2020 Virtual Water and Crops Field Day

“Using Precision Technology to Improve Profitability”

Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 9 AM - 12 PM CDT

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9:00 AM: Opening Remarks – Dr. Kelly Bruns, Director West Central Research, Extension and Education Center
Recognize Field Day Sponsors – Chuck Burr

9:15-10:00 AM: Keynote Speaker - Michael Horsch, Horsch Equipment, Germany. "The Reality about Digitalization in Farming: A look at Robotics, Automation and the Future of Agriculture"
Question and Answer Session

Concurrent Sessions

10:00-11:00 AM: Session 1- Using Technology in Pest Management – Moderator Dr. Julie Peterson

10:00 – 11:00 AM: Session 2 – Using Technology in Water & Nitrogen Management – Moderator Dr. Daran Rudnick

11:00 – 12:00 PM: Research Updates:

Breakout Session 1 – Nebraska ON Farm Research (NOFR)
Nebraska On Farm Research (NOFR): Farmers value of OFR participation - Ron Seymour, UNL
NOFRN and Ag Leader Down Pressure Studies in Corn – Sarah Sivits and Laura Thompson, UNL
Reducing Nitrate Leaching with Manure Application – Todd Whitney, UNL
Applying Precision Ag Technologies to enable Variable Rate Soybean Population Studies in Nebraska - Dr. Joe Luck, UNL
Question and Answer Session

Breakout Session 2 – Research at Stumpf Center in Grant
Spring Wheat Trials – Strahinja Stepanovic, UNL
Soybean Board Population/Fertility Study – Strahinja Stepanovic, UNL
Irrigation x Hybrid x Population Study – Dr. Daran Rudnick, UNL
Corn Rootworm Studies – Dr. Julie Peterson, UNL
Question and Answer Session

Breakout Session 3 – Ag Econ & Cedar Tree Control Research
Cash Flow Management: COVID and Survival – Robert Tigner, UNL
Hybrid Return on Investment – Dr. Matt Stockton, UNL
Eastern Red Cedar Control – Kat Caswell, UNL
Potassium & Soybeans - Dr. Brian Arnall, OSU

Conference Adjourns 12:00 PM

Thanks to our Sponsors – Nebraska Water Balance Alliance, Ogallala Water Project, NebraskaLand National Bank, Komet Irrigation, Arrow Seed.

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