Soybean Management Field Days

All Day
Various Statewide Locations
Keith Glewen, UNL Extension Educator, 402-624-8030,
Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days Set Aug. 11-14 at Four Locations

The 17th annual Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 11-14 focuses on staying competitive in a global marketplace, increasing profits and meeting the world’s growing food and energy needs starting right here in Nebraska.

The field days are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board in partnership with Nebraska Extension in the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and are funded through soybean checkoff dollars. The efforts of the checkoff are directed by the United Soybean Board promoting progress powered by U.S. farmers.

The field days will offer producers unbiased and research-based information to improve their soybean profitability. Ron Pavelka of Glenvil, chairman of the Nebraska Soybean Board of Directors, says “Soybean Management Field Days are an excellent opportunity to access unbiased research that addresses many of today’s potential soybean production and management decisions. Taking advantage of attending one of the four field days allows soybean producers from across the state to bring their check off funded research back home to be put to work on their farms.”

The event consists of four stops across the state, each with replicated research/ demonstration plots, lunch and time for questions. Producers can obtain ideas and insight about the challenges they face in producing a quality crop at a profitable price in today’s global economy.

Topics include: Grain Marketing/Farm Financial Outlook; Truth (Soil Fertility Concepts for Soybeans) and Dare (Test it Yourself); Role of Water Quality and Nozzle Selection in Weed Management; Integrated Soybean Production Study; Soybean Irrigation Management; and Nebraska Soybean Checkoff investment.

By participating in the Soybean Management Field Days, producers will see their checkoff dollars at work bringing leading technology and ideas to producers.

Presenters include university specialists, educators and industry consultants.

Agronomists, plant disease, and insect specialists will be available to address production-related questions. Participants can bring unknown crop problems for complimentary identification.

Updates on biodiesel use and markets will be provided. Attendees can also enter for a chance to win a 2015 Ford Explorer by attending a Soybean Management Field Day by completing a registration form onsite.

The field days begin with 9 a.m. registration and conclude at 2:30 p.m. Free registration is available the day of the event. Dates, locations and directions are:

— Tuesday, Aug. 11 - Rick and Chuck Bergman farm – near Holdrege, 11289 741 Rd. From Holdrege, go north on Burlington St./ US-183 for 8 mi. Go 1.25 mi. west on Cnty. Rd. 741. Or from I-80, take Exit 257 and go south on US-183 for 8.5 mi. Go 1.25 mi. west on Cnty. Rd. 741. Field site is on north side of road.

— Wednesday, Aug. 12 – Jason and Dennis Bonsack Farm - near Alda, 3770 S 90th Rd. From Alda go 1 mi. southwest on Hwy. 30. Go west 1 mile on Wildwood Drive. Go ½ mi. north on Cnty. Rd. 90. Field site is on west side of road.

— Thursday, Aug. 13 – Mike Anderson farm – near Wakefield, 85335 586th Ave. From Wakefield, go south on Hwy. 35/Hwy. 16 for 5 mi. Go east onto Cnty. Rd. 853 for 2 miles. Go north ¼ mile on Cnty. Rd. 11. Field site is on east side of road.

— Friday, Aug. 14 - Kent Moravec farm - near Greenwood, 23509 E Rock Creek Road. From I-80 take exit 420 and go north 2 mi. on Hwy. 63. Go west ½ mi. on Rock Creek Rd. From Greenwood go northeast 3 mi. on Hwy. 6. Go east ½ mi. on Rock Creek Rd. From Ashland go southwest 2 miles on Hwy. 6. Go 1 mile south on Hwy. 63. Go west ½ mi. on Rock Creek Rd. Field site is on south side of road (across from the Ashland Country Club).

For more information about the field days and maps to sites, visit the Soybean Management Field Days Web site at Or contact the Nebraska Soybean Board at (800)852-BEAN or Nebraska Extension at 1-800-529-8030.

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