Crop production clinic is Jan. 10

January 3, 2019

This year’s Crop Production Clinic will take place Jan. 10 at the Sandhills Convention Center in North Platte.

The annual update from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is also an opportunity for commercial pesticide applicators to become recertified in the agriculture plant and demonstration/research categories. Private applicators can also certify at the clinic.

Topics will include research updates on dicamba drift, urease and nitrification inhibitors, field peas in a semi-arid cropping situation, farm policy and risk management, root disease update and other topics.

Participants will also learn results of the 2018 TAPS project at North Platte. TAPS stands for “Testing Ag Performance Solutions” and involves farmers and others in crop management competition.

“We strive to provide practical, profitable, environmentally sound, high-impact training for agricultural professionals and producers” at the crop production clinics, said Chris Proctor, weed management extension educator and clinic coordinator.

Online registration is required for the clinic, which will last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with check-in beginning at 8 a.m. It costs $80, which includes a meal, refreshments and printed materials. Participants will receive the 2019 “Guide for Weed, Disease and Insect Management in Nebraska,” along with a summary of the 2019 Crop Production Clinic proceedings including further information on the topics being discussed.

For attendees being certified as pesticide applicators, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture licensing fee is $90 for commercial applicators and $25 for private applicators.

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

The clinics will also be offered at four other locations and times across the state. Complete agendas and online registration are available at agronomy.unl.edu/cpc.

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