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Nebraska Extension Midwest Soybean Production Clinic

Date: Time: 8:00 am–5:10 pm
University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center
1071 County Road G
Ithaca NE 68033
Contact: Aaron Nygren, Nebraska Extension Educator, (402) 624-8030,
Nebraska Extension’s Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics provide the opportunity to see a growing season in one place. Nebraska Extension’s Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics include plots with soybean growth and development at a range of vegetative/reproductive growth stages.

The clinics offer the following:
• CCA credits in relevant subject matter
• Learn from the unbiased expertise of university and industry agricultural specialists.
• Up-to-date, current, research-based information is presented.
• On-site plot demonstrations
• The training sessions consistently receive excellent reviews.
• The training is conducted at a site specifically developed for the training at the University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center near Mead, Nebraska.
• Money back guarantee if not completely satisfied with the training.

Register at: Registration fees are: Corn Production Clinic - Aug. 25 - $115 by 8/20, $140 after; Soybean Production Clinic - Aug. 26 - $115 by 8/20, $140 after; or both Corn/Soy Production Clinics - $170 by 8/20, $220 after

Contact the Nebraska Extension CMDC Programs, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033, call (800) 529-8030, fax (402) 624-8010, e-mail or visit the Web at

Participants will meet at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building at the University’s Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center near Mead, Nebraska. The Soybean Production Clinic is from 8:25 a.m. - 5:10 p.m. with registration at 8:00 a.m.

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Topics and presenters include:

Cultural Practices
- Learn hands on by digging and staging soybean plants
- Examine first-hand why and how earlier soybean planting is a crucial first step to improving soybean yield potential
- See how a gradient of 8 seeding rates impact main stem height, branches plant, and pod numbers on the lowest stem nodes
- Use the SoyWater Irrigation Scheduling tool to use less irrigation water while still optimizing yield

• Insect Management in Soybeans
- Get hands on experience in scouting for key pests at different growth stages
- Learn about the options and management strategies for insect pests
including defoliators and soybean gall midge

• Plant Pathology
- Learn the main disease occurring at each growth stage & how to identify them
- Management options and which ones are most consistently profitable

• Soil Fertility
- Discussion on emerging sulfur deficiency symptoms
- Find out if there is a need to apply sulfur to your crop

• IPM for Successful Weed Management in Soybean
- Discussion about integrating multiple tactics for weed management
- What’s in your weed management toolbox?
- Where do cover crops fit as a weed management tool?
- Learn more about interseeding timing and strategies

Presenters: Javed Iqbal, Nebraska Extension Nutrient Management and Water Quality Specialist; J Asha Mane, University of Nebraska Graduate Student; Justin McMechan, University of Nebraska Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist; Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension Educator; Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Extension Educator; Jim Specht, UNL Emeritus Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture; and Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist

8 Total CCA Credits applied for and pending (2-Crop Mgt., 1-Nutr. Mgt., 1 Soil & Water Mgt, and 4-Pest Mgt.)

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