Field Day will focus on corn, soybean and grain sorghum
A field day event on Aug. 20 at the wheat center will provide farmers the opportunity to take a day off from their busy schedules and visit with UNL experts, other farmers and agribusinesses.
The main focus of field day will be:
• Plot tours of on-going cropping systems research on corn, soybean and grain sorghum
• Industry updates from corn industry, plating technology and Nutrien Ag Solutions
• Research updates from UNL experts
A welcome reception and registration will take place from 8-8:30 a.m.
Plot Tours will begin at 8:30 a.m. for two hours and include:
• Grain Sorghum Variety Trial - walk through the varieties with the grain sorghum seed industry.
• Dryland Corn Study—four hybrids planted at five planting dates and 5 seeding rates.
• Soybean Fertility Study - 13 fertility treatments including compost, biological products, foliar fertilizers, etc.
• Soybean Irrigated Agronomy Study - planting date, row spacing, seeding rate, compost applications.
From 10:30-11:15 a.m. there will be a networking break to visit exhibitors and a precision planting demo
Seed corn industry recommendations from Pioneer, Croplan, DeKalb & Golden Harvest will take place from 11:15 a.m. to noon.
Lunch will follow, along with a program by Nutrien Ag Solutions - Manage Inputs To Maximize Profit
Another 30-minute networking break will begin at 1:15 p.m.
At 1:45-3 p.m., the latest crop production research from UNL:
• Four Sources of Information That Can Help in Crop Management During These Challenging Times (Bob Klein)
• Western Bean Cutworm Management (Julie Peterson)
• Irrigated Soybean Key Management Strategies (Chuck Burr & Strahinja Stepanovic)
“Ultimately, we encourage farmers to attend, enjoy free lunch and fellowship, and provide us feedback on what Nebraska Extension can do to better serve our farming community,” said Stepanovic.
To register for this event, call Perkins County Extension office at 308-352-4340 or email Stepanovic at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline is Aug. 16.