Nebraska Extension Crop Management Education

Providing Trusted Training for Ag Professionals

 Intensive training for agricultural professionals brought to you by Nebraska Extension in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR).

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Check out our Virtual Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic Training below!  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the 2020 clinics weren't offered in person - but the training courses are now online

  • The sessions were recorded at the Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic site at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center. The clinic site includes crop growth and development at a range of vegetative/reproductive growth stages for corn and soybeans. Presentations, plot tours, and activities of the traditional clinics were professionally filmed for the Midwest Soil Health Clinic and the Midwest Corn and Soybean Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics. Learn from the unbiased expertise of university experts and plot demonstrations.

  • The sessions have been edited down and broken into smaller modules.

  • The sessions can be purchased for a nominal fee and viewed at your convenience.

  • This is NOT live virtual training, but rather an opportunity to participate online when it is convenient for you.  Nebraska Extension seeks to bring quality education from trusted presenters and research-based information in this new format.  

  • Courses can be purchased at eXtension Catalog or using the direct links below.  The clinics are divided into 16 courses, making it convenient to choose subject matter and CCA credits categories. CCA credits are available for those who view the presentations and complete the accompanying review and feedback questions.  A certificate of completion is provided at the conclusion of this course.

The following courses are available:

arrow COURSE 1 - Midwest Soil Health Clinic - SOIL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) = 1 Soil and Water Management
Neil Dominy, USDA-NRCS Nebraska State Soil Scientist; Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator; Patrick Cowsert, NRCS Resource Soil Scientist; Michael Sindelair, Nebraska Extension Educator; Aaron Nygren, Nebraska Extension Educator; and Marty Marx, NRCS Soil Conservation Technician

S1 – Welcome
S2 - Soil Characteristics, Productivity & Landscape Position - Part 1
S3 - Soil Characteristics, Productivity & Landscape Position - Part 2
S4 - Physical Soil Properties – The Foundation for Soil Health! - Soil Property Interactions
S5 - Physical Soil Properties – The Foundation for Soil Health! - Soil Structure
S6 - Physical Soil Properties – The Foundation for Soil Health! - Soil Aggregates
S7 - Physical Soil Properties – The Foundation for Soil Health! - Soil Compaction
S8 - Physical Soil Properties – The Foundation for Soil Health! - Soil Erosion
S17 - Measuring Bulk Density, Porosity and Infiltration, How it Impacts Soil Health - Soil Infiltration
S18 - Measuring Bulk Density, Porosity and Infiltration, How it Impacts Soil Health - Bulk Density Demo
S19 - Measuring Bulk Density, Porosity and Infiltration, How it Impacts Soil Health - Calculating Bulk Density
S20 - Soil Infiltration
S29 – Conclusion

arrowCOURSE 2 - Midwest Soil Health Clinic - SOIL BIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) = 1 Soil and Water Management
Candy Thomas, NRCS Natural Resources Specialist; Aaron Hird, USDA/NRCS Nebraska Soil Health Specialist; and Introduction and Closing - Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator

S1 – Welcome
S21 - Soil Biology
S22 - What is Soil Biology - Active Carbon Test - Interpreting Soil Test Reports - Haney Tests
S23 - What is Soil Biology - Active Carbon Test - Soil Biology
S24 - Biological Indicators and Tests
S29 – Conclusion

arrowCOURSE 3 - Midwest Soil Health Clinic - SOIL HEALTH PROPERTIES
Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) = 1 Soil and Water Management
Michael Kucera, USDA-NRCS Agronomist, National Soil Ecology Team; Keith Byerly, NCGA Field Manager, SHP Kansas and Nebraska; and Introduction and Closing - Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator

S1 – Welcome
S9 - Soil Health Bucket Overview
S10 - Introduction of Soil Chemical Properties, Soil Health Management, and Soil Health Indicators
S16 - How Healthy Soils Make Crop Production Easier
S29 – Conclusion

arrowCOURSE 4 - Midwest Soil Health Clinic - COVER CROPS/SOIL HEALTH
Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) = 1 Soil and Water Management
Gary Lesoing, Nebraska Extension Educator; Rich Russell, Arrow Seed Regional Sales Agronomist; and Introduction and Closing - Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator

S1 – Welcome
S25 - Cover Crops for Improving Soil Health - Cover Crops Plot Tour
S26 - Cover Crops for Improving Soil Health - Cover Crops Mix Demo
S27 - Management of Cover Crop Programs on Your Operation
S28 - Cover Crops for Improving Soil Health - Cover Crops and Soil Health
S29 – Conclusion

arrowCOURSE 5 - Midwest Soil Health Clinic - NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT
Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) = 1 Nutrient Management
 Michael Kucera, USDA-NRCS Agronomist, National Soil Ecology Team; Keith Byerly, NCGA Field Manager, SHP Kansas and Nebraska; and Introduction and Closing - Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator

