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Nebraska Extension to host crop clinics

University of Nebraska-Lincoln crop production and pest management specialists have scheduled a series of crop production clinics across the state in January to provide the latest research-based information and recommendations for 2016.

Topics will include soil fertility; soil water and irrigation; insect, disease and weed management; cropping systems; and agribusiness management and marketing. The complete agendas are available at http://agronomy.unl.edu/cpc.

The clinics will be the primary venue for commercial and noncommercial pesticide applicators to renew their licenses in the following categories: ag plant, regulatory and demonstration/research.

Representatives from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture will be present to verify attendance. The crop production clinics also will serve as a venue for private pesticide applicators to renew their licenses.

A maximum of six Certified Crop Advisor credits will be available per day in these areas: crop production (two), nutrient management (one), integrated pest management (six), water management (one) and professional development (two).

Pesticide applicator recertification training will be available in these categories: commercial/noncommercial in ag plant, demonstration/research and regulatory; and private applicator.

Online registration is required for the clinics to provide meals and materials. Register at http://agronomy.unl.edu/cpc. The cost for pre-registration by 3 p.m. the day before the clinic is $65.

Online pre-registration includes the 2016 Guide for Weed Management in Nebraska, the 2016 crop production clinic proceedings with further information on the topics being discussed, a meal and refreshments. On-site registration is $80.

Check-in each day is from 8 to 8:30 a.m., with sessions from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jan. 6, Gering: Gering Civic Center, 1050 M St.

Jan. 7, North Platte: Sandhills Convention Center, 2102 S. Jeffers St.

Jan. 8, York: Holthus Convention Center, 3130 Holen Ave.

Jan. 12, Beatrice: Beatrice Country Club, 1301 Oak St.

Jan. 13, Hastings: Adams County Fairgrounds, 947 S. Baltimore Ave.

Jan. 14, Kearney: Younes Conference Center, 416 W. Talmadge Road

Jan. 19, Atkinson: Atkinson Community Center, 206 W. Fifth St.

Jan. 20, Norfolk: Lifelong Learning Center, NECC 601 E. Benjamin Ave.

Jan. 21, UNL Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ithaca: Saunders County Extension Office, 1071 County Road G

For more information about the clinics, contact Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, at (402) 472-1534 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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