Crops, Irrigation, Programming

Crop Production Clinics

The 2018 Clinics and Conference are an excellent opportunity for crop producers and agribusiness professionals can improve their profitability and sustainability. The clinics will be offered at four locations across Nebraska this January and the conference will be held over two days in Kearney.soybeans.jpg

They will feature presentations from Extension specialists and educators on soil fertility; soil, water, and irrigation management; crop production; ag business management and policy; pesticide safety; and disease, insect, and weed resistance management. The conference will also feature presentations from regional experts like Kevin Bradley from University of Missouri.

Program topics are tailored to meet the needs of cropping systems in different parts of the Nebraska, and vary by location.

The clinics and conference will be the primary venue for commercial and non-commercial pesticide applicators to renew their licenses in the categories of Ag Plant, Regulatory, and Demonstration/Research. Private pesticide operators can also be recertified.corn japanese beetles.jpg

Dicamba applicator training will be available at the Crop Production Clinics and Nebraska Crop Management Conference by attending the Pest Management (pesticide license re-certification) sessions in the afternoon and completing the sign-in at registration

Registration is available online at Cost for the program is $80 for online registration and $95 for on-site registration. The fee includes noon meal and refreshments, a 2018 Guide for Weed Management in Nebraska, and the 2018 Proceedings. The clinics start at 8:45 a.m.

Dates and locations for the 2018 Crop Production Clinics are:

January 10, Gering Civic Center, Gering
January 11, Sandhills Convention Center, North Platte
January 15 & 16 , Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk
January 18, Embassy Suites, Lincoln
2018 Nebraska Crop Management Conference Dates:

January 24-25, Younes Conference Center, Kearney

For more information, contact a local UNL Extension office or call 402-472-5411 or 402-472-5636.

Programming, Uncategorized

Crop Production Clinics


The Annual Crop Production Clinics provide a variety of topics covering farm topics to help producers and agribusiness professionals remain current on research and other relevant topics to improve one’s profitability. A recent CropWatch article summarized what to expect at the Crop Production Clinics in January. Pre-register to guarantee you get a comprehensive pest management guide, meal, and other resources. Some topics covered include:CPCpic16

  • What does it take to produce 80 bu/ac soybean routinely?
  • How can you control glyphosate-resistant weeds?
  • What can you do to delay corn rootworm resistance on your farm?
  • Where is the safety in the farm income safety net?
  • What are the truths and the legends of cover crops?
  • How can you employ climate-resilient irrigation systems?

These are among the many topics to be covered at the 2016 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics this January.  These one-day workshops will be held at nine sites, each featuring location-specific topics as well as timely research updates and recommendations for any farm. Pesticide applicator recertification for private applicators and for commercial/noncommercial ag plant, demonstration/research, and regulatory will also be available. This multi-disciplinary program is designed to help farmers and ag professionals learn about the latest topics with presenters on cropping systems; soil fertility; insect, disease, and weed management; irrigation; soil water management; and agribusiness management and marketing.

All programs start at 8:45 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. A meal and resource materials, including the 2016 Guide for Weed Management in Nebraska and the CPC Proceedings, will be available to those who preregister at Preregistration is $65 or registration is $80 at the door. Preregistration closes 3 p.m. the day before the clinic.

The programs closest to us include:

  • Friday, Jan. 8 — Holthus Convention Center 3130 Holen Ave, York
  • Tuesday, Jan. 12 – Beatrice Country Club 1301 Oak St., Beatrice
  • Wednesday, Jan. 13 — Adams County Fairgrounds 947 S. Baltimore, Hastings
  • Thursday, Jan. 14 — Younes Conference Center 416 W. Talmadge Rd., Kearney
  • Thursday, Jan. 21 —Saunders County Extension Office ARDC (Mead) 1071 County Road G, Ithaca

A maximum of six CCA credits will be provided per day in the areas of crop production (2), nutrient management (1), integrated pest management (6), water management (1), or professional development (2).

For more information, go to, or call 402-472-5636. Online preregistration is currently available on the website and program information by site will be added soon.