After going completely virtual last year because of the pandemic, the 2021 Soybean Management Field Days (SMFD) returned in-person and in the field at four sites across Nebraska: Wilcox, Elgin, Rising City and Arlington. The field days are a continued partnership between the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) and Nebraska Extension to help soybean growers maximize productivity and profitability through smart decisions and efficient use of resources.
A team of University specialists, educators and industry consultants discussed various topics related to NSB checkoff research, marketing and education efforts. The presentations focused on research-based information with opportunities for interactive discussion, informal conversations and field tours.
If you weren't able to attend SMFD this year, you can still get a glimpse of the field days.
The 2021 SMFD presentations were summarized and packaged into videos that you can view at your convenience.
See your checkoff dollars at work and get best practices you can implement in your fieldsSoybean 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.
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
Topics and Presenters
|Grain Marketing & Cropland Cash Rental Rates in 2021|
Jeff Peterson, President, Heartland Farm Partners
|Strategies for Soybean Gall Midge and Insect/Disease Management in Cover Crops|
Justin McMechan, University of Nebraska Crop Protection & Cropping Systems Specialist
|Discussing Interseeding Cover Crops in Soybean:
Evaluating Soybean Variety, Cover Crop Planting,
Herbicide Placement and Weed Management
Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Extension Educator
|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
2021 Locations - Maps/Directions
Soybean Management Field Days research was 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.
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.
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.