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      Crop Diagnostic Clinics to be Held This July Near Mead

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      Agribusinessprofessionals and crop producers will get a chance to take an in-depth look at field conditions,research and techniques at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's midsummer CropManagement Diagnostic Clinics July 17 and 18.

      Interested individuals can sign up for one day or both sessions as different subjects will be discussed each day.

      Bob Nielsen, national corn specialist from Purdue University, is one of the featured presenters. UNL educator Keith Glewen says havingthe opportunity to have Nielsen share his experience and knowledge of cornproduction live in a cornfield, will be a once inlifetime educational experience.

      Topics on July 17 include: Corn Crop Canopy, Light Interception, andGrain Yield; Corn Silage, An Efficient and Economical Use of Corn Residue;Update on Nematodes of Corn and Soybean; Crop Water Use; Making the Most of aHerbicide Application and Feeding a Growing Population in a Shrinking World: APlant Biosecurity-Food Security Challenge.

      July18 clinic topics include: Sex in the Corn Field: What Really Goes On OutThere?; Evaluating Efficacy of Tank Mixing Herbicides for Hard-to-Control Weedsin Corn; Feedlot Manure and Holding Pond Effluent: N Availability andEnvironmental Issues; Understanding the Benefits and Limitations of CurrentPesticide Application Field Equipment; Crop Scene Investigation; andAtrazine in Surface/Groundwater.

      Early registration is recommended to reserve a seat and resource materials.Cost for one clinic is $160 for those registering one week in advance and $210after. Cost for both clinics is $280 one week in advance and $320 after.

      Formore information or to register, call 800-529-8030, e-mail cdunbar2@unl.edu or go to http://ardc.unl.edu/training.shtml.

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