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Soybean Management Field Days
Soybean Management Field Days
 

2017 Soybean Management Field Days

August 8 - 11

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Ensuring continued competitiveness of U.S. soy in the global marketplace is integral as we look towards the future... for your profits as a producer AND for feeding a hungry world.

By the year 2020, the world's population is expected to exceed 8 billion people. The U.S. soybean industry can and will be a leader in food production and providing energy to sustain global economic growth.

By attending Soybean Management Field Days you are taking an important step in helping us meet the challenges of the future.

Sponsors - Nebraska Soybean Board and Nebraska Extension

 

SMFD Locations

2017 Locations

The field days begin with 9 a.m. registration and conclude at 2:30 p.m. Free registration is available the day of the event. Dates, locations and directions are listed below.  (Downloadable maps and directions coming soon!)

Tuesday, Aug. 8
University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center - NORTH PLATTE, NE

 

Wednesday, Aug. 9

Tad Melia Farm - ORD, NE

  

Thursday, Aug. 10
Jim Gerdes Farm - AUBURN, NE

     

Friday, Aug. 11

Tim Gregerson Farm - Tekamah, NE



 

What will you learn about?


Learn how to profitably apply the products of technology and research at the farm level.  This educational event is for you - the soybean grower and agronomic representatives supporting the soybean industry. Experts will share their knowledge and experiences as they relate to soybean production, marketing and management.

Early Season Crop Stress Effects
on Production, Insects and Seedling Diseases
• Review common seedling diseases and how stress can
   impact development
• Are seed treatments consistently are a good investment?
• Update on study researching herbicide interactions with
   seedling diseases
• Overview of the impact and management of early season
   hail damage in soybeans

Maturity Group and Traits, Cover Crops
and Weed Management
• Impact of maturity and trait selection on soybean
    production and weed management
• Cover crops as part of corn-soybean rotations
• Cover crops as a weed management tool

The Good, Bad and Ugly When Spraying
the New Herbicides’ Formulations in Soybeans
• How to ensure good results
• How to ensure from having bad results
• How to ensure against ugly results

Marketing and Policy Outlook
• Assessing current market decisions
• Making marketing decisions given the current outlook
• Calculating projected farm program supports through 2018
• Analyzing potential policy alternatives and choices for 2019
   and beyond

Impact of Tillage on Seeding Rates,
Evapotranspiration and Soil Factors Affecting Yield
• Impact of residue cover on soil water evaporation
• Tillage effects on the soil system
• Tillage effects on seeding rates



   



What you will learn

 

 The Presenters

The Presenters

Unbiased, research-based information from University presenters and industry consultants.   Updates on biodiesel use and markets are provided by the members and staff of the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff and others. 
Early Season Crop Stress Effects
on Production, Insects and Seedling Diseases
-  Justin McMechan, University of Nebraska Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist
-  Nick Arneson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Plant Pathology Research Technologist
-  Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist

Maturity Group and Traits, Cover Crops
and Weed Management
- Roger Elmore, Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems Agronomist
- Rodrigo Werle, Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

The Good, Bad and Ugly When Spraying
the New Herbicides’ Formulations in Soybeans
-  Bob Klein, University of Nebraska Emeritus Cropping Systems Specialist
-  Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Extension Educator

Marketing and Policy Outlook
- Jessica Groskopf, Extension Educator, Ag Economics
- Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension Public Policy Specialist

Impact of Tillage on Seeding Rates,
Evapotranspiration and Soil Factors Affecting Yield
-  Chuck Burr, Nebraska Extension Educator
-  Troy Ingram, Nebraska Extension Educator
-  Brian Krienke, Nebraska Soils Extension Educator
-  Steve Melvin, Extension Educator, Cropping Systems
-  Aaron Nygren, Extension Educator, Irrigation and Cropping Systems
-  Daran Rudnick, Nebraska Extension Agriculture Water Management Specialist –
   Crops
-  Charles Shapiro, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Soil Scientist  - Crop Nutrition


We are conducting replicated research at the Soybean Management Field Days sites...
learn about what we are finding out!

Research Updates

Contact Us

   
Nebraska Soybean Checkoff

 3815 Touzalin Ave. Suite 101 * Lincoln, NE 68507 * 1-800-852-BEAN

   info@nebraskasoybeans.org

Nebraska Extension

   1071 County Road G * Ithaca, NE 68033 * 1-800-529-8030

   kglewen1@unl.edu