For 21 years, Nebraska Extension Soybean Management Field Days have been a crucial component of soybean field research in the state and across the Great Plains. The 2019 version took place in August at four locations, including the Don Fellows farm near Sargent, Tim and Angie Labenz’ farm at Pilger, Ross and Judd Boekner’s farm at Plymouth, and Lynn Neujahr’s farm at Waverly.
The research and presentations at the four-day event are sponsored each year by Nebraska Extension, the Nebraska Soybean Board and the soybean checkoff.
Research at the on-farm sites this year included production costs and policy; cover crops and hail, insects and weed management; cover crops and seed, planting and irrigation management; soybean gall midge updates and cover crops and soil microbial communities. Learn more online at extension.unl.edu.
Click on the slideshow for six takeaways from this year's programs.