Nebraska Extension Crop Management Training - Corn Production Clinic

All Day
Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator, 402-624-8030, kglewen1@unl.edu
Near MEAD, Neb. — Agribusiness professionals and crop producers will take a close-up look at field conditions, research and techniques at the University of Nebraska’s Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics.

Participants will meet at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building at the University’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (formerly the Agricultural Research and Development Center) near Mead, Nebraska.

Keith Glewen, Nebraska 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.”

Improving and maintaining soil health is essential to the productivity of land for current and future use. Nebraska Extension is partnering with the USDA-NRCS to provide a Soil Health Clinic on July 18 in-field training is ideal for agribusiness professionals and those who work with soil management. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Clinic is from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Topics include: Management Considerations to Improve Soil Health; Measuring Bulk Density, Porosity and Infiltration, How it Impacts Soil Health; Physical Soil Properties – Its Importance to Soil Health!; Cover Crops and How They Impact Soil Health; What is Soil Biology? What You Can Do to Change It!; Soil Characteristics, Productivity and Landscape Position; and Chemical Soil Properties.

A total of 6.5 Certified Crop Adviser credits (soil and water management – 6.5) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.

The Aug. 2 Precision Ag Clinic focuses on implementing and understanding precision ag technologies and their use in crop production. Topics include: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certification Process and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations; Basics of Sensor-Based Functions and Other Data Inputs (such as Economic Optimum N Rate - EONR); UAS Sensor Availability, Selection, and Applications; Sensor-Based Control Hardware Requirements; UAS Imagery Data Processing - Software and Interpretation; Sensor-Based Applications for Manured Fields; and UAV and SENSE Applicator Demonstrations.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Clinic is from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. A total of 5.5 Certified Crop Adviser credits (crop management – 1 and nutrient management – 4.5) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.
The Aug. 23 Soybean Production Clinic and the Aug. 24 Corn Production Clinic include plots with soybean growth and development at a range of vegetative/reproductive growth stages. Both clinics will provide opportunities for hands-on interaction and to see demos up close.
Aug. 23 soybean clinic topics include: Cultural Practices; Genetics/Agronomics; Insect Management; Plant Pathology; Soil Fertility; and Weed Science. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Clinic is from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A total of 8 Certified Crop Adviser credits (crop management – 2, nutrient management – 2, and pest management - 4) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.

Aug. 24 corn clinic topics include: Agronomy Cultural Practices; Insect Damage in Corn; Plant Pathology; Soil Fertility; and Weed Science. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Clinic is from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

A total of 8 Certified Crop Adviser credits (crop management – 2, nutrient management – 2, and pest management - 4) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.

Early registration is recommended to reserve a seat and resource materials. Cost for one clinic is $95 for those registering one week in advance and $120 after. Special pricing is available for those registering for both the Aug. 23 soybean and Aug. 24 corn production clinics - $150 by Aug. 18, $200 after.

For more information or to register, contact the Nebraska Extension CMDC Programs, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033, call (800) 529-8030, fax (402) 624-8010, e-mail cdunbar2@unl.edu or visit the Web at http://ardc.unl.edu/cmdc.shtml.

Nebraska Extension is in the University of Nebraska’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Additional Public Info:

http://ardc.unl.edu/crop.shtml

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