UNL CropWatch Nov. 20, 2009 Crop Production Clinics Topics, Locations, & Schedule

UNL CropWatch Nov. 20, 2009 Crop Production Clinics Topics, Locations, & Schedule

November 20, 2009

Improving profitability and farm safety will be core topics of the 2010 Crop Production Clinics scheduled for nine locations this January.

Clinics will include presentations on soil fertility, soil water and irrigation management, cropping systems, pesticide safety, and plant disease, insect, and weed management. Topics will be tailored to each location; individual programs are available at http://cpc.unl.edu.

 Program Dates & Sites

Jan. 5 – Hastings, Adams County Fairgrounds
Jan. 6 – North Platte, Sandhills Convention Center
Jan. 7 – Gering, Gering Civic Center
Jan. 12 – Beatrice, Classics (Beatrice Country Club)
Jan. 13 – York, York Auditorium
Jan. 14 – Kearney, Holiday Inn and Convention Center
Jan. 19 – Ainsworth, Community Center
Jan. 20 – Norfolk, Lifelong Learning Center at the Northeast Community College
Jan. 21 – Fremont, Midland Lutheran College Event Center

The Clinics will be the primary venue for commercial and noncommercial pesticide applicators to renew their licenses in the Ag Plant (01), Regulatory (REG), and Demonstration/Research (D/R) categories. Private pesticide applicators also may recertify by attending the Clinics.

Attendees will be required to attend the three "Pest Management and Pesticide Safety" sessions in the morning to meet recertification requirements.

We anticipate that Certified Crop Advisor CEUs will be available in Integrated Pest Management (6), Soil and Water (2), Nutrient Management (2), and Crop Management (2). Attendees can earn a maximum of 6 CEUs at a location.

Online Registration

Online registration will be available for the first time in 2010, and can be accessed by visiting http://cpc.unl.edu. Registration also will be available at the door (cash or check only) starting at 8 a.m. before each clinic. Cost of the clinic will be $50 (or $60 for individuals who are recertifying as pesticide applicators).

If you have questions, please feel free to contact your local extension office or call 402-472-1547.

Mark Bernards
Extension Weeds Specialist