LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Extension is providing in-field training opportunities during the Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics. Training includes the Aug. 23 Midwest Soybean Production Clinic and the Aug. 24 Midwest Corn Production Clinic.
The clinics offer the following:
- Hands-on, in-field training with CCA credits.
- Learn from the unbiased expertise of university specialists.
- Up-to-date, current, research-based information.
- One-on-one attention, actual on-site plot demonstrations, and beneficial interaction with other participants. The small manageable groups promote interaction between presenters and participants.
- The training sessions consistently receive excellent reviews.
- Held at a site specifically developed for the training at the University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead (50 minutes from Eppley Airfield-Omaha or 35 minutes from the Lincoln Airport).
- Money-back guarantee if not completely satisfied with the training.
Participants will see a growing season in one place at the training sessions. They will observe plots with crop growth and development at a range of vegetative/reproductive growth stages. Discount available if attending both soybean and corn sessions.
Aug. 23 Midwest Soybean Production Clinic topics include: cultural practices; insect management in soybeans; soybean plant pathology; soil fertility; IPM for successful weed management in soybean; soybean irrigation management; effects of planting decisions; and cover crops. Eight total CCA credits have been approved (2-Crop Mgt., 1-Nutr. Mgt., 1 Soil & Water, and 4-Pest Mgt.)
Aug. 24 Midwest Corn Production Clinic topics include: agronomy cultural practices; genetics/production; insect damage in corn; plant pathology; soil fertility; IPM for successful weed management in corn; Irrigation management; effects of planting decisions; and cover crops in corn Eigh total CCA credits have been approved (2-Crop Mgt., 1-Nutr. Mgt., 1 Soil & Water, and 4-Pest Mgt.)
Early registration is recommended to reserve a seat and resource materials. If registering for one clinic, cost is $115 by Aug. 20 and $140 after. A two-day discount is provided for those registering for both corn and soybean clinics; cost is $170 by Aug. 20 and $220 after.
Participants will meet at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, Nebraska. Time frames for each clinic are: Soybean Production Clinic 8:25 a.m. – 5:10 p.m. with registration at 8 a.m. and Corn Production Clinic is from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with 7:30 a.m. registration.
Visit enrec.unl.edu/crop for additional information or to register. Or contact Nebraska Extension CMDC Programs, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033, 800-529-8030, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 402-624-8010.
— Deloris Pittman, Eastern NE Research & Extension Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln