UNL CropWatch Dec. 13, 2010: 2011 Crop Production Clinics Feature Timely Topics, Start Jan. 5

UNL CropWatch Dec. 13, 2010: 2011 Crop Production Clinics Feature Timely Topics, Start Jan. 5

December 2010

Managing soil fertility for 300 bu corn and 100 bu soybean will be among the topics at the 2011 Crop Production Clinics this January.

Dates and Locations

Programs will begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 3:35 p.m,  local time.

  • Jan. 5  ̶  Hastings, Adams County Fairgrounds, 947 S. Baltimore Ave.
  • Jan. 6  ̶  North Platte, Sandhills Convention Center, 2102 S. Jeffers St.
  • Jan. 7  ̶  Gering, Gering Civic Center, 1050 M St.
     
  • Jan. 11  ̶  Beatrice, Classic's (Beatrice Country Club), 1301 S. Oak St.
  • Jan. 12  ̶  York, the Auditorium, 612 N. Nebraska Ave
  • Jan. 13  ̶  Kearney, Holiday Inn and Convention Center, 110 S. Second Ave.
     
  • Jan. 18  ̶  Ainsworth, Community Center, 606 E. 4th St. (only pest management and pesticide recertification topics)
  • Jan. 19  ̶  Norfolk, Lifelong Learning Center, Northeast Community College, 601 E. Benjamin St.
  • Jan. 20  ̶  Fremont, Midland University Event Center, 900 N. Clarkson St.

UNL extension specialists and educators will present information on current university research and timely crop production topics at each of nine program sites. Topics are intended to help agronomists, farmers, educators, and pesticide applicators increase the effectiveness and profitability of their work.

Program Topics

The program is unique for each location and has been tailored to match the most common cropping systems in the area. Topics may include:

  • Corn yield potential and water use
  • Using SoyWater to help manage irrigated soybean production
  • What’s New in Bt corn options
  • Resistance management and herbicide options when timely control isn’t possible
  • Land prices and cash rents
  • Corn and soybean market outlook
  • Estimated production costs for 2011
  • What to expect from a fungicide
  • Agribusiness management

To view specific topics scheduled for each site, view the site program at the Crop Production Clinic website.

CEUs and Recertification

Certified Crop Advisors may earn up to 6 CEUs per day in the following categories:

  • Crop Management (3 CEUs),
  • Nutrient Management (1 CEU),
  • Soil and Water Management (2 CEUs), and
  • Integrated Pest Management (6 CEU).

The Clinics will provide pesticide applicator recertification for private applicators and for commercial/noncommercial applicators in the Ag Plant (01), Demonstration and Research (D/R), and Regulatory (Reg) categories.

Registration

Pre-registration is available online at cpc.unl.edu. Registration at the door will begin at 8 a.m. on the day of the program. The registration fee is $60 for individuals who are attending to recertify as pesticide applicators or $50 for individuals who are not recertifying.

Registration includes the 2011 Guide for Weed Management in Nebraska with Insecticide and Fungicide Information, the 2011 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings, a noon meal, and refreshments

More Information

To view copies of the programs for each site, visit the Crop Production Clinic website at cpc.unl.edu or call 402-472-2281.

Watch in upcoming issues of CropWatch for stories related to the timely topics being addressed at this year's Crop Production Clinics. This week's story includes a table of the many Bt corn varieties available and the characteristics of each.

Mark Bernards
Extension Weeds Specialist, Lincoln