Agribusiness professionals and crop producers will get a chance to take an in-depth look at field conditions, research and techniques at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's midsummer Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics July 17 and 18.
Interested individuals can sign up for one day or both sessions as different subjects will be discussed each day.
Bob Nielsen, national corn specialist from Purdue University, is one of the featured presenters. UNL educator Keith Glewen says having the opportunity to have Nielsen share his experience and knowledge of corn production live in a cornfield, will be a once in lifetime educational experience.
Topics on July 17 include: Corn Crop Canopy, Light Interception, and Grain Yield; Corn Silage, An Efficient and Economical Use of Corn Residue; Update on Nematodes of Corn and Soybean; Crop Water Use; Making the Most of a Herbicide Application and Feeding a Growing Population in a Shrinking World: A Plant Biosecurity-Food Security Challenge.
July 18 clinic topics include: Sex in the Corn Field: What Really Goes On Out There?; Evaluating Efficacy of Tank Mixing Herbicides for Hard-to-Control Weeds in Corn; Feedlot Manure and Holding Pond Effluent: N Availability and Environmental Issues; Understanding the Benefits and Limitations of Current Pesticide Application Field Equipment; Crop Scene Investigation; and Atrazine in Surface/Groundwater.
Early registration is recommended to reserve a seat and resource materials. Cost for one clinic is $160 for those registering one week in advance and $210 after. Cost for both clinics is $280 one week in advance and $320 after.