Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 * 8:30 a.m. – 3:05 p.m. * Clay Center, NE :Participants can choose from multiple field research trials and topics to tour at the Aug. 4 South Central Agricultural Laboratory (SCAL) field day. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. at 851 Hwy. 6 near Harvard, NE.
Come learn about current, up-to-date topics focusing on improved crop production and profitability! Each year more than 100 applied field research trials are conducted at SCAL by University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty and USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists. Trials are focused on irrigation and water management, soil fertility, entomology, weed science, cropping systems and disease management.
The day will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by tours of research sites. Lunch and refreshments included. But please preregister by Monday, Aug. 1 for planning purposes.
Continuing Education Units have been applied for and are pending.
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. – Registration, Coffee & Rolls. Check out our sponsor tables!
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - Welcome and opening remarks, Charles Stoltenow, Dean of Extension
9:15 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. - Choose a tour - Soil Health, Irrigation management, Disease management, Weed management
10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. - Choose a tour - Nutrient management, Irrigation management, Insect management
11:25 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Choose a tour - Soil Health, Disease management, Weed management
12:30 p.m.- 1:45 p.m. - Lunch, Keynote Speaker (John Shanahan, Agoro Carbon “Carbon market potential for U.S. producers”) & Dairy Store Ice Cream
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. - Choose a tour - Nutrient management, Insect management
3:05 p.m. - Field day ends. Thank you for coming and have a good trip home!
*Tours depart from the shop area
FIELD DAY DETAILS (TOPICS/PRESENTERS)
Come learn about current, up-to-date topics focusing on improved crop production and profitability
Nutrient Management: Insights from long term research trials and digital agriculture technologies in corn and winter wheat
Laila Puntel, Extension Soil Fertility and Precision Ag Specialist; Guillermo Balboa, Research Assistant Professor; Jose Cesario, graduate student; and Christian Uwineza, graduate student
Soil Health: Using cover crops, biochar, and other practices
Katja Koehler-Cole, Soil Health Management Extension Educator; Michael Kaiser, Asst. Professor in Applied Soil Chemistry; and Britt Fossum, Graduate Student
Disease Management: Corn and soybean disease updates
Tamra Jackson-Ziems and Dylan Mangel, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologists
Irrigation Management: Remote sensing for irrigation scheduling
Steve Melvin, Cropping Systems Extension Educator and Christopher Neale, Director, Water for Food Institute
Insect Management: Corn and soybean insect updates
Robert Wright, Nebraska Extension Entomologist and Ron Seymour, Nebraska Extension Educator
Weed Management: Cover crop for weed suppression in corn and soybean: Planting green and intercropping
Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist
LOCATIONThe field day will be held at the South Central Agricultural Laboratory Research Farm located at 851 Hwy. 6 near Harvard, NE
Directions: 13 miles east of Hastings on Hwy. 6 or 4.5 miles west of the intersection of Hwy. 14 and Hwy. 6 north of Clay Center.
Learn more about SCAL at: https://scal.unl.edu/.