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Midsummer Crop Diagnostic Clinics offered near Mead


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 22 and 23.

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.

The July 22 clinic topics include: in-depth soybean cyst nematode (SCN) management; crop protection/weed issues/Goss's wilt; troubleshooting corn stand problems; Stax and more Stax: making a smart choice; irrigation--nitrogen management; and benchmarking corn water productivity in irrigated and rainfed systems and how to use this information.

The July 23 topics include: crop disasters, late planting and tough choices; tailoring weed management strategies for your field; improving nutrient management; alfalfa disease management; optimizing yield in irrigated soybean systems; and how can weather forecasts be so wrong, so often?

Six Certified Crop Adviser credits have been applied for and are pending approval for each clinic.

Presenters include UNL faculty and private industry agronomists.

Early registration is recommended to reserve a seat and resource materials. Cost for one clinic is $145 for those registering one week in advance and $195 after. Cost for both clinics is $255 one week in advance and $305 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 cdunbar2@unl.edu or visit http://ardc.unl.edu/training.shtml.

A late season Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic will be held on Aug. 20. Topics include: getting the most out of your nitrogen dollar; soybean management--creating higher potential yield; corn growth and ear development; effects of biostimulants/growth enhancers/anti-stress chemistries on soybeans and corn; irrigation management; and carbon sequestration report card.

Nine Certified Crop Adviser credits have been applied for and are pending for this clinic.

Cost for this clinic is $145 for those registering one week in advance and $195 after.

UNL Extension is in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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