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.