South Central Agricultural Laboratory Field Day

  • South Central Agricultural Laboratory Field Days
South Central Agricultural Lab
Field Day
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023 * 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. *  Clay Center, NE
The public is invited to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s South Central Agricultural Laboratory (SCAL) field day on Tuesday, Aug. 1.  The field day includes topics focusing on improved crop production and profitability.  The event is designed so guests can select the tours they are most interested in. Topics and presenters include: 


The event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by opening remarks by Derek McLean, dean of UNL’s Agricultural Research Division at 8:45 a.m. Tours of research sites will follow. Sentinel Fertigation founder and CEO Jackson Stansell will give the keynote address, “Image-based Fertigation Scheduling: A win-win for improving profitability and sustainability,” during lunch. 

Nutrient Management -   

Fertigation demonstration and Precision Ag Technologies for Nutrient Management 

Guillermo Balboa, Research Assistant Professor, Jose Pinto, Ph.D. student and Seth Norquest, research technologist

Disease Management - Corn and soybean disease updates  

Tamra Jackson-Ziems and Dylan Mangel, Nebraska Extension plant pathologists 


Insect Management - Corn and soybean insect updates                   

Robert Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist and Ron Seymour, Nebraska Extension educator 


Irrigation Management - Technologies for Irrigation Scheduling  

Bruno Lena, Nebraska Extension educator 


Weed Management - Cover Crop for Weed Suppression in Corn and Soybean: Planting Green and Intercropping 

Vipin Kumar and Mandeep Singh, Ph.D. students, and Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist 


SCAL is located at 851 Hwy. 6, near Harvard.  

Continuing Education Units have been applied for and are pending.

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    • Please register by Friday, July 28 for lunch planning purposes.

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South Central Agricultural Laboratory Office



The South Central Agricultural Laboratory research farm is located at 851 Hwy 6 near Harvard. 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.

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