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. The 2015 clinics include: July 14 – precision ag, July 15 – mid-summer diagnostic clinic, Aug. 26 – physical, chemical and biological properties of soil, and Aug. 27 – late season.
The Nebraska Extension clinics begin with 7:30 a.m. registration at the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead and starts at 8 a.m. Participants will meet at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building.
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.”
July 14 topics include: Thermal Infrared Imaging for High Spatial and Temporal Resolution of Crop Water Stress Monitoring of Corn; Mobile Apps for Crop Production; Project SENSE, Demonstrating In-Season Crop Canopy Sensor Based N Application; Pesticide Spray Application Considerations; Technologies for Improving In-Season Applications; Technologies for In-Season Crop Scouting; and Future Agricultural Data Collection, Management, and Usage.
A total of 7.5 Certified Crop Adviser credits (soil and water management – 1.5, crop management – 1.0, nutrient management – 1.0, and pest management – 3.0) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.
July 15 topics include: Weed Control; Insect Scouting in Traited and Untraited Corn; Nematodes and Diseases of Corn and Soybean; How Water Quality Issues Could Change the Nebraska Landscape; The Herbicide Mode of Action Challenge; and Early Season Hail Damage in Corn.
A total of 8.5 Certified Crop Adviser credits crop management – 1.5, nutrient management – .5, and pest management – 6.5) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.
Aug. 26 topics include: Management Considerations to Improve the Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties of Soil; Measuring Bulk Density, Porosity and Infiltration; Physical Soil Properties; Cover Crops for Improving the Soil; What is Soil Biology?; Soil Characteristics, Productivity and Landscape Position; and Chemical Soil Properties.
A total of 7.5 Certified Crop Adviser credits (soil and water management – 6, crop management – .5, and nutrient management – 1.0) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.
Aug. 27 topics include: Late Season Disease Diagnosis and Update; Double Duty Cover Crops: Improving the Soil and Producing Forage; Applied Soybean Physiology: Why Soybeans Do What They Do!; The Future of Row Spacing and Corn Plant Populations; Evaluating Hail Damage in Corn; and Crop Scene Investigation (CSI).
A total of 9 Certified Crop Adviser credits (soil and water management – .5, crop management – 6, and pest management – 2.5) have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.
Early registration is recommended to reserve a seat and resource materials. Cost for the July clinics is $170. August clinics are $170 for those registering one week in advance and $220 after.
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 email@example.com or visit the Web at http://ardc.unl.edu/training.shtml.
Nebraska Extension is in the University of Nebraska’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.