LINCOLN -- "Growing Nebraska's Future" is the theme of the 11th annual Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 11-14. The event will focus on staying competitive in a global marketplace, increasing profits and meeting the world's growing food and energy needs starting right here in Nebraska.
The closest location will be Tuesday at Cappel Farms. From North Highway 83, turn east on County Road 719 (Approx. 2.5 miles north of McCook) and go 2 miles east. Turn south on Road 386 and go .5 miles. Or from West Highway 6/34 and Highway 83 intersection, go east for .4 mi. and turn north on East 11th Street (which changes to Road 386 north of town) and go 2.7 miles, or from East Highway 6/34, turn north on East 11th Street (which changes to Road 386 north of town) and go 2.7 mi. Field site is on west side of the road.The field days will offer producers unbiased and research-based information to improve their soybean profitability.
The event consists of four field stops across the state, each with demonstration plots, lunch and time for questions. Producers can obtain ideas and insight about the challenges they face in producing a quality crop at a profitable price in today's global economy.
Topics include: soybean row spacing, plant population, planting date and water management; nutrient management issues for soybean production; managing new and emerging diseases, insects and weed problems; and marketing, policy, and risk management.
By participating in the Soybean Management Field Days, producers will see their checkoff dollars at work bringing leading technology and ideas to producers.
Presenters include university specialists, educators and industry consultants.
Agronomists, plant disease, and insect specialists will be available to address production-related questions. Participants can bring unknown crop problems for complimentary identification.
The field days begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. Free registration is available the day of the event. Dates, locations and directions are:
-- Aug. 12 - Upland - Doug Boldt Farm: From Highway 4 and Highway 10 intersection south of Minden, go west on Highway 4. Go 2 miles to the intersection of Highway 4 and County Road 30. Go south on County Road 30 for 2 miles to the intersection of County Road 30 and County Road S. Field site is located 1/4 mile east on County Road S.
-- Aug. 13 - Greeley - Doug Wrede Farm: From Highway 22 West/Highway 281 intersection, 1/2 miles north and 1/4 mile west of the intersection of County Road 804 and Highway 281. Or from Highway 22 East/Highway 281 intersection, 8.4 miles northwest and 1/4 mile west of the intersection of County Road 804 and Highway 281. Or from Highway 92 West/Highway 281 intersection, 20.3 miles northwest and 1/4 mile west of the intersection of County Road 804 and Highway 281. Or from Highway 91 East/Highway 281 intersection, 14.5 miles south and 1/4 mile west of the intersection of County Road 804 and Highway 281. Field site is on north side of the road.
-- Aug. 14 - Schuyler - Mel and Matt Bailey Farm: From Highway 15 and Highway 30 intersection north of Schuyler, go east on Highway 30 for 2.6 miles. Turn north into driveway just after Highway 30 changes from four lanes to two lanes. Field site is located on the north side of the road. Or from Highway 79 and Highway 30 intersection at North Bend, go west on Highway 30 for 12 miles. Turn north into driveway just before the two lane turns to four lane. Field site is located 1/2 mile west of Road 14 on the north side of the road.
For more information about the field days and maps to sites, visit the Soybean Management Field Days Web site. Or contact the Nebraska Soybean Board at (800)852-BEAN or University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension at 1-800-529-8030.
The field days are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board in partnership with UNL Extension in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and are funded through checkoff dollars.