Nebraska corn residue cooperator Field Day scheduled for Oct. 28 |

Nebraska corn residue cooperator Field Day scheduled for Oct. 28

Nebraska Extension and the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) will sponsor a Corn Residue Cooperator Field Day on Friday, Oct. 28, north of Scottsbluff.

The field day will begin at 12:30 p.m. with lunch at the Lionel Harris Building, (at the Mitchell Ag Lab, part of the Panhandle Research and Extension Center). The building is on Experiment Farm Road about 1 ¼ miles west of Highway 71.

Pre-registration is encouraged for a meal count. To register, contact Deidra McCarthy at the Panhandle Center, 308-632-1260, by Oct. 25.

The field day is intended to help producers understand the impacts of grazing and baling corn residue on subsequent crop yields across various soil types with different erosion potential.

Following lunch, UNL Beef Specialist Rick Rasby will explain the SARE project and introduce speakers. Karla Jenkins, Cow-Calf and Range Management Specialist at the Panhandle Center, will speak about sampling forages at 1 p.m.

In the field, several experts from the UNL Animal Science Department will speak about various aspects of grazing corn residue. Jordan Cox will cover crop producer and consultant perspectives. Kristen Ulmer will speak about how removal of residue affects crop yields. Soil Scientist Manbir Rakkar will discuss how removal of residue affects the soil.

–UNL Extension

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