LINCOLN, Neb. — The 16th annual Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 12-15 focuses on staying competitive in a global marketplace, increasing profits and meeting the world’s growing food and energy needs starting right here in Nebraska.
The field days are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board in partnership with UNL Extension in the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and are funded through soybean checkoff dollars. The efforts of the checkoff are directed by the United Soybean Board promoting progress powered by U.S. farmers.
The field days will offer producers unbiased and research-based information to improve their soybean profitability. Greg Peters of DeWitt, chairman of the Nebraska Soybean Board of Directors, says Soybean Management Field Days is an opportunity for soybean producers to see firsthand some management tips they may use on their operations. It also gives them a chance to visit with other producers as well as some experts from the university and industry about issues they may have that are not covered by the field day, or to give the soybean board ideas for field days next year.
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: herbicide applications, water quality and resistance management; growth, development and growth enhancement products; multiple soybean input study – row spacing, fungicides – foliar and seed applied, insecticides, and nutrient management; soybean irrigation management; grain marketing/ag policy/risk management; Nebraska Soybean Checkoff investment; and how to handle, store and use biodiesel in the farming operation.
By participating in the Soybean Management Field Days, producers will see their checkoff dollars at work bringing leading technology and ideas to producers.
Presenters include university specialists, educators and industry consultants.
Agronomists, plant disease, and insect specialists will be available to address production-related questions. Participants can bring unknown crop problems for complimentary identification.
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:
– Aug. 12 – Louis Stukenholtz farm near Auburn. Go 8.5 mi. W. of Peru or 7.5 mi. N. of Auburn OR 13.5 mi. S. of Nebraska City. Field day site is ½ mi. W. of intersection of Hwy. 75 and Cnty. Rd. 736.
– Aug. 13 – Corey and Chris Stengel farm near Shickley. From Shickley, go W. on Hwy. 74 for 4 mi., go N. on Cnty. Rd. 2 for 2 mi. Field day site is located just west of the intersection of Cnty. Rds. 2 and R.
– Aug. 14 – Craig Frenzen near Belgrade. From Fullerton, go N. on Hwy. 14 approx. 5 mi. to Hwy 52. Go W. on Hwy. 52 for 3 mi. to Cnty. Rd. 227/Cemetery Rd. Go S. on Cnty. Rd. 227/Cemetery Rd. 3 mi. or from Belgrade, go 1 mi. E. on Hwy. 52 to Cnty. Rd. 227/Cemetery Rd. and approx. 3 mi. S. Field day site is on W. side of the road.
– Aug. 15 – Dennis Mueller farm near Snyder. Go 1 mi. S. of Snyder on Hwy. 79. Field day site is on the W. side of the road.
The field days are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board in partnership with UNL Extension in the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and are funded through checkoff dollars. The United Soybean Board (USB), through soybean checkoff investments, is committed to making your checkoff pay off.
For more information about the field days and maps to sites, visit the Soybean Management Field Days Web site at http://ardc.unl.edu/soydays. Or contact the Nebraska Soybean Board at 800-852-BEAN or University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension at 1-800-529-8030.