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Crop diagnostic clinics set for July and August

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 Clinic on July 17.

The UNL Extension clinic begins with 7:30 a.m. registration at the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead and starts at 8 a.m. Participants will meet at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building. 

Keith Glewen, UNL extension educator said,  “Benefits of the crop management and diagnostic clinics include one-on-one attention, on-site plot demonstrations, interaction with other participants, discussions about cutting edge research and an opportunity to earn continuing education credits through Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program.”

Topics on July 17 include:  Selecting Cover Crops and Comparing Seeding Methods; Use of Herbicides for Resistant Weed Management in Soybeans: Now and in the Future; The Herbicide Mode of Action Challenge; Crop Scene Investigation (CSI); Learn skills in how to diagnose field problems; Agronomics and Economics Behind Corn, Cover Crops and Cattle; and Corn Hybrid Placement.

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

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.

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, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the web at http://ardc.unl.edu/training.shtml.

A precision ag clinic is scheduled for Aug. 27 and a clinic focusing on the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil and water will be held on Aug. 28.

Aug. 27 precision ag topics include:  Evaluating Crop Stress with Aerial Sensing Platforms; Crop Canopy Sensors for In-Season Nitrogen Management; Soil Conductivity, pH, and Organic Matter Mapping; Overlap and Turn Compensation Control for Sprayers and Ammonia Application with Capstan’s PinPoint® Technology; and Improving Farm Productivity with Agricultural Technologies.

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

Aug. 28 soil and water topics include:  Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties of Soil and Water….The Cornerstone of the Human Race; Cover Crops for Improving the Soil; Infiltration Test and Organic Matter; Soil Temp., Electrical Conductivity, pH, N and P tests; Soil Health’s Impact on Soil Water; Using Laboratory Tests to Determine Soil Health; Soil Characteristics, Productivity and Landscape Position; and Management Considerations to Improve and the Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties of Soil.

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

Cost for one clinic is $160 for those registering one week in advance and $210 after. Cost for both August clinics is $280 one week in advance and $320 after.