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Dealing with limited water in Republican BasinTell North Platte what you think

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is teaming up with Monsanto/Dekalb and the four Natural Resource Districts in the Republican Basin to offer a free educational program to help producers cope with limited water supplies.

The meetings will be held at three locations:

• Feb. 11 at the Fairgrounds in Imperial;

• Feb. 12 at the Fairgrounds in McCook;

• Feb. 13 at the Ag Center in Holdrege.

This program will discuss and share cropping system methods to maximize corn and soybean production in water short years.

Topics to be covered include:

• NRD Update on Water Policy and Regulations;

• Future of Irrigation in Republican Valley;

• Corn and Soybean Cropping Systems;

• Selecting the Right Hybrid for your Field;

• HydroEfficiency and Journey of Drought;

• Hybrid X Water Interaction Testing in the West;

• Residue Management Impact on Water Efficiency;

• Nutrient and Water Interaction;

• Impact of Terraces and Small Reservoirs on Republican River Flow.

The program, including a noon meal (sponsored by Dekalb), is free of charge, but pre-registration is requested by Feb. 7 at the following numbers:

-- Imperial, contact the URNRD at 308-882-5173

-- McCook, contact the MRNRD at 308-367-4281

-- Holdrege, contact the LRNRD at 308-928-2182 or Tri-Basin NRD at 308-995-6688.

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