High Plains Cropping School to focus on sugarbeets
Producers, crop consultants and others involved in sugarbeet production have an opportunity to sharpen their knowledge and skills in August, when the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center sponsors the 2013 High Plains Advanced Cropping School for Sugarbeets.
UNL specialists and educators, along with industry professionals, will lead two days of in-depth, field-oriented, hands-on sessions that center on production problems in the western Great Plains and production areas of the Rocky Mountains. A special emphasis will be placed on stress-related problems that can cause yield reductions.
Both days of the school begin and end at the Hampton Inn in Scottsbluff. Participants will be transported by bus to the in-field classes at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center.
Advance registration is required by June 10. Online registration is available at go.unl.edu/croppingschool. Or contact CARI Registration Services, 104 Agricultural Communications Building, Lincoln, NE 68583, telephone 800-328-2851 or 402-472-1772, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A block of motel rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn. More information about lodging options is available in a flier at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center’s website, panhandle.unl.edu, that can be viewed and downloaded. Look for the link to the High Plains Advanced Cropping School.
For more information call the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff: Jeff Bradshaw (308-632-1369) or Pat Martin (308-632-1276).
The registration fee of $180 per person includes reference materials; hand lens; cap; lunch on both days; supper on Aug. 15; and break refreshments. After Aug. 8, registration will be accepted if space is still available, but the fee will increase to $220 per person.
Nebraska and Wyoming CCA (Certified Crop Advisor) credits will be applied for and can be earned upon completion of the workshop. Check with your state for reciprocity with the Nebraska or Wyoming certified crop advisor program.
The school begins at 8 a.m., Aug. 15 at the Hampton Inn, Scottsbuff, Neb., and ends at lunchtime Aug. 16 at the same location.
Topics will include:
Sugarbeet Hybrids and Growth Stages;
Weed Control in Sugarbeets;
Integrated Pest Management and Insects;
Identifying and Treating Sugarbeet Diseases; and
Irrigation and Nutrient Management in Sugarbeets.
More topics will be announced as speakers are arranged.