UNL Extension Program - Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties of Soil and Water

All Day
Agricultural Research & Development Center, Near Mead
Directions: <p>Meet at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building.<br>
Map and directions available at <a href="http://ardc.unl.edu/direct.shtml">http://ardc.unl.edu/direct.shtml</a>.</p>
Keith Glewen, 402-624-8030, kglewen1@unl.edu
<p>Agribusiness professionals and crop producers will take a close-up look at field conditions, research and techniques at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s midsummer Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics July 17-18.</p>
<p><br />
The UNL Extension clinics begin each day with 7:30 a.m. registration at the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead and start at 8 a.m. Participants will meet at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building. Participants can attend one or both of the clinics as subject matter will be different each day.</p>
<p><br />
Keith Glewen, UNL 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.”</p>
<p>  <br />
The July clinics feature national corn specialist from Purdue University who also happens to be a native Nebraskan, Dr. Bob Nielsen.  Glewen says, having the opportunity to have Nielsen share his experience and knowledge of corn production live in a cornfield, for many participants will be a once in lifetime educational experience.</p>
<p> <br />
Topics on July 17 include:  Corn Crop Canopy, Light Interception, and Grain Yield; Corn Silage, An Efficient and Economical Use of Corn Residue; Update on Nematodes of Corn and Soybean; Crop Water Use; Making the Most of a Herbicide Application and Feeding a Growing Population in a Shrinking World: A Plant Biosecurity-Food Security Challenge.</p>
<p><br />
Six Certified Crop Adviser credits (crop management – 1.5, pest management – 3.0, soil and water management – 1.0, and nutrient management – .5) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.</p>
<p><br />
July 18 clinic topics include:  Sex in the Corn Field: What Really Goes On Out There?; Evaluating Efficacy of Tank Mixing Herbicides for Hard-to-Control Weeds in Corn; Feedlot Manure and Holding Pond Effluent: N Availability and Environmental Issues; Understanding the Benefits and Limitations of Current Pesticide Application Field Equipment; Crop Scene Investigation (CSI); and Atrazine in Surface/Groundwater.</p>
<p><br />
Six Certified Crop Adviser credits (crop management – 1.5, pest management – 3.5, and nutrient management – 1.0) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.</p>
<p><br />
Early registration is recommended to reserve a seat and resource materials. Cost for one clinic is $160 for those registering one week in advance and $210 after. Cost for both clinics is $280 one week in advance and $320 after.</p>
<p><br />
For more information or to register, contact the ARDC CMDC Programs, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033, call (800) 529-8030, fax (402) 624-8010, e-mail <a href="mailto:cdunbar2@unl.edu">cdunbar2@unl.edu</a> or visit the Web at <a href="http://ardc.unl.edu/training.shtml">http://ardc.unl.edu/training.shtml</a>.</p>;
<p><br />
A special clinic focusing on physical, chemical and biological properties of soil and water will also be held on Aug. 28.   </p>
<p><br />
August clinic topics include:  Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties of Soil and Water….The Cornerstone of the Human Race; Cover Crops for Improving the Soil; Infiltration Test and Organic Matter; Soil Temp., Electrical Conductivity, pH, N and P tests; Irrigation and Soil Water; Using Solvita Respiration Tests and N Flush; Soil Profile and Positioning of Landscape; and Management Considerations to Improve the Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties of Soil.</p>
<p><br />
7.5 Certified Crop Adviser credits nutrient management – 2.5 and water management – 5.5) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.</p>
<p><br />
UNL Extension is in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.</p>

Download this event to my calendar