GERING, Neb. (KNEP) Local farmers and growers had an opportunity to talk shop and get pesticide certified today. University of Nebraska Extension hosted the 2019 crop production clinic at the Gering Civic Center.
This was the first stop in a series of Ag clinics the Extension will be hosting across the state. The clinics are an opportunity to share the research they've been working on in the past year, to hold pesticide certification, and to get fresh input.
This year’s organizer is UNL Extension Educator, Chris Proctor. He said these clinics date back to 1974, and that Gering typically has good participation which, for him, makes it worth the trip west. “The turnout in Gering has always been really good so it's fun to be out here.”
They talked crop management and agronomy related topics, such as: business management, weed and pest control. They also shared the latest about forage management, soils, wheat, corn, sugar beets, and other pulse crops.
The clinic also offered information on hot-topics like Dicamba, an herbicide used for soy beans that causes damage to nearby crops.
To find more information about UNL Extension research visit: https://extension.unl.edu/