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2024 soybean clinic - mastering success

2024 soybean clinic - mastering success

By Scout Nelson

Nebraska Extension is set to revolutionize soybean farming with its 2024 Nebraska Soybean Production Clinic. Scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Merrick County Youth and Agriculture Education Center, this clinic promises a comprehensive dive into advanced soybean cultivation techniques starting from 9 a.m.  

The day kicks off with breakfast refreshments, offering attendees the chance to mingle with vendors and explore various ag display booths. The educational sessions begin at 9:30 a.m., featuring a robust lineup of presentations from USDA updates to door prize announcements at 3:45 p.m. 

Key topics covered include: 

  • Optimizing soybean planter setup and adjustments for peak performance. 
  • Implementing advanced agronomy and cultural practices. 
  • Effective insect and plant disease management, with a focus on white mold. 
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies for weed control. 
  • Assessing nutrient needs specific to Nebraska soybeans. 
  • Best practices for irrigating soybean fields. 
  • Guidance on managing 2024 soybean budgets for informed decision-making. 

Attendees can also earn Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits for each presentation, adding professional development to the day’s benefits. 

Hosted by Nebraska Extension, this event is designed to narrow down critical soybean production decisions aiming for profitability. With sponsors like Archer Credit Union and Pinnacle Bank covering meals, the clinic is free for participants, underlining the community's commitment to agricultural education and sustainability.  

Steve Melvin, the event coordinator, emphasizes the clinic’s role in providing research-based insights directly applicable to enhancing soybean crop profitability. Mark your calendars for an informative day dedicated to elevating Nebraska's soybean production. 

Photo Credit - united-soybean-board

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Categories: Nebraska, Crops, Soybeans, Education

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