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Production clinics offered across state

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Crop Production clinics at nine locations across Nebraska in January will provide information to help crop producers and agribusiness professionals improve their profitability and safety.

The crop production clinics will feature presentations from extension specialists and educators on soil fertility, soil water and irrigation management, crop production, ag business management and policy, pesticide safety and disease, insect and weed pest management, said Mark Bernards, Extension weed specialist.

Program topics are tailored to meet the needs of cropping systems in different parts of the state, and vary by location. Program topics can be found here.

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

Certified crop adviser continuing education unit credits will be available in integrated pest management (six CEU), soil and water (two CEU), nutrient management (one CEU) and crop production (three CEU). Attendees can earn a maximum of six CEU at a location.

Online registration is available at the website. Registration also is available at the door from 8-8:45 a.m. before each clinic. The cost of the clinic is $50 or $60 for those recertifying as pesticide applicators.

For more information, contact a local UNL Extension office or call (402) 472-2811 or (402) 472-1632.

The 2011 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. 11—Classics (Beatrice Country Club) in Beatrice

Jan. 12—The Auditorium in York

Jan. 13—Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Kearney

Jan. 18—Community Center in Ainsworth

Jan. 19—Lifelong Learning Center at Northeast Community College in Norfolk

Jan. 20—Midland University Event Center in Fremont.

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