The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is hosting a four day field day focusing on soybean production and management.
The four day event will take place in four different locations throughout eastern Nebraska.
Their first stop?
The Robert Johnston Farm in Royal.
The Soybean Management Field Days, as the event is called, is happening on August 9-12 and, according to their website, "will focus on how the state's soybean industry can stay competitive in a global marketplace, while increasing profits and helping meet the world's growing food and energy needs."
During the event, farmers can also bring their pivot pressure regulators for on-site testing.
"Management is the key word for the 2016 Soybean Management Field Days," said Ron Pavelka of Glenvil, chairman of the Nebraska Soybean Board of Directors, in the event's main website. "This year's program will address those big challenges that each farm must manage — water, weeds, fertility, pests and markets. In a year full of production and economic challenges for Nebraska soybean farmers, I would encourage growers to take this opportunity to put their checkoff to work on their farms."
The event site explains that "the field days will be held at four sites, each with replicated research and demonstration plots, lunch and time for questions."
For more information on presenters and topics, visit the UNL- Soy Bean Management Field Days website.