An upcoming field day at the Stumpf International Wheat Center in Grant, Neb., will provide an opportunity to take a day off from busy schedules and visit with University of Nebraska-Lincoln experts, other farmers and representatives from agribusinesses.
The focus of the field day, set for Tuesday, Aug. 20, is on cropping systems research in corn, soybeans and grain sorghum. The field day will include updates and recommendations from the seed corn industry, research updates from UNL experts, planting technology demonstrations and a discussion on managing inputs for profitability.
Field day agenda
8 to 8:30 a.m.: welcome reception and registration
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.: The following plot tours are scheduled:
- grain sorghum variety trial — participants will walk through variety plots with grain sorghum seed industry representatives
- dryland corn study — including four hybrids planted at five planting dates and five seeding rates
- soybean fertility study — including 13 fertility treatments, including compost, biological products, foliar fertilizers, etc.
- soybean irrigated agronomy study — including planting date, row spacing, seeding rate and compost application treatments
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.: networking break, visit exhibitors and Precision Planting demo
11:15 a.m. to noon: seed corn industry recommendations from Pioneer, Croplan, DeKalb and Golden Harvest
Noon to 1:00 p.m: lunch break and presentation from Nutrien Ag Solutions on managing inputs to maximize profit
1:15 to 1:45 p.m.: networking break, visit exhibitors and Precision Planting demo
1:45 to 3:00 p.m.: The following crop production research updates from UNL are scheduled:
- four sources of information that can help in crop management during these challenging times, with Bob Klein, Extension western Nebraska crops specialist
- western bean cutworm management, with Julie Peterson, Extension entomologist
- irrigated soybean management strategies, with Extension educators Chuck Burr and Strahinja Stepanovic
Farmers are encouraged to attend, enjoy free lunch and fellowship, and provide feedback on what Nebraska Extension can do to better serve the farming community.
To register for this event, call the Perkins County Extension office at 308-352-4340 or email Strahinja Stepanovic at email@example.com. The registration deadline is Aug. 16.