S1 – Welcome
S11 - Plant nutrient deficiencies
S12 - Soil pH
S13 - Soil Phosphorus
S14 - Soil Nitrogen
S15 - Soil Temperature and Electroconductivity (EC)
S29 – Conclusion


arrowCOURSE 6 - Midwest Corn Production Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic - CROP MANAGEMENT - SECTION 1
Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) = .5 Crop Management
Tom Hoegemeyer, Adjunct Professor of Practice, UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and Introduction and Closing - Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator

C1 – Welcome
C6 - History of Corn Before Hybrids
C7 - First Corn Hybrids
C29 – Conclusion

arrowCOURSE 7 - Midwest Corn Production Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic - CROP MANAGEMENT - SECTION 2
Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) = 1.5 Crop Management
Roger Elmore, Nebraska Extension Emeritus Cropping Systems Agronomist; Tom Hoegemeyer, Adjunct Professor of Practice, UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture; Osler Ortez, University of Nebraska Agronomy Ph.D. Student; and Introduction and Closing - Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator

C1 – Welcome
C8 - Corn growth and development: Overview
C9- Corn growth and development: Planting to V6 - Sixth leaf stage
C10 - Corn growth and development: Planting to V6 - Sixth leaf stage
C11 - Corn growth and development: V7 to V15 – seventh through 15th leaf stage
C12 - Corn growth and development: V7 to V15 – seventh through 15th leaf stage
C13 - Corn growth and development: V16 to R2 – 16th leaf through the blister stage
C14 - Corn growth and development: V16 to R2 – 16th leaf through the blister stage
C15 - Corn growth and development: R3 to R6 – milk stage to physiological maturity
C16 - Corn growth and development: R3 to R6 – milk stage to physiological maturity
C17 - Corn seeding depth
C18 - Corn seeding depth
C29 – Conclusion

arrowCOURSE 8 - Midwest Corn Production Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic - CROP MANAGEMENT - SECTION 3
Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) = 1 Crop Management
Roger Elmore, Nebraska Extension Emeritus Cropping Systems Agronomist; Tom Hoegemeyer, Adjunct Professor of Practice, UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture;Osler Ortez, University of Nebraska Agronomy Ph.D. Student; Aaron Nygren, Nebraska Extension Educator; and Introduction and Closing - Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator

C1 – Welcome
C19 - Useful to Useful (U2U): Corn Growing Degree Day (GDD) decision support tool
C20 - Solar Radiation in Corn: Reproductive Stages
C21 - Short VERSUS Tall: Can short hybrids work towards our advantage?
C22 - 30” Versus 60” Row Spacing in Corn: Opportunities…
C23 - Corn Irrigation Considerations By Growth Stage
C29 – Conclusion

arrowCOURSE 9 - Midwest Corn Production Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic - PEST MANAGEMENT - SECTION 1
Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) = 1 Pest Management
Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist and Introduction and Closing - Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator

C1 – Welcome
C2 - Preseason Disease Management Decisions
C3 - Bacterial Leaf Streak
C4 - Foliar Fungicide Considerations
C5 - Tar Spot and Other Late Season Diseases
C29 – Conclusion

arrowCOURSE 10 - Midwest Corn Production Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic - PEST MANAGEMENT - SECTION 2
Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) = 1 Pest Management
Justin McMechan, University of Nebraska Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist; Robert Wright, Nebraska Extension Entomologist; and Introduction and Closing - Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator

C1 – Welcome
C22 - Early Season Corn Pests
C23 - Corn Rootworms
C24 - Corn Ear Pests
C29 – Conclusion

arrowCOURSE 11 - Midwest Corn Production Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic - PEST MANAGEMENT - SECTION 3
Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) = .5 Pest Management
Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Extension Educator and Introduction and Closing - Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator

C1 – Welcome
C25 - Early Season Weed Control
C26 - Interseeding Cover Crops
C29 – Conclusion

arrowCOURSE 12 - Midwest Soybean Production Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic - CROP MANAGEMENT
Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) = 1 Crop Management
Jim Specht, University of Nebraska Emeritus Professor and Introduction and Closing - Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator

SB1 – Welcome
SB18- Soy Planting Date - Yield
SB20 - Soybean Planting Date - Vegetative & Reproductive Duration
SB21 - Soybean Planting Date - Now Versus Then
SB22 - Soybean Planting Date - Variety Maturity Group Choice
SB23 - Soybean Varietal Maturity Group & Pre Soy Cover Crop
SB24 - Soybean Varietal Maturity Group & Post Soy Cover Crop
SB25 - Soybean Seeding Depth & Rate
SB26 - Soybean Row Width
SB27 – Conclusion

arrowCOURSE 13 - Midwest Soybean Production Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic - NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT
Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) = 1 Nutrient Management
Nathan Mueller, Cropping Systems Extension Educator; Javed Iqbal, Nebraska Extension Nutrient Management and Water Quality Specialist; and Introduction and Closing - Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator

