"Growing Nebraska's Future" is the theme of the 13th annual Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 16-19. The event will focus on staying competitive in a global marketplace, increasing profits and meeting the world's growing food and energy needs starting in Nebraska.
The field days are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board in partnership with UNL Extension are funded through checkoff dollars. The efforts of the checkoff are directed by the United Soybean Board promoting effective, efficient, farmer-driven programs.
The event consists of four stops across the state, each with replicated research/ demonstration plots, lunch and time for questions. Producers can obtain ideas and insight about the challenges they face in producing a quality crop at a profitable price in today's global economy.
Topics include: nutrient management and high yield alternatives, pest management and yield enhancement products, weed management, and marketing and risk management. In addition, UNL Extension's BIT Mobile will be on hand for participants to visit and learn how to optimize irrigation efficiency and energy use with the SoyWater program.
Presenters include university specialists, educators and industry consultants. Agronomists and plant disease and insect specialists will be available to address production-related questions. Participants can bring unknown crop problems for complimentary identification.
The free field days begin with 9 a.m. registration and conclude at 2:30 p.m. Here is the schedule:
Aug. 16--Clay Center, UNL's South Central Ag Lab.
Aug. 17--Elba, Justin and Errol Wells farm.
Aug. 18-- Bancroft, Dallas and Matt Breitbarth farms.
Aug. 19--Cortland, Brian Busboom farm.
For more information about the field days and maps to sites, go to the Soybean Management Field Days Web site at http://ardc.unl.edu/soydays. Or you can contact the Nebraska Soybean Board at 1-800-852-BEAN, or University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension at 1-800-529-8030.