Welcome to the 2020 Soybean Management Virtual Field Days

2020 SMFD Field Sites.

2020 SMFD sites include:

• Jerome Fritz Farm at Hildreth, NE

• Kevin Dinslage Farm at Elgin, NE

• Bart and Geoff Ruth Farm at Shelby, NE

• Mike Fuchs Farm at Arlington, NE

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The 2020 Soybean Management Field Days moved online for the first time ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  While we weren't able to offer in-person field days this year, we are excited to bring you Soybean Management Field Days in a virtual format. 

Active research continued at the Soybean Management Field Days locations throughout the 2020 growing season.  The virtual presentations provide an outlet for sharing information and updates from the sites with growers. 

For over 20 years, Soybean Management Field Days have helped soybean growers maximize productivity and profitability through smart decisions and efficient use of resources.  We hope that you will find the information and materials presented valuable to your operation. 

win icon  You can enter for a chance to win prizes while helping us plan for next year by completing a short survey after watching a presentation.  Complete the surveys for chances to win the grand prize (total prize value approx. $500) - a Yeti Cooler with Nebraska Soybean logo and $200 worth of Nebraska Pork.  We will also be drawing for 4 Carhart jackets and high oleic soy grease.  Winners will be announced during the virtual Nebraska Soybean and Machinery Expo online on Dec. 17.  (Watch for details on this page.)

  Here's how: 

  1. Watch a video or listen to the podcast
  2. Complete the corresponding survey
  3. Be sure to include your name and email so we can contact you if your name is selected from the drawing
  4. Please complete a survey for each video that you watch or audio podcast that you listen to.  Watch/listen to 1 presentation = 1 entry.  Watch/listen 2 = 2 entries.  Watch/listen 5 = 5 entries.  And so on....

SMFD booklet

Presentations, Grower Booklet & Contact Info

Most of the Soybean Management Field Days presentations were recorded at the Shelby, NE field site in
August in an effort to bring you a true virtual field day experience.  Nebraska Extension specialists and educators
have provided presentations that growers can view whenever and wherever is most convenient.  As you view the
presentations, please follow along with the link to the grower booklet, as further details/information are available.
Together, the presentations and booklet provide updates from the sites, as well as information to help
growers stay current and competitive in the global marketplace and increase profits.  If you wish to contact any
of the presenters, please refer to P.14 of the grower booklet.
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Presentations at a Glance

1 -Introduction and Welcome (5:05)   Video  * Audio Podcast

2- Soybean Gall Midge: Research Updates on a New Pest of Soybean (20:01)  Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

3 - Managing Insects in Cover Crop Systems (16:26) Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

4 - Soybean Cyst Nematode (15:17) Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

5 - Frogeye Leaf Spot (10:27) Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

6 - Soybean Production Costs and What’s New in Enterprise Budgeting (17:59)  Video  * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

7 - Precision Ag Technology: What are the Economics? (8:32)  Video  * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

8 - Cereal Rye Influence on Soil Nutrients and Microbial Abundance (20:25) Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

9 - Interseeding Cover Crops in Soybean: Key Considerations for Success (18:24) Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

10 - Interseeding Annual Ryegrass and Wheat into Soybean(3:26)  Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

11 - Influence of Soil Management Practices on Weed Control, Herbicide Fate and Crop Productivity (9:03)  Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

12 - Influence of Soil and Residue Management on Herbicide Carryover and Subsequent Crop Development (10:40)  Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

13 - Soybean Planting Date – Yield (5:58)  Video* Audio Podcast * Evaluation

14 - Soy Planting Date –Sunlight Capture (6:56)  Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

15 - Soy Planting Date – Sun Capture - Cover Crop (6:22) Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

16 - Soy Planting Date – Transpire Water (9:20) Video  * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

17 - Soy Planting Date –Transpire Water- Cover Crop (5:18)  Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

18 - Soy Planting Date – Vegetative Growth and Reproductive Duration (5:57) Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

19 - Soy Planting Date – Vegetative and Reproductive Duration - Cover Crops (2:30) Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

20 - Soy Planting Date – Now vs. Then (5:13) Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

21 - Soy Varietal Maturity Group Choice (5:01)  Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

22 - Soy Varietal Maturity Group - Cover Crop (4:06)  Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

23 - Seeding Depth and Rate (4:12) Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

24 - Row Width (3:49) Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

25 - Soil Water Use Considerations with Cover Crops in Irrigated Soybeans (7:16) Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

26 - Cover Crop Water Use and Planting Considerations in Irrigated Soybeans (6:34) Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

27 - SMFD Research on Soil Water Use with Cover Crops in Irrigated Soybeans (8:49) Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

28 - Scheduling Late Season Irrigation in Soybean (13:58)  Video * Audio Podcast * Evaluation

29 - Closing Thanks, Evaluation and Upcoming Report (1:35)  Video * Audio Podcast

Quick Surveys - Your Chance to Win!

