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Crop Production Clinic offers many dates and locations in 2010

LINCOLN, Neb. – Pest management, soil fertility, cropping systems and water management will be among the topics to be presented at the 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln crop production clinics to be held at nine locations across Nebraska in January.

The clinics will provide valuable information to help crop producers and agribusiness professionals improve their profitability and safety, said Mark Bernards, extension weed specialist.

The clinics will feature presentations on soil fertility, soil water and irrigation management, cropping systems, pesticide safety, plant disease, and insect and weed management. Program topics are tailored to each location, Bernards said. Program topics can be found at http://cpc.unl.edu.

The clinics will be the primary venue for commercial and non-commercial pesticide applicators to renew their licenses in the categories of Ag Plant, Regulatory and Demonstration/Research, Bernards said.

Private pesticide applicators can be recertified by attending the clinics.

Bernards anticipates that certified crop adviser continuing education unit credits will be available in integrated pest management (six CEU), soil and water (two CEU), and crop management (two CEU). Attendees can earn a maximum of six CEU at a location.

Online registration is available for the first time for this event and can be accessed by visiting the Web site. Registration also is available at the door starting at 8 a.m. before each clinic. The cost of the clinic is $50 or $60 for those recertifying as pesticide applicators. Call (402) 472-1547 for more information.

The 2010 program is as follows:

– Jan. 5 Adams County Fairgrounds in Hastings

– Jan. 6 Sandhills Convention Center in North Platte

– Jan. 7 Gering Civic Center in Gering

– Jan. 12 Classics (Beatrice Country Club) in Beatrice

– Jan. 13 The Auditorium in York

– Jan. 14 Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Kearney

– Jan. 19 Community Center in Ainsworth

– Jan. 20 Lifelong Learning Center at NECC in Norfolk

– Jan. 21 Midland Lutheran College Event Center in Fremont


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