LINCOLN, Nebraska -- UNL Extension is teaming up with Monsanto/DEKALB and the four Natural Resources Districts in the Republican Basin to offer a free educational program to help producers cope with limited water supplies. The meetings will be held at three locations: Feb. 11 at the Fairgrounds in Imperial; Feb. 12 at the Fairgrounds in McCook; and Feb. 13 at the Ag Center in Holdrege.
This program will discuss cropping system methods to maximize corn and soybean production in water-short years.
Topics to be covered include: NRD Update on Water Policy and Regulations; Future of Irrigation in Republican Valley; Corn and Soybean Cropping Systems; Selecting the Right Hybrid for your Field; HydroEfficiency and Journey of Drought; Hybrid X Water Interaction Testing in the West; Residue Management Impact on Water Efficiency; Nutrient and Water Interaction; and Impact of Terraces and Small Reservoirs on Republican River Flow.
The program, including noon meal (sponsored by DEKALB), is free of charge, but pre-registration is requested by Feb. 7 at the following numbers for the meeting date listed: (308) 882-5173, URNRD, Imperial Feb. 11, (308) 367-4281, MRNRD, McCook, Feb. 12; (308) 928-2182 LRNRD, OR (308) 995-6688 Tri-Basin NRD in Holdrege.