UNL Crop Clinics on Precision Ag, Soils, Crop Diagnostics

UNL Crop Clinics on Precision Ag, Soils, Crop Diagnostics

June 23, 2015

Mid-summer diagnostic clinic 2014
Those attending last year's UNL Mid Summer Diagnostic Clinic got an opportunity go out in the field trials and do a little sleuthing.

This summer's UNL Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics (CMDC) offer ag professionals and crop producers an opportunity to dig-in and learn about focus topics and hone their field diagnostic skills.  Registration is now open for the following clinics:

July 14 – Precision Ag (See program details)
July 15 – Mid-summer Diagnostic Clinic
Aug. 26 – Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties of Soil
Aug. 27 – Late Season Diagnostic Clinic

Preregistration is encouraged to provide meals and materials. Day-of registration for each of the Nebraska Extension clinics begins at 7:15 a.m. at the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead, followed by the program at 8 a.m. Participants will meet at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building.

Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension educator said, "Benefits of the crop management and diagnostic clinics include one-on-one attention, on-site plot demonstrations, interaction with other participants, discussions about cutting edge research and an opportunity to earn continuing education credits through Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program."

CMDC Program Topics

July 14: Thermal Infrared Imaging for High Spatial and Temporal Resolution of Crop Water Stress Monitoring of Corn; Mobile Apps for Crop Production; Project SENSE, Demonstrating In-Season Crop Canopy Sensor Based N Application; Pesticide Spray Application Considerations; Technologies for Improving In-Season Applications; Technologies for In-Season Crop Scouting; and Future Agricultural Data Collection, Management, and Usage.
CCA credits: 7.5 have been applied for.

July 15: Weed Control; Insect Scouting in Traited and Untraited Corn; Nematodes and Diseases of Corn and Soybean; How Water Quality Issues Could Change the Nebraska Landscape; The Herbicide Mode of Action Challenge; and Early Season Hail Damage in Corn. 
CCA credits: 8.5 have been applied for.

Aug. 26: 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; and Chemical Soil Properties. 
CCA credits: 7.5 have been applied for.

Aug. 27: 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; and Crop Scene Investigation (CSI). CCA credits: 9 have been applied for.

Registration and Information

For the July 14 and July 15 clinics, registration is $170 and does not increase for late registrations. (Updated from original story.)

For the Aug. 26 and Aug. 27 clinics, cost  per clinic is $170 for those registering one week in advance and $220 after.

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 program website at http://ardc.unl.edu/training.shtml.

Nebraska Extension is in the University of Nebraska's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.