Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo

Soybean Expo
Nebraska Soy Expo

Plan to attend the Nebraska Soybean Day
and Machinery Expo - Dec. 14, 2017

The 2017 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo Dec. 14 will assist soybean producers in planning for next year's growing season.

The expo, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 2:15 p.m., will be in the pavilion at the Saunders County Fairgrounds in Wahoo, said Keith Glewen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educator.

The expo opens with coffee, doughnuts and the opportunity to view equipment and exhibitor booths. Speakers start at 9 a.m.

Presenters include University of Nebraska researchers and specialists, Nebraska Soybean Checkoff representatives, soybean growers and private industry representatives.

Nebraska Extension Educator Keith Glewen coordinates the expo.  He says, “We are bringing back Jason Norsworthy due to the popularity of his presentation last year.  This year he is going to focus on a topic that has gained widespread attention and is on the mind of most growers – dicamba.”

Jason Norsworthy is the chair of weed science at the University of Arkansas.  He will discuss issues associated with dicamba use, including likely causes for non-target damage based on field observations of university weed scientists across the U.S.  He will highlight research conducted to understand off-target movement of the new, lower-volatility formulations of dicamba relative to older formulations.  He will also provide input on ways to minimize the likelihood for damage from off-target dicamba movement in 2018.

Also on the agenda is Michael Swanson Ph.D., a Wells Fargo Agricultural Economist.  Swanson believes growing top yielding soybeans requires the right inputs, and says it’s a team sport.  Just like in professional sports, the players want to get paid for playing.  The question Swanson poses is “are you managing like ‘the money ball’ or ‘sentimental’ manager”.  Are you paying benchwarmer a superstar’s salary?  This talk will focus on getting the metrics right. 

Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Extension Educator is a strong proponent of measuring herbicides accurately for successful weed control in soybeans.  He will discuss how accurate measurements are often overlooked in the big picture of herbicide resistance.  The key factors he stresses in his presentation are:  1) keys to correct herbicide rates,  2) know your real tank size, and 3) know the difference in dry and liquid ounces.  He will explain how when done properly, the potential to save significant amounts of money outweighs the alternative of very poor weed control.

The expo also will include an update on the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff update and association information.

Producers will be able to visit with representatives from seed, herbicide, fertilizer and equipment companies and view new farm equipment during a 30-minute break at 10:10 a.m.

The Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization requests that each participant donate one or more cans of nonperishable food to the food pantry.

Complimentary noon lunch will be served.

Registration is available the day of the expo at the door. For more information about the program or exhibitor information, call (800) 529-8030 or e-mail kglewen1@unl.edu

 This program is sponsored by Nebraska Extension in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Nebraska Soybean Board, Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization and private industry.  There is no registration fee.

 

Presentations

Presenters include University of Nebraska researchers and specialists, Nebraska Soybean Checkoff representatives, soybean growers and private industry representatives.

The expo also will include an update on the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff update and association information.

Trading Soybean Bushels for Soybean Bushels
Michael J. Swanson Ph.D., Wells Fargo Agricultural Economist
Growing top yielding soybeans requires the right inputs, and it’s a team sport.  Just like in professional sports, the players want to get paid for playing.  The question is “are you managing like ‘the money ball’ or ‘sentimental’ manager”.  In other words, are you paying benchwarmer a superstar’s salary?  This talk will focus on get your metrics right.

Dicamba: Summary of Research and Observations from 2017     
Jason K. Norsworthy, Professor and Endowed Chair of Weed Science, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
A look at the issues associated with dicamba use, including likely causes for non-target damage based on field observations of university weed scientists across the U.S.  Learn about the research conducted to understand off-target movement of the new, lower-volatility formulations of dicamba relative to older formulations.  Thoughts on ways to minimize the likelihood for damage from off-target dicamba movement in 2018 will be discussed.

Measure Accurately for Successful Weed Control in Soybeans
Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Extension Educator
When considering herbicide resistance, an important topic that can often be overlooked is ensuring accurate herbicide applications.  This includes:  1) Keys to correct herbicide rates.  2) Know your real tank size.  3) Know the difference in dry and liquid ounces.  If done properly, this has the potential to save you significant amounts of money with the alternative being very poor weed control.


Soy Expo Presentations

 

Exhibits and Machinery

Exhibits and Machinery

Producers will be able to visit with representatives from seed, herbicide, fertilizer and equipment companies and view new farm equipment during a 30-minute break at 10:10 a.m.

 

Support the local food pantry

The Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization requests that each participant donate one or more cans of nonperishable food to the food pantry.

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