• Soybean Management Field Days
Soybean Management Field Days

Plan to attend in August 2021 ... 4 Days  - 4 Locations

Hour-Long  Presentations Rotate from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  CST (Registration begins at 9 a.m.)

Aug. 10

WILCOX
Jerome Fritz Farm

Aug. 11

ELGIN
Kevin Dinslage Farm

Aug. 12

RISING CITY
Bart & Geoff Ruth Farm

Aug. 13

ARLINGTON
Mike Fuchs Farm

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Soybean Management Field Days will address issues important to farmers in our state and on an international level, while also providing the opportunity to learn about the various Nebraska Soybean Board research, marketing, and education efforts.
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Learn how to profitably apply the products of technology and research at the farm level

This educational event is for you - the soybean grower and agronomic representatives supporting the soybean industry. Experts will share their knowledge and experiences as they relate to soybean production, marketing and management including:

  • Grain Marketing & Cropland Cash Rental Rates in 2021
  • Strategies for Soybean Gall Midge and Insect/Disease Management in Cover Crops
  • Interseeding Discussing Interseeding Cover Crops in Soybean: Evaluating Soybean Variety, Cover Crop Planting, Herbicide Placement and Weed Managementt
  • Soybean Production & Cover Crops –Water Use, Planting Rates, Row Spacing, Planting Dates, Maturity Groups, and Irrigation Management

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Topics and Presenters

Grain Marketing & Cropland Cash Rental Rates in 2021

Jeff Peterson, President, Heartland Farm Partners
Jim Jansen, Nebraska Extension Agricultural Economist

  • Understanding Soybean Markets
  • Pricing Decisions and Opportunities
  • Trends in Current Nebraska Cropland Rental Rates
  • Determining Equitable Rents with Marketing Uncertainty
Strategies for Soybean Gall Midge and Insect/Disease Management in Cover Crops

Justin McMechan, University of Nebraska Crop Protection & Cropping Systems Specialist     
Tom Hunt, Nebraska Extension Entomologist
Robert Wright, Nebraska Extension Entomologist
Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist
Asha Mane, University of Nebraska Graduate Student

  • Soybean Gall Midge: Research Updates on a New Pest of Soybean
  • Insect Management in Cover Crop Systems
  • Fungicide Resistance in Frogeye Leafspot
Discussing Interseeding Cover Crops in Soybean:
Evaluating Soybean Variety, Cover Crop Planting,
Herbicide Placement and Weed Management

Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Extension Educator
and Local Nebraska Extension Educators

  • Interseeding Cover Crops in Soybeans
  • Weed Management in Soybeans
Soybean Production & Cover Crops –Water Use,
Planting Rates, Row Spacing, Planting Dates,
Maturity Groups, and Irrigation Management

Jim Specht, UNL Emeritus Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture
Aaron Nygren, Nebraska Extension Educator, Cropping Systems
Steve Melvin, Nebraska Extension Educator, Cropping Systems

  • Spring Sunlight & Water - Split Use by Cover  & Cash Crop
  • Row Width & Seeding Rate - 2020 SMFD Trial Results
  • Matching Varietal Maturity Group (MG) with Plant Date
  • Gain Knowledge About Irrigation Management with vs. Without Cover Crops
  • Learn Differences in Managing Cover Crops in Irrigated vs. Rainfed Systems

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2021 Locations - Maps/Directions

Soybean Management Field Days research is currently being conducted at locations across Nebraska. We look forward to sharing information from those sites and current information about soybean production, marketing, and management with you.   

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We have been conducting replicated research at the Soybean Management Field Days sites since 2012...
learn about what we have found out over the years and are continuing to learn.

Research Updates

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The 2020 Soybean Management Field Days moved online for the first time ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are excited to bring you Soybean Management Field Days in a virtual format.
We actively kept the Soybean Management Field Days plots up and running - conducting research to share with growers.
We invite you to view the Soybean Management Field Days presentations or listen to the podcasts
presented by Nebraska Extension specialists and educators when convenient in your schedule.

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Connect with us

Nebraska Soybean Board

 3815 Touzalin Ave. Suite 101 * Lincoln, NE 68507 * 1-402-441 -3240

   info@nebraskasoybeans.org


 

Nebraska Extension

   1071 County Road G * Ithaca, NE 68033 * 1-800-529-8030

   anygren2@unl.edu