Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo

8:30 am–2:30 pm
Saunders County Fairgrounds
Keith Glewen, (402)624-8030, kglewen1@unl.edu
The 2016 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo Dec. 15 will assist soybean producers in planning for next year’s growing season.

The expo, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 2:15 p.m., will be in the pavilion at the Saunders County Fairgrounds in Wahoo, said Keith Glewen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educator.

The expo opens with coffee, doughnuts and the opportunity to view equipment and exhibitor booths. Speakers start at 9 a.m.

Presenters include UNL researchers and specialists, Nebraska Soybean Board representatives, soybean growers and private industry representatives.
Nebraska Extension Educator Keith Glewen coordinates the expo. He says, “Controlling herbicide resistant weeds such as marestail, Palmer Amaranth, and waterhemp is on the minds of many growers.

To address this important topic, Jason Norsworthy, a weed scientist at the University of Arkansas will discuss the current status of herbicide resistance in the U.S. with specific detail given to the extent of the problem in Nebraska cropping systems. Norsworthy will outline reasons for the development of herbicide resistance. He will also provide strategies that growers can implement to maximize weed control and protect against the further loss of herbicides to resistance.

Also on the agenda is Roger Hoy, Director of the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory, discussing large equipment, tires and compaction. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist , Loren Geisler will provide the latest on management of soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS). And expo participants will learn about marketing the 2017 soybean and corn crops from Cory Walters, University of Nebraska assistant professor and grain and oilseed economist.

The expo also will include an update on the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff update and association information.
Producers will be able to visit with representatives from seed, herbicide, fertilizer and equipment companies and view new farm equipment during a 30-minute break at 9:45 a.m.

The Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization requests that each participant donate one or more cans of nonperishable food to the food pantry.

Complimentary noon lunch will be served.

Registration is available the day of the expo at the door. For more information about the program or exhibitor information, call (800) 529-8030 or e-mail kglewen1@unl.edu. Information online at: http://ardc.unl.edu/nebraskasoyexpo.

This program is sponsored by Nebraska Extension in the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff, Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization and private industry. There is no registration fee.

Additional Public Info:

http://ardc.unl.edu/nebraskasoyexpo

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