SB1 – Welcome
SB2 - Soybean Zinc requirements
SB3 - Base-cation saturation ratio concept
SB4 - Does the “ideal soil” with base-cation saturation ratio concept exist?
SB5 - Boron Application
SB6 - Boron Demonstration Plots
SB27 – Conclusion

arrowCOURSE 14 - Midwest Soybean Production Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic - PEST MANAGEMENT - SECTION 1
Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) = 1 Pest Management
Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist and Introduction and Closing - Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator

SB1 – Welcome
SB7 - Soybean Cyst Nematode
SB8 - Phytophthora
SB9 - Frogeye Leaf Spot
SB10 - White Mold and SDS
SB27 – Conclusion

arrowCOURSE 15 - Midwest Soybean Production Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic - PEST MANAGEMENT - SECTION 2
Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) = 1 Pest Management
Justin McMechan, University of Nebraska Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist and Introduction and Closing - Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator

SB1 – Welcome
SB11 - Early Season Pests
SB12 - Soybean Gall Midge
SB13 - Soybean Defoliators
SB14 - Dectes Stem Borer
SB27 – Conclusion

arrowCOURSE 16 - Midwest Soybean Production Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic - PEST MANAGEMENT - SECTION 3
Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) = .5 Pest Management
Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Extension Educator; Jim Specht, University of Nebraska Emeritus Professor; and Introduction and Closing - Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator

SB1 – Welcome
SB15 - Early Season Weed Management
SB16 - Cover Crops and Weed Control
SB17 - Cover Crops and Interseeding
SB19 - Soybean Planting Date - Sunlight Capture
SB27 – Conclusion

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Learn about the Crop Managment training

Nebraska Extension's Crop Management educational programs are tailored for agricultural businesses, representatives, producers, educators, and others wishing to expand their knowledge base or pursuing Continuing Education Credits. If you are seeking educational opportunities in crop production, management, and diagnostics, explore the links on this page to see how we can help you meet that need.

Change is constant in agriculture. Keeping up with the latest technology and changes in crop production in a timely manner is a continuing challenge for those in agricultural professions.  Ongoing, in-depth training opportunities are needed in crop management and diagnostics by many producers and professionals.

Genetic modifications, diverse cultural practices, and environmental regulations are some of the subject matter that have gained widespread attention in recent years. When coupled with the necessity of efficient, economical practices, these changes often mandate an expanded, broad knowledge base.  Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics help meet the needs of those seeking to stay abreast of current issues, production and management practices.

Why attend?

  • Hands-on, in-field training with CCA credits. (During the Covid-19 pandemic, we brought the courses online for the first time)
  • Learn from the unbiased expertise of university and industry agricultural specialists.
  • Up-to-date,  current, research-based information is presented.
  • One-on-one attention, actual on-site plot demonstrations, and beneficial interaction with other participants. The small manageable groups promote interaction between presenters and participants.
  • The training sessions consistently receive excellent reviews.
  • Last year, participants estimated the value of the knowledge gained and/or anticipated practice changes as an increase of $9.16 per acre.
  • Held at a site specifically developed for the training at the University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, Nebraska.  (A short drive - 50 minutes from Eppley Airfield-Omaha or 35 minutes from the Lincoln Airport).  Winter training is conducted in the Christenson Research and Education Building using live plant cultivars.
  • Money back guarantee if not completely satisfied with the training.

Nebraska Extension's Crop Management and Diagnostic Clinics and educations programs (such as field scout training) provide the educational opportunities agribusinesses and producers are seeking. The expertise of university and industry agricultural specialists is drawn upon to provide the latest, up-to-date, research-based information in crop production. To learn more about these programs, please visit the links on this page

SPRING CROP SCOUT TRAINING
The Crop Scout Training provides educational opportunities for agribusinesses and producers. MORE...
ONLINE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
new icon Check out our Virtual Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic Training below! Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the 2020 clinics weren't offered in person - but the training courses are now online. Learn about other crop-related classes that are offered online. MORE...
COLLEGE CREDIT COURSES
Some training sessions listed on this site can help you earn college credit - when taken in conjunction with other course projects and assignments. MORE...
COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING SITE
This site provides details on upcoming crop-related workshops, conferences and other training opportunities. MORE...
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Presenters at some training sessions may have made presentation materials available for download. Please note that these materials are copyrighted. MORE...
CONTACT US
Nebraska Extension Crop Management Programs
1071 County Road G
Ithaca, NE 68033
Ph (402)624-8030
Fax (402)624-8010
E-mail: saunders-county@unl.edu

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