insects and weeds in corn and soybean.

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SCAL weed management day
Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist Amit Jhala (at far left) will once again lead dscussion on weed management practices in Nebraska during this year's Weed Management Field Day, which is free and open to the public.

Nebraska Extension Weed Management Field Day June 28 at South Central Agricultural Laboratory

April 27, 2023
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.

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See Latest Field Research at South Central Ag Lab Field Day Aug. 4

July 12, 2022
Guests can choose from numerous crop production tours to suit their interests in soil health and management of nutrients, crop diseases, insects, weeds and irrigation.

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South Central Field Day Presentations Available Online

October 28, 2021
Now available to view online, the SCAL field day presentations highlight current field trials and topics focused on improved crop production and profitability.

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The July 28 SCAL Field Day will focus on field trials and discussions on improved crop production and profitability.

See Latest Field Research at South Central Field Day July 28

July 13, 2021
Current field trials and topics focusing on improved crop production and profitability will be featured during the free field day at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s South Central Agricultural Laboratory.

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cover crops in a field

Seeding Rates for Broadcasting Cover Crops Into Late-season Corn and Soybean

August 31, 2022
The middle to end of September is a good time to establish cover crops by broadcasting seeds into corn or soybean before harvest, which allows the crop to capture more sunshine, growing degree days and rainfall.

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Aerial view of field trials at the university's South Central Agricultural Lab near Clay Center.
Each year more than 100 applied field research trials are conducted at SCAL by Nebraska faculty and USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists.

View Latest Field Research at South Central Field Day Aug. 1

July 11, 2019
Research on cover crops, sensor-based nitrogen management, herbicide-resistant weeds, and the latest trials of insect, disease, and weed management will be in the spotlight Aug. 1 at the South Central Agricultural Lab Field Day. Multiple tours allow guests to focus on their interest areas.

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