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South Central Agricultural Laboratory to host field day

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COVERING CROPS: Nebraska Extension specialists and researchers will share the latest updates on cropping information at the South Central Agricultural Laboratory field day July 29 near Harvard.
Register by July 26 for the event, which focuses on improving crop production and profitability.

Learn about up-to-date field trials and topics focusing on improved crop production and profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s South Central Agricultural Laboratory, near Harvard, on July 29. The event is designed for guests to customize their day to select the tours they are most interested in.  

Some of the presentation topics and presenters include biomass management by Michael Sindelar, Nebraska Extension educator, and Virginia Jin, research soil scientist, USDA-ARS; as well as cropping systems by Katja Koehler-Cole, UNL research assistant professor, and graduate students Christopher Anuo and Elizabeth Oys.

There will be programs on disease management by Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, Asha Mane, graduate student, and Jae Brungardt and Brad Tharnish, research technicians.

Irrigation management will be covered by Chuck Burr, irrigated cropping systems Extension educator, and Steve Melvin, water and cropping systems Extension educator.

Robert Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist; Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension crop protection and cropping systems specialist; and Ron Seymour, Nebraska Extension educator will cover insect management.  

Presentations on sensor-based nitrogen management will be conducted by Joe Luck, Nebraska Extension precision ag specialist; Laila Puntel, UNL assistant professor; and Laura Thompson, Nebraska Extension educator.

Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist; Jenny Rees, Nebraska Extension educator; and Trey Stephens, graduate student, will present on weed management.


The event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by tours of research sites through 4 p.m. Greg Ibach, undersecretary in residence at IANR, is the keynote speaker during the lunch break.   

Details, map and registration are available at South Central Agricultural Laboratory is located at 851 Highway 6, near Harvard. There is no cost to attend the field day, but participants are asked to register online by July 26 for planning purposes. 

For more information, call 402-762-3536 or email [email protected]

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