Thanks for viewing the 2020 Soybean Management Field Days virtual presentations.  Please help us plan for next year and improve this program.  Each presentation has a short survey - click on a few questions related to that specific presentation and you are done!  If you could complete "Section 2" just once on a single presentation, it will help us understand and better serve our audience.  Thank you!

win icon  You can enter for a chance to win prizes while helping us plan for next year by completing a short survey after watching a presentation.  Here's how:

  1. Watch a video or listen to the podcast
  2. Complete the corresponding survey
  3. Be sure to include your name and email so we can contact you if your name is selected from the drawing
  4. Please complete a survey for each video that you watch or audio podcast that you listen to.  Watch/listen to 1 presentation = 1 entry.  Watch/listen 2 = 2 entries.  Watch/listen 5 = 5 entries.  And so on....
Complete the surveys for chances to win the grand prize (total prize value approx. $500) - a Yeti Cooler with Nebraska Soybean logo and $200 worth of Nebraska Pork.  We will also be drawing for 4 Carhart jackets and high oleic soy grease.  Winners will be announced during the virtual Nebraska Soybean and Machinery Expo online on Dec. 17.  (Watch for details on this page.)

1 - Welcome to 2020 Soybean Management Field Days

Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator; Scott Ritzman, Executive Director, Nebraska Soybean Board; and Greg Anderson, Board Member, Nebraska Soybean Board

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2 - Soybean Gall Midge: Research Updates on a New Pest of Soybean

Justin McMechan, University of Nebraska Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist

(20:01) Trouble loading or slower speeds - hit escape key and use this link instead

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update icon  Justin McMechan will provide the latest developments on Soybean Gall Midge - check back soon!
 

3 - Managing Insects in Cover Crop Systems

Justin McMechan, University of Nebraska Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist

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4 - Soybean Cyst Nematodes Updates

Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist

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5 - Frogeye Leaf Spot Update

Asha Mane, University of Nebraska Graduate Student

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6 - Soybean Production Costs and What’s New in Enterprise Budgeting

Glennis McClure, Nebraska Extension Farm and Ranch Management Analyst

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click icon Video explaining the new UNL Ag Budget Calculator

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7 - Precision Ag Technology: What are the Economics?

Taro Mieno, UNL Department of Ag Economics Assistant Professor

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8 - Cereal Rye Influence on soil Nutrients and Microbial Abundance

Katja Koehler-Cole, UNL Research Assistant Professor

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9 - Interseeding Cover Crops in Soybean: Key Considerations for Success

Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Extension Educator

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10 - Interseeding Annual Ryegrass and Wheat into Soybean

Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Extension Educator

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11 - Influence of Soil Management Practices on Weed Control, Herbicide Fate and Crop Productivity

Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Extension Educator

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12 - Influence of Soil and Residue Management on Herbicide Carryover and Subsequent Crop Development

Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Extension Educator

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13 - Soybean Planting Date – Yield

Jim Specht, UNL Emeritus Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture

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14 - Soy Planting Date –Sunlight Capture

Jim Specht, UNL Emeritus Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture

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15 - Soy Planting Date – Sun Capture - Cover Crop

Jim Specht, UNL Emeritus Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture

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16 - Soy Planting Date – Transpire Water

Jim Specht, UNL Emeritus Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture

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17 - Soy Planting Date – Transpire Water- Cover Crop

Jim Specht, UNL Emeritus Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture

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18 - Soy Planting Date – Vegetative Growth and Reproductive Duration

Jim Specht, UNL Emeritus Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture

(5:57) Trouble loading or slower speeds - hit escape key and use this link instead

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19 - Soy Planting Date – Vegetative and Reproductive Duration - Cover Crops

Jim Specht, UNL Emeritus Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture 

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20 - Soy Planting Date – Now vs. Then

Jim Specht, UNL Emeritus Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture

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21 - Soy Varietal Maturity Group Choice

Jim Specht, UNL Emeritus Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture

(5:01) Trouble loading or slower speeds - hit escape key and use this link instead

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22 - Soy Varietal Maturity Group - Cover Crop

Jim Specht, UNL Emeritus Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture

(4:06) Trouble loading or slower speeds - hit escape key and use this link instead

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23 - Seeding Depth and Rate

Jim Specht, UNL Emeritus Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture

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24 - Row Width

Jim Specht, UNL Emeritus Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture

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25 - Soil Water Use Considerations with Cover Crops in Irrigated Soybeans

Aaron Nygren, Nebraska Extension Educator, Cropping Systems

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26 - Cover Crop Water Use and Planting Considerations in Irrigated Soybeans

Aaron Nygren, Nebraska Extension Educator, Cropping Systems

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27 - SMFD Research on Soil Water Use with Cover Crops in Irrigated Soybeans

Aaron Nygren, Nebraska Extension Educator, Cropping Systems

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28 - Scheduling Late Season Irrigation in Soybean

Steve Melvin, Nebraska Extension Educator, Cropping Systems

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29 - Closing Thanks, Evaluation and Upcoming Report

Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator

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Updates from the field
Check out these earlier updates from the 2020 Soybean Management Field Days sites...

Cover Crop Seeding ResearchNebraska Extension Educator Steve Melvin
brings you an update on interseeding
cover crops into soybeans

Cover Crop Seeding Research Soybean Management Field Days Research
is underway! Nebraska Extension Educator
Aaron Nygren takes a closer look at what is going on at the Arlington site. 

Coming Up Nebraska Soybean Board Executive Director Scott Ritzman and Nebraska Extension Educator Keith Glewen provide an update on 2020 Soybean Management Field Days

For More Information

  • Contact the Nebraska Soybean Board at 1-402-441-3240 or Nebraska Extension 1-800-529-8030. 

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