Lincoln — Clinics will be offered across the state to help crop producers and agribusiness professionals improve their profitability and sustainability.
The 2014 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Crop Production Clinics will be offered at nine locations across Nebraska in January 2014.
The clinics will feature presentations from extension specialists and educators on soil fertility, soil water and irrigation management, crop production, ag business management and policy, pesticide safety, and disease, insect and weed pest management.
Program topics are tailored to meet the needs of cropping systems in different parts of the state, and vary by location, so each clinic will offer an experience and benefit unique to the area.
The clinics will be the primary venue for commercial and non-commercial pesticide applicators to renew their licenses in the categories of Ag Plant, Regulatory and Demonstrations/Research. Private pesticide applicator can be recertified by attending the clinics.
Certified Crop Advisors can earn continuing education units in the Integrated Pest Management (six CEU), Soil and Water (two CEU), Nutrient Management (one CEU) and Crop Production (three CEU). Attendees can earn a maximum of six CEU at a location.
Registration is available online at http://cpc.unl.edu/ or is available at the door starting at 8 a.m., an hour before the start of each clinic. The cost is $60 for those pre-registering online or $75 at the door. Lunch is included in the fee.
Dates and locations for the 2014 Crop Production Clinics are as follows:
For more information, contact a local UNL Extension office or call (402) 472-2811 or (402) 472-1632.