Nebraska

Agribusiness professionals and crop producers can learn more about their crop management systems by attending a July 13 Crop Management Clinic, at the University of Nebraska Agricultural Research and Development Center, Mead.

The annual Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic will be 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 13, with registration due July 6.

Barb Ogg, program co-coordinator and NU Extension educator, said the diagnostic clinic will provide intensive training in a field setting. Participants will get a close-up look at conditions and problems affecting today's producers.

"This is a great way to get hands-on training and an excellent way to learn," Ogg said.

The diagnostic clinic will cover management practices that cause incomplete corn pollination, corn rootworm-resistant technology, management practices affecting root system development, herbicide injury-crop disease field diagnostics, environmentally controlled crops and Monsanto's mobile soils lab, early-growing season stresses on corn and soybeans and grey leaf spot management.

Keith Glewen, also a program co-coordinator and NU Extension educator, said this clinic will help participants stay informed about today's challenging field conditions.

"People who attend the clinic give it high marks, because they appreciate the opportunity to have an unbiased approach to subject matter topics with trainers who are highly skilled and doing their initial research in that area. The trainers share what they know and have experienced," Glewen said.

Trainers are from the NU faculty and the agricultural industry.

Those just out of school, well-seasoned producers and crop production professionals will benefit from this clinic and be able to use this information daily, Glewen said.

Early diagnostic clinic registration is $115 until July 6. After, registration is $165.

A total of six CCA credits is anticipated: (soil and water management, 1.0; pest management, 3.5; and crop production, 1.5).

NU Cooperative Extension, a division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is sponsoring the clinic. To register, call 402-624-8030; fax, at 402-624-8010; e-mail, at cdunbar2@unl.edu; or write, NU ARDC, CMDC Programs, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033.

In addition, Crop Production Field Day will be July 12, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., also at the ARDC, near Mead. It will feature a half day of crop production "Quick Hitters" covering future soybean varieties, comparison of March-planted soybeans with April and May plantings, Monsanto's mobile soils lab, grey leaf spot, nitrogen management in corn and management facts affecting corn pollination.

This field day is sponsored at no cost to participants by the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association, IANR Cooperative Extension and Foundation Seed Division and agri-industry representatives and organizations. Call for more information, 402-624-8030 or 800-529-8030. Lunch is provided if participating in the tour, $7 if not participating in the tour